Color: Brown or Black
Size: 2.4 to 3.3mm
Scientific Name: Tapinoma sessile
Odorous Ant FAQs
How do you get rid of odorous ants?
To remove odorous house ants, baiting is preferred, since they like both sugar and protein-based baits. Insecticide sprays do not work on these ants, as they tend to split up colonies that will simply relocate.
Are odorous house ants poisonous?
Odorous house ants are not dangerous, but they can contaminate your food as they forage. They are considered to be nuisance pests.
Do odorous ants cause damage?
Odorous ants will typically be found in warm areas or in places close to water sources. Although an odorous house ant infestation can happen within your home, it will not cause any major structural damage.
What are odorous ants attracted to?
Pests such as odorous ants are attracted to moisture. To prevent odorous house ants, eliminate standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes odorous ants use these branches to get into the home.