Odorous house ants

Odorous House Ant Control and Treatment

What is an odorous house ant?

Odorous house ants are similar in size to other common ants, measuring between 2.5 and 3.5 mm in length. Their bodies are dark brown or black, with an unevenly shaped thorax. Their most common and distinctive feature is the incredibly unpleasant odor that comes out of their bodies when crushed.

Are odorous house ants dangerous?

They won’t hurt you, but they do stink. When an odorous house ant is crushed, it lets out a pungent, rotten smell. This smell can permeate every corner of a home they’ve infested. We recommend calling a professional pest control company to address them the second you think (or smell) there’s a problem.

Why do I have odorous house ants?

They’re in your home or business because they were looking for something to eat, most likely, preferring sugar and meat as a main source of nutrients. They’re going to focus on your kitchen so a good way of preventing them from calling your home their own is to always stay on top of cleaning and maintaining tidiness inside the places where you serve and eat food.

How can I prevent odorous house ants?

First things first: make sure they can’t make their way inside. Odorous house ants will build their nests anywhere they can. Under, over, in between. Preventing them from getting inside in the first place is the best guard against these pests in particular because of how troubling they can be to remove due to the horrible smell that comes from even a single one being crushed. Keep an eye on the perimeter of your home and immediately address any cracks, holes, or openings you find in order to better guard against them.

How can Gregory Pest remove odorous house ants from my home or business?

An expert exterminator from Gregory Pest Solutions will be your full-service pest solutions provider specializing in the effective removal and prevention of odorous house ants and their nests from your home or business.

When you hire us to evaluate how extensive your home’s pest problem is, one of our pros will be sent to assess the situation and then formulate an environmentally friendly plan for removal and prevention. Best of all, our plans prevent future odorous house ant infestations just as effectively as they remove current infestations.

Where can I get help with odorous house ants?

Gregory Pest Solutions offers our residential and commercial pest control services all throughout the middle and southeastern United States. If you reside in any of the states listed below, give our team of trained experts a call. We’ll help you remove existing pest problems and prevent future ones.







Our technicians travel wherever they’re needed in fully-loaded, ready-to-go trucks. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us whenever needed.

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