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Odorous House Ants

The odorous house ant produces a rotten coconut smell when crushed that is very distinct.

Odorous House ants are dark-colored

1/8 inch in size

Single node hidden beneath the abdomen

Strong, rotten coconut smell when crushed

Odorous house ants can exist in very large numbers where there is plenty of moisture

Will form trails similar to those of Argentine ants

Odorous house ants are one of the most difficult pests to eliminate from a structure

Will often establish in earth-filled porches and block walls

Granular bait applications to the perimeter of the structure

Gel baits inside and in exterior stations

Perimeter sprays with non-repellent products