Odorous House Ants

The Odorous House Ant (Tapinoma sessile) is also known as the “stink ant” because of how it smells when crushed – like a rotten coconut. This native ant is brown/black and widespread throughout the United States. Odorous House ants lack a stinger but can bite although the bite is insignificant given the size of the ant. They do however; contaminate food by leaving waste behind.
Odorous house ants and larvae

Odorous house ants and larvae – Also called “stink ants” because they smell when squished. These ants like sweets – and pet food!

Odorous House ants become pests in the kitchen/pantry, and anywhere else in the house where there is an attractive food source. These ants favor sweets but will also raid pet food. Trails are easy to identify and usually lead to their nest outdoors. Odorous House ants typically nest in the soil, beneath rocks and stones, bricks, logs, boards, and other objects on the ground. It is important to keep the home tidy and the floor free of crumbs, especially children’s rooms where the ants might find left over treats. If you have these stinky ants, we can help! Call today at 1-800-986-1006 for help with an Odorous ant infestation. You’re also welcome to complete the form below and a caring Hearts Pest Management representative will contact you shortly.
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