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What do odorous house ants look like?

Odorous house ants, also known as stink ants, sugar ants, and coconut ants, emit a smell of rotten coconut when crushed. Adult odorous house ants are brown or black, grow to between 1/16th and 1/8th of an inch in length, have six legs, and segmented, oval-shaped bodies.

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When are odorous house ants most active?

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What attracts odorous house ants?

Odorous house ants are attracted to properties that provide easy access to food and water sources. These ants prefer sugary, sweet substances but will consume almost anything, including fruits, vegetables, and meat. 

They are often drawn to gardens, garbage cans, compost piles, and pet food. 

To sustain their colony, they seek out water from leaky faucets, broken sprinklers, dripping hoses, and clogged gutters. 

Where do odorous house ants nest indoors?

Odorous house ants can enter homes through cracks and crevices in the foundation and exterior walls while foraging for food. Once inside, they tend to nest near moisture sources such as behind walls, near hot water pipes, in bathrooms, or in kitchens. 

Are odorous house ants dangerous?

Odorous house ants are not dangerous. They pose no real health risks to people, nor do they cause significant property damage. However, these ants should not be allowed to live in your home or business for any period of time because they may contaminate food sources.

How do I get rid of odorous house ants?

We offer an ongoing home pest control plan that includes regular ant treatments. Check out our Good Plan below for details. For ant infestations in commercial facilities, our commercial pest control services are the ideal solution. Give us a call to find out how we can help you eliminate ants!

Good Pest Control Plan

If ants and other common household pests are infesting your home, Lindsey Pest's Good plan may be the perfect solution.  Starting at only $40* per month, this affordable year-round home pest control plan includes an initial interior and exterior inspection and treatment for your existing pest problem.  Every quarter, one of OUR experienced pest control technicians will return to perform an exterior treatment that is designed to control 30+ invading pests. 

  • Quarterly Pest Service

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  • 30+ Common Pests

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  • Wasp Removal (Up to 10 ft)

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Pests Covered In This Program:

*German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Brown Banded Cockroaches, Australian Cockroaches, Asian Cockroaches, Woods Roaches, Pharaoh Ants, Rover Ants, Thief Ants, Monomorium Ants, Acrobat Ants, Big-Headed Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Little Black Ants, Silverfish, Fire Brats, Springtails, Psocids, Polistes, Wasps, Crickets, Earwigs, Cellar Spiders, Jumping Spiders, Weevils, Cigarette Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Confused Flour Beetles, and Fungus Gnats

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* New customers only - after initial fee. Some exclusions may apply.

* One year service agreement required

* Early cancellation fee may apply

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