What are odorous house ants?
Odorous house ants are a common ant species that invade Georgia homes.
These small black colored ants are about 1/8 inch long in length. As their name suggests, when these
ants are crushed they give off a foul “rotten-coconut” smell.
Are odorous house ants dangerous?
The odorous house ant is not a dangerous ant but mainly a nuisance. And,
if present they can contaminate your food. They love to eat sweets, especially melons.
Why do I have an odorous house ant problem?
These ants will enter your home looking for a warm place to stay during periods of
heavy rain. They will also enter your home through cracks in your foundation,
open windows and doors searching for a food and water source.
How do I get rid of odorous house ants?
At Monitor Pest Control we offer our Once Per Year Pest Control Application
pest control for homes infested with odorous house ants as well as over 47
different pests. To learn more about our home pest
control services in Sugar Hill and North West Georgia, our Once Per Year Pest Control Application,
or to find out how we can help your company combat odorous house ants, please contact us today.
Can I do it myself?
In order to completely eliminate odorous house ants from your home, you must completely eliminate
the members of their colony and their nesting area. This can be a difficult task to accomplish without professional help
because there may be smaller nests around that you are not aware of and do not treat, therefore causing a re-infestation.
If you have an odorous house ant problem, contact Monitor Pest Control today.
Why choose Monitor Pest Control?
With over 25 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve ant problems,
no matter what type. With Monitor Pest Control, you’ll receive trained professionals, serious commitment and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent an odorous house ant problem in the future?
To prevent an odorous house ant infestation, make sure that doors and windows are completely sealed
and that all screens are intact. Trim trees and bushes back from your house so they can’t use them as a bridge
to gain access to your home. Keep fruit in the refrigerator and dry goods in sealed containers to prevent
the ants from using it as a food source.