The Odorous House Ant gets their name from the strong, rotten
coconut-like smell it gives off when the Ant is crushed.
The smell is actually a defense mechanism that raises an alarm and lets
the other Ants know something is wrong. If they ever become alarmed,
they run around in erratic patterns with their abdomens tipped to
release the alarm Pheromone (that rotten coconut smell), which draws
more workers to the release site. These tiny Ants
range in size from one-sixteenth of an inch to one-eighth of an
Like all Ants, they live in colonies and may have 2 or more Queens with
over 100,000 Workers. That’s a lot of Ants!!! So when you see a Trail of Ants walking across your floor in search of food, you’re only seeing a
fraction of them.
Most of the Ants are back at the nest, so it’s a good idea to call a Professional at Easton Pest Management to use their Specialized Techniques to totally rid your house of The Odorous House Ants.
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Odorous House Ants nest near Moisture Sources, such as In Wall Voids behind Light Switches and Electrical Plug Ins, Near Hot Water Pipes, In Heaters, Beneath Leaky Fixtures and Inside Wood Damaged by Termites. Outside, odorous ants
are often found in exposed soil or under stacks of firewood.
Odorous house ants can contaminate food and should be avoided. If you notice Odorous
House Ants in your structure, Contact an Easton Pest Management Specialist to discuss a proper course of treatment for your Odorous House Ant issues.
Odorous House Ant Life Cycle:
Each of the Ant Colonies may have 2 or more Queens with
over 100,000 Workers. New Queens will mate with their brothers within the Colony. Although some
Queen Ants will mate with unrelated males. A single Queen can produce 10's of thousands of
workers and hundreds of reproductives.
Odorous House Ants develop by complete metamorphosis by transforming from eggs
to larva and pupa to adults. Development can also vary. Many things affect
the cycle (like temperature) though it typically takes anywhere from 34
to 83 days for eggs to mature into adults.
Odorous House Ant Prevention Outside:
1.) Pests such as Odorous House Ants are attracted to moisture. To prevent Odorous House Ants, eliminate standing water. 2.) Keep tree branches
and other plants cut back from the structure. Sometimes Odorous House Ants
use these branches to get into the structure. 3.) Make sure that there are
no cracks or little openings around the bottom of the Foundation.
4.) Ensure firewood and building materials are not stored next to the
home because Odorous House Ants like to build nests in stacks of
wood and other debris around the structure.
Odorous House Ant Prevention Indoors:
1.) Sweep floors and vacuum carpets often. Every time you vacuum, Dispose the debris OUTSIDE. 2.) Wipe off counter tops so there’s no food spills. A clean counter will eliminate food sources for the Ants. 3.) Keep appliances free of grease or food debris. Clean appliances will eliminate food sources for the Ants. 4.) Store food in sealed containers. Keeps Ants away from food sources. 5.) Do not leave pet food out in the open. Food sources attract the Ants Indoors.
Safe Ant Treatment for your Home:
Control can be difficult, So it’s best to call in a Professional at Easton Pest Management to
locate the nest as this is necessary to stop the infestation. We will apply a Safe Ant Control Treatment to the structure of your house to Eliminate and Prevent any further
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