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The Odorous House Ant:

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 inch long.

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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Habitat Indoors:

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
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 Ant Invasions.