Odorous House Ant - Clark Pest Control

Odorous House Ant

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Physical Characteristics

Odorous house ants are 1/16" 1/8" long and black in color. The odorous house ant is known for its pungent, rotten coconut like smell when crushed.


The odorous house ant colony may consist of several colonies with 100 to 100,000 ants and many queens. Outside the odorous house ant nest in exposed soil, under objects such as, lumber, brick and even in honey bee hives.

Inside, nests are usually found near sources of moisture in wall voids, near water heaters, plumbing and even under toilets. Odorous house ants feed primarily on insects, dead or alive, honeydew, plant secretion and seeds.


Most infestations of odorous house ants can be controlled with Clark's Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.