Project Description

Odorous Ants

Appearance
Plain dark brown or black.

Size
Odorous ants are between 1/16 and 1/8 inch in length.

[jbox title=”Interesting Fact”] When an odorous ant worker is stepped on, it gives off a pungent unpleasant smell similar to rotten coconuts.[/jbox]

Behavior
This social, highly prolific species of ant will live in colonies that contain up to 100,000 individuals. Like most other ants, odorous ants scavenge for food throughout their territory; they prefer sweet foods and dead insects. The odorous ant is a long-lived species that is native to the U. S.

Habitat
Odorous ant colonies are frequently found in or around homes and other buildings. They’re attracted to grease, pet food, spills, and exposed food; indoor foraging can be easily discouraged by keeping kitchen surfaces and appliances clear of food debris. In the wild odorous ants will nest in cool, debris-rich spaces such as in logs and under stones.

 


Odorous Ant Pest Control in Seattle