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Odorous House Ants are often referred to as sugar ants or sweet ants because they’re usually found in the kitchen snacking on sugary substances. These ants won’t cause any damage to the home like Carpenter Ants and Acrobats Ants will, but they are a nuisance insect that can typically be eradicated by using bait wherever they’re found trailing. They typically snack on sweet in the spring and proteins in the fall. An exterior treatment in the early spring will help to keep these nuisance ants out of your home until the snow flies.
To determine if an ant is an Odorous House Ant, squash the ant between your fingers and give it a good sniff. If it smells like rotten coconut, it’s an Odorous House Ant, hence the name.
It is highly advised that customers DO NOT attempt to spray or treat Odorous House ant with store-bought products. Spraying will cause budding and make the problem much worse and harder to deal with.