FAQs on the Odorous House Ants in Rutherford County Tennessee

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Common FAQs on House Ants

Q: What is an Odorous House Ant?

A: The odorous house ant is a small, dark brown ant species commonly found in the Rutherford County Tennessee area. They are about 1/8th of an inch in length and emit a distinct unpleasant rotten-coconut smell when crushed.

Q: Where do Odorous House Ants live?

A: Odorous house ants typically nest outdoors in the soil or mulch, but will come indoors if given the opportunity to forage for food. Inside homes, they usually nest near water sources such as sinks, tubs and other areas with high moisture content.


Q: How can I tell if I have an infestation of Odorous House Ants?

A: Common signs of an infestation are small piles of dirt outside your home or near doorways and window frames. You may also see ants inside your home near water sources such as sinks, tubs and other areas with high moisture content. Another sign of an infestation is the unpleasant odor that these ants emit when crushed.


Q: Are Odorous House Ants dangerous?

A: No, odorous house ants are not considered dangerous pests as they do not spread diseases nor do they bite or sting humans.  However, they can contaminate food products with their presence which can lead to unwanted health risks.


Q: How can I get rid of Odorous House Ants from my property?

A: Proper sanitation measures should be taken to reduce the number of ants on your property since odorous house ants forage for food in large numbers. Ensure all food containers have tight fitting lids and that crumbs or spills are cleaned up immediately to prevent attraction to any potential ant colonies on your property. Additionally, it’s important to properly seal any cracks or crevices around windowsills and door frames, as well as remove any potential nesting sites from around your property – such as piles of debris or leaf litter near walls or pathways leading into buildings – to prevent further invasions by odorous house ants at least twice a year. For more severe infesting, professional pest control services may be required.

This was just 5 Common FAQs on House Ants

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