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For the most part, you've probably heard of stink bugs, but have you ever heard of ants that stink? In other words, the odorous house ant? If you haven't, pay attention because these ants are well-known in the Houston area, and if you haven't experienced them yet, you probably want to keep it that way.

 

These invasive pests come in large numbers, making them hard to control. And if you make the mistake of stepping on one, your nose and house will be in for an odorous rude awakening. When your time at home consists of watching where you step, it's definitely time to call in the pros. Houston pest control service professionals will know exactly how to get rid of odorous house ants.

 

So don't let an ant infestation of this species stink up your Houston house. Call All-Safe Pest & Termite today for odorous house ant control!

odorous house ant on grass

How To Identify Odorous House Ants


The biggest thing to note about odorous house ants is that they don't sting or bite, so there are no venomous threats. Now, what these ants do to protect themselves is emit a foul-smelling odor to repel predators.


Physically, these ants don't have any outstanding features that differentiate them, as they have dark brown bodies like many other species of ants. As far as an odorous house ant's size, they only grow to about 1/8 of an inch, so they're pretty small. The true distinction of these ants is truly the odor they give off. It's reminiscent of rotten coconuts. 


When these ants make their presence known in your home, you know it, and that's when it's time to call us to make those pesky ants unwelcome.

The Problems Odorous House Ants Can Cause In Your Home

 

Odorous house ants are more than just a stinky nuisance. In fact, food contamination is the biggest issue you'll have with them in your house. These ants nest near leaky pipes, sinks, and A/C units, to name a few unsanitary locations, and because they reside in these nasty areas, if they get on your food, crawl on your countertops, or get into your food storage containers, they can really make you sick. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of An Ant Infestation From Your House


Whenever you hear or see the word 'infestation,' just know that it means the problem is beyond mere DIY tactics and requires the services of a professional. So if you see a few ants in your home, know that there's likely more where they came from.


To rid your home of an odorous house ant infestation, call All-Safe Pest & Termite. We guarantee that we'll have a plan that meets your pest control needs. To get started, all you have to do is request your no-obligation, free estimate.

Five Eco-Friendly And Effective Ant Prevention Tips For Your Home


By utilizing our ant control services and implementing the following prevention tips, you can stop these odorous ants dead in their tracks and keep them out of your house.

  • Seal any points of entry, even the tiniest cracks.
  • Properly store pet food.
  • Keep floors and countertops free from food scraps or crumbs; sanitize regularly.
  • Reduce moisture in your home (fix leaking pipes, get a dehumidifier, etc.).
  • Use exterior door sweeps.

The best way to get rid of odorous house ants and keep them out will require stricter cleaning and sanitizing habits as well as regular pest inspections. We have plans that provide those services and will fit any budget.

 

 

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