If you catch a whiff of something unpleasant within your home, you might start spraying air freshener or cleaning up to eliminate what is causing the odor. However, that odor might be caused by something that often stays out of sight – odorous house ants. If you’re not familiar with these pesky insects, they are part of the ant family and live in areas across the United States. These ants look similar to the little black ants that tend to pop up during the warmer seasons in pantries and kitchens, but they have one distinct difference – their smell. If you step on them or they feel threatened, they will start to move erratically and release an odor that is reminiscent of rotten coconuts.
Unfortunately, the presence of a few of these ants usually means that a colony is nearby, which means you could have thousands of stinky insects running amok in your living space or on your property. At NC Pest Control, we can eliminate odorous house ants from homes in and around Apex, North Carolina. Our technicians have undergone training in the proper targeting and removal methods, so we’re confident that you won’t have to deal with these unpleasant pests after we finish the job.
You might spot odorous house ants in your kitchen, as they are drawn to pastries, fruit juices, and other sweets. They will also eat meats and other savory foods, and they can create their nests in either the interior or exterior of your home. Contact us at the first sight (or smell) of these pests to schedule a treatment.
At NC Pest Control, we offer ant control services for odorous house ants in Fuquay-Varina, Angier, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Garner, South Raleigh, and Clayton, North Carolina.