The odorous house ant is about 1/8″ and dark brown in color. It gets its name because when crushed the workers give off a rotten coconut odor. These ants normally nest outdoors under items on the ground, within landscape mulch, beneath loose bark on trees, under ground cover, in potted plants and other suitable voids They are often found invading and nesting in homes.
53 Home Remedies, Traps, And Repellents To Get Rid Of Ants
Rid ants with a Borax paste. Ants carry it back to their colony, it kills the whole nest. Mix 1 teaspoon borax or boric acid and 1 teaspoon sugar or honey with enough water to make a thin paste, and put the mix in a small jar near where the ants have been
Image TA3100: Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Common odorous house ant larva (Tapinoma sessile). Odorous house ants are common household pests that usually feed on sweets, but also on grease and protein. These small (3 millimeter long) dark brown ants derive their name from the disagreeable odor, similar to that of rotten coconuts, that is given off when worker ants are crushed. Found throughout the U. S, these ants usually nest outdoors and prefer sweet honeydew produced by…