There are some pests that are a problem for your home and property. One of the pests that get in your house and can invade in the thousands are ants. They are a pest that live in large colonies that are well organized and have a job for each member. You want to make sure that you are aware of the ants that might be in your area and what you can do to keep them out of your house. There are many species of ants and they each have distinguishing factors that set them apart from one another. Although the ants that you will typically find in your house are not dangerous in the way of your health, they can cause some disruption and their bite can sting and cause some skin irritation. It’s helpful to know what types of ants you might have in your house.
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What is an Odorous House Ant: There are many species of ants that might invade your home. One of them happens to be called the odorous house ant. This is a very particular ant that have distinct characteristics. They are quite small and are usually only up to about 1/8th of an inch in length. They are normally black but can be dark brown as well. They are considered an ant that is a scavenger and will make its way in to a house to search for food that you might be left out. This can also be garbage that is left without being covered and they are able to gain access to.
How to Identify Odorous House Ants: If you just so happen to see an ant on the ground or running around your house it can be hard to tell what species it is. They are all quite small and many of them are brown, black or red in color. The great thing about an odorous and or maybe even the bad thing is that they have an odor that comes along with them. Many times you will know that they are odorous ants by this smell. They give off a smell that is similar to a rotting coconut. It is best to leave getting rid of them to a professional.
Are Odorous House Ant Infestations Dangerous?: If you have ants in your house they always have some level of danger. The main problem that you have is that they are walking over your counters and then onto your food. This is how they can cause cross contamination to your food. This may cause you to become sick if you are not careful. The great thing about odorous ants is that they are not known to bite so you don’t have to worry about the sting of an ant bite.
How to Get Rid of Odorous House Ants: Ants are one of the pests that are hard to treat. The reason is that if you manage to kill the few that you see on the counter there are thousands more right behind them. You want to make sure that use a professional to treat them. They have to be treated at the start of the colony to be sure that they are gone.
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