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Odorous House Ants

Tapinoma sessile

Odorous House Ants in Asheboro
Color Brown or black
Legs Six
Shape Segmented; Oval
Size 1/16" - 1/8"
Antennae Yes
Flight No

This ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smell it gives off when crushed. These tiny insects range in size from one-sixteenth of an inch to one-eighth of an inch long.

Habits

Odorous house ants like to eat sweets, especially melon.

Habitat

Typically living for several years, these ants make their homes in exposed soil and wall cracks.

Threats

These ants do not pose a public health risk, but they can contaminate food and should be avoided.

Odorous House Ants can be found in All 50, AR, CA, KY, MS, NJ, OR, TN, VA, WA

Prevention

Eliminate standing water. Pests such as odorous house ants are attracted to moisture. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.

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Serving NC including the Greater Fayetteville area
Our North Carolina Service Area
Cities in Cumberland County, NC
Cumberland
East Fayetteville
Falcon
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg
Hope Mills
Linden
Pope Army Airfield
Spring Lake
Stedman
Wade

Cities in Harnett County, NC
Angier
Buies Creek
Bunnlevel
Cameron
Coats
Dunn
Erwin
Kipling
Lillington
Mamers
Olivia

Cities in Hoke County, NC
Raeford

Cities in Lee County, NC
Broadway
Cumnock
Lemon Springs
Sanford

Cities in Moore County, NC
Aberdeen
Carthage
Eagle Springs
Highfalls
Jackson Springs
Lakeview
Pinebluff
Pinehurst
Robbins
Southern Pines
Vass
West End

Cities in Randolph County, NC
Asheboro
Cedar Falls
Franklinville
Liberty
Ramseur
Randleman
Seagrove
Sophia
Staley
Trinity

Cities in Richmond County, NC
Cordova
Ellerbe
Hamlet
Hoffman
Marston
Norman
Rockingham

Cities in Robeson County, NC
Barnesville
Fairmont
Lumber Bridge
Lumberton
Marietta
Maxton
Orrum
Parkton
Pembroke
Proctorville
Red Springs
Rex
Rowland
Saint Pauls
Shannon

Cities in Sampson County, NC
Autryville
Clinton
Garland
Godwin
Harrells
Ivanhoe
Newton Grove
Roseboro
Salemburg
Turkey

Cities in Scotland County, NC
Gibson
Laurel Hill
Laurinburg
Wagram

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Antex Exterminating
3708-B Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC 28311
1-910-684-6501
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