Odorous House Ants
Odorous House ants are dark brown to black in color.
Odorous House ants regularly forage for food along well-traveled trails. They feed on dead insects, sweets, and meats; though they prefer honeydew.
Odorous House ants nest outdoors in the soil under stones, logs, mulch, debris, and other items. Once inside your home, they will nest in wall and floor voids; particularly in moist or warm areas.
Odorous House ants get their name from the disagreeable odor, similar to the smell of rotten coconuts, which is given off when the worker ants are crushed or stepped on.
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