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Odorous Ant

Quick Facts


Can end up being 1/8 in. (3 mm.) long in size.

Preferred Habitat

Enjoy areas with moisture and sweet food, and can be found in soil and wall cracks..

Known Health Issues

They have the ability to contaminate food and should be avoided.
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The odorous ant is one of the most common pests found in households. They enjoy living near human food sources and can live either in the interior or exterior of your residence. Their length varies, but can reach 1/8 in (3 mm). You will find these ants in wall cracks, soil, or near sugary food/drinks.

Odorous ants are given this name due to the foul smell their body releases when they are killed. They do not pose an immediate health risk but have the ability to contaminate food. Miller Pest & Termite of Kansas City uses professional ant killing agents to eradicate these pests before they contaminate anything in your home.