How do I identify odorous house ants?
If you’ve noticed small brown or black ants (ranging from 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch in length) crawling around your home, there’s a good chance they’re odorous house ants. These nuisance ants can also be identified by the unpleasant odor they emit when crushed, often described as a “rotten coconut” or “blue cheese” smell.
When are odorous house ants most active?
Are odorous house ants harmful?
Considered nuisance ants when they infest homes and structures, odorous house ants are not known to be a threat to people. And, unlike carpenter ants, they do not cause structural damage.