Due to the variety of foods they eat as well as how common they are, odorous ants are one of the most common household pests. They can live both indoors and outdoors but since they feed on sugars they prefer to dwell near human food sources. Their bodies vary in length but can grow up to 1/8 in (3 mm) long. Odorous ants are typically found in soil and wall cracks but they can also be found near sources of moisture and of course their sugary food sources.
Odorous ants get their name from the stench they release when they are killed. While odorous ants do not pose a health risk to humans, they can contaminate food since they are drawn to human food sources. They should be eradicated to avoid food contamination but they are not hard to control with professional ant killing agents. Call Miller Pest & Termite of Des Moines to get rid of your ant problem today.