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After an extended business trip, we found 3 scorpions inside our home and spotted and hunted down another 6 in our back yard. Our neighbors had similar reports and despite several nightly scorpion hunts, we all had many sleepless nights. We made several calls to local pest control companies but were impressed by Bulwark Pest Control. Their web site is informative and their staff made a great impression that was surpassed only by the excellence of the tech who came to our home that first visit. We have two tiny dogs and are professors with thousands of books, so the thought of living with scorpions was not an option. DUSTIN put our mind at ease by explaining the ways of scorpions in great detail and thoroughly spraying inside and out. In the 3 months since Bulwark began pest control at our home, we've had just 1 scorpion that we found in a glue trap and zero stress over scorpions. Great service all around!

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Peoria, AZ
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How Big Are Odorous House Ants?

Workers are about 1/8 inch long.

How Do Odorous House Ants Look Like?

Odorous house ants range from dark brown to shiny black.

What Do Odorous House Ants Eat?

The odorous house ant will eat just about any sweet food but prefers the honeydew produced by aphids and mealy bugs.

What Do Odorous House Ants Do?

The odorous house ant gets its name from the strong odor it gives off when it is crushed. The unpleasant aroma is likened to rotting coconuts. Odorous ant colonies can have up to 10,000 workers who forage for food in long, distinct trails. These long trails of ants are often seen indoors as they crawl over and contaminate various household surfaces. Outdoors the odorous house ant makes shallow soil nests under any material on the ground, within hollow trees, or in any other available cavity. Indoors they build their nests in wall voids, under insulation in crawl spaces, or within cavities in wood.

How Do Odorous House Ants Reproduce?

When a new colony is initiated, a queen lays a small batch of eggs and tends to the larvae that hatch. The adults that develop from these larvae go on to become workers and take over colony labor activities. During cold winter months, adults become inactive and larvae development slows. In spring, queens resume egg laying and colonies grow substantially during spring and summer. Odorous house ant colonies can produce hundreds of laying queens.

Interesting Facts About Odorous House Ants:

When they become alarmed, workers run around in an erratic fashion with their abdomens raised in the air. Colonies have been knows to grow to more than 100,000 ants.
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