Odorous House Ant

Category: Ants

Scientific Name: Tapinoma sessile



Color: Black or brown in color

Size: 1/16 of an inch to 1/8 of an inch

Region: Found throughout the whole United States

Important Considerations:

  • True to its name, the Odorous Ant put off a foul, coconut like smelling when it is crushed.
  • They are very fond of sweets, especially honeydew.
  • Odorous ants need moisture to survive and will move their nests in response to rain.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Odorous ants need moisture and water to survive, so you will find them near areas such as leaky fixtures of water pipes. Because of their attraction to sweets, they have been known to invade food areas and containers.