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Getting rid of tiny house ants can be a problem. Wondering how to get rid of tiny house ants? They are most easily identified by the coconut odor that is produced when their bodies are crushed. They forage in large numbers, and when alarmed, the workers run about in an erratic fashion. Odorous house ants’ colonies can produce hundreds of laying queens and thousands of workers, creating colonies ranging in size from several hundred to over 100,000 ants.
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They usually nest in shallow soil surfaces and can be found in mulch, debris, and logs outside your home. Also, they nest under stones, wood, or anything else that can provide cover. Indoors, they can nest in walls, around hot-water pipes, and under carpet. This makes getting rid of tiny house ants a problem. A colony can become so large that it buds, splitting the parent colony into satellite colonies. The satellite colonies remain connected to the parent colony through foraging trails. The trails provide for the exchange of workers, food, and larvae.
They don’t bite or sting, but are a nuisance once they forage indoors in large colonies.
Odorous house ants cause minimal property damage, it can be difficult to locate and eliminate the colonies.
Remove potential food sources inside your home by wiping up spills, keeping counter tops clean, and store food, especially sweets, in sealed containers.
Workers are good at finding sweets in the structure so a sweet ant bait would work. The most effective control is accomplished when,
Gourmet Ant Gel Bait (A0055) Sweet Ant Bait for use inside.
Onslaught Microencapsulated Liquid Insecticide (A0165) Apply to foundations, plants and soil adjacent to the building.
CB 80 Aerosol (A0008) for wall voids
Tempo 1% Insecticide Dust (A0161) for wall voids
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