Odorous House Ants (Tapinoma sessile) may be black or brown. They are generally 1/16 to 1/8 inch long. They have antennae. They swarm in early summer.
Odorous House Ants have extremely huge colonies, in some cases having over 100,000 members and countless breeding Queens.
They like to live in shallow surfaces and can often be found in mulch, debris, and even rotting logs. They can also nest indoors preferring the cold dark areas of walls, warm water pipes, and rugs. This makes eliminating miniature house ants an issue.
While they don’t bite or sting, they are a nuisance. They are also able to cause some minor house damage.
To get rid of little house ants, first remove all possible food sources. You ought to wipe up spills, keep counter tops clean, and save all meals (especially sweets) in sealed containers.
Also, try sprinkling coffee grounds around the kitchen.
When you locate a nest, use the following mixture to destroy it. Cornmeal with 3 tspb of bacon grease, 3 tspb. of baking powder, and 3 packages of yeast. Then, place it on something like a canning jar lid and put it close to the nest. The ants will literally eat themselves to death!
Getting rid of miniature house ants means staying vigilant and attacking the issue with simple, everyday solutions, and when all else fails call the experts Animals in the Attic Brevard!