These insects create nests in wall or floor voids when indoors and target kitchen pantries and cupboards. They also nest outside and may crawl indoors through cracks and crevices in the foundation or doors and windows. Odorous ants release an unpleasant smell when crushed and like the grease ant they also bite. Next to the carpenter ant, these ants are the most commonly encountered ants inside homes in Delta. The most likely sign of odorous house ants is the foraging worker ants, although winged swarmers also might be seen. It is not recommended that homeowner applied liquid and aerosol insecticides as this creates more problems by scattering the workers and creating more nesting sites.
Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.