What you need to know about Odorous House Ants

What you see.

What you see.

Every little black ant you see represents thousands  – to tens of thousands of larvae, workers, and reproductives, that you don’t.

Odorous house ants can have hundreds of thousands to millions in each nest. There can be multiple nests in a house and multiple related nests outside.

What you dont.

What you dont.

Entire neighborhoods can be plagued with super colonies. All related, all connected by ‘scent trails’. Tens of millions of ants.

Common household treatment options make things worse.

They kill a few visible ants, they make you see fewer ants, but they do nothing to eliminate the thousands upon thousands you don’t see.

Essential oils and household chemicals repel, but do not eliminate these ants.

Essential oils and household chemicals repel, but do not eliminate these ants.

Over the counter pesticide sprays are REPELLENT, but so are lots of household chemicals, Windex, Lysol, alcohol, bleach, ANY essential oil, including citrus and mint oils, even lemon juice can keep you from seeing ants.

So you weren’t seeing 99.9% of the ants in your home… and now you see none.

Baits are a tool we use, but they only address a very small percentage of the ants.

Baits are a tool we use, but they only address a very small percentage of the ants.

Unlike many other types of ants, OHAs will feed on honey, syrup, and other liquids containing sugar.

Over the counter baits will kill a small percentage of the .01% of the ants you see. However, if ants start dying, in large numbers, the colony will stop feeding on the bait.

So all, baits, even the much more effective, professional quality baits, will only kill a few of the ants in your home.

 

Ants are in a home for 3 – 5 years before being noticed.
Noticed – when a tiny percentage of them invade your space.
How long will they be back before you notice them again?

For info on our Enhanced House Ant Treatment Approach

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