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Household Ants

May 14, 2014

Are troublesome odorous house ants making a stink around your home? Across the Midwest and Columbus, OH, spring is prime season for these miniature invaders. Not to worry – if you find your home victim to these pests, there are many simple solutions and useful strategies to rid your home of these annoying and fragrant insects for good.

Odorous house ants in Columbus, OH, and the surrounding areas are very common. Those small black and brown ants often seen swarming around in the kitchen or throughout your home can easily turn into a springtime nightmare if not properly treated. As their name implies, they are also easily distinguishable by the rotten food odor they emit when crushed.

Here are some tips to treat and prevent home ants:

  • Trim trees and shrubbery near your home.
  • Keep all surfaces of your home clean, and store food in tightly covered containers.
  • Don’t leave food or pet food out in the open; unattended food will attract more pests than just ants in the spring or summer.
  • Remember, the best option for preventing house ants is an outdoor/perimeter treatment applied by a professional.

By arming yourself with a few simple preventives, you can enjoy your springtime and say goodbye to annoying and odorous ants. For even more simple solutions and useful strategies to prevent and treat common springtime pests, contact a professional like ScherZinger Pest Control.

Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control is a trusted pest control company in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, including Dayton, OH, and now Columbus, OH. We've been pioneers, engineering new standards for ways of eliminating and controlling bugs and pests. Contact us by phone at 1-877-748-9888 or via web inquiry, Facebook or Twitter.

Authored By: Eric Scherzinger

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