Marylanders are familiar with a wide range of pests. Unfortunately, ants make an appearance in many area homes. All species of ants ranging from carpenter, pharaoh, pavement, and acrobat to the smelly odorous house ants can make life unpleasant. Raven Termite and Pest Control services in Owings Mills receives hundreds of calls to rid area homes of pests of all kinds.

Odorous House Ants

You can recognize odorous house ants by their minute size (about 1/8″) and colors ranging from dark brown to black. Consisting of a head, thorax and divided abdomen, with antennas on the head, this small insect is particularly fond of household food. Leave crumbs or food unsealed, and the odorous house ant arrives as an unwelcome guest in your home. If you squash them as they travel in lines on route to foraging for snacks they will scatter. As they do, they emit a foul odor that has been described as a rotting coconut.

Odorous house ants create nests outdoors where the earth is moist. Look for them under woodpiles, around tree stumps, fence lines, walls, in cracks in concrete and close to homes. Unfortunately, they are opportunistic and will even create colonies inside house walls or under floors. Harsh weather conditions tend to drive them indoors to source food. They are pervasive pests and difficult to get rid of on your own.

Pest Control in Owings Mills: Raven Termite and Pest Control

Raven Termite & Pest Control offers a wide range of services to rid your home or business of annoying insects. We are experts in controlling ants, roaches, bed bugs, termites, rodents, yellow jackets, flies, cicada killers and more. Also, call us for management of wildlife pests like groundhogs, squirrels and opossum.

When you need pest control services in Owings Mills, or elsewhere in the Baltimore area, reach out for a free estimate. Contact us today for all of your pest control needs!