Odorous House Ants (Tapinoma sessile) may be black or brown. They are typically 1/16 to 1/8 inch long. They swarm in early summer.
Odorous House Ants have exceptionally huge colonies, in some cases having more than 100,000 members and countless breeding queens.
They like to reside in shallow surfaces and can often be found in compost, debris, and even rotting logs. They also can nest indoors preferring the cold dark areas of walls, hot water pipes, and carpets. This makes eliminating miniature house ants a 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 remove all potential food sources. You should wipe up spills, keep counter tops clean, and keep all food (especially sweets) in sealed containers.
Then, spray the ants that are visible to you using a combination of water and peppermint essential oil. To keep the rodents off, sprinkle coffee grounds around the kitchen.
In the end, you’ll want to contact Melbourne Wildlife Control and attack the nest to get rid of them once and for all.
When you locate a nest, use this mixture to ruin it. A small amount of cornmeal with 3 tspb of wheat germ. Insert 3 tspb. Of baking powder and 3 packs of yeast. Then, put it on something like a canning jar lid and set the lid close to the nest. The rodents will literally eat themselves to death!
Getting rid of miniature house ants means staying vigilant and attacking the problem with simple, everyday solutions.