Pest Guides

Odorous House Ant

Tapinoma sessile


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  • Dark head.
  • Pale / Translucent legs and abdomen.
  • 1⁄16" long.


  • Continuous breeding colonies.


  • Feeding – indoors: sweet substances and grease; outdoors: insects that produce honeydew.
  • Nesting – indoors: small spaces, wall voids; outdoors: in flowerpots, under objects on the ground, under loose bark.
  • Locations - attracted to high moisture areas, can be found in kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
  • Colonies can occupy several different nesting sites.