Odorous House Ants (Tapinoma sessile) are small, dark brown ants. They are often referred to as “sugar ants” due to their fondness for sweet foods. They are found outdoors nesting beneath rocks, under logs and landscape timbers, under mulch, or just about anything lying on the ground.

Odorous Ant Problem in Kitsap County, WA

Many homes in this region are being built in or near forested areas, where ants are naturally found. Odorous house ants foraging in and around the home for food and/or water will often choose to establish colonies inside the structure since these items are readily available there.

Inside the home, they are generally found in wall voids, especially around hot water heaters and hot water pipes. These ants are often seen in the kitchen and bathroom beginning in early April.

Odorous house ants are attracted to sugary substances such as empty soda cans, syrups, and any other type of sweet food debris.

While these ants do not cause structural damage, they can be very annoying due to their presence in our homes.

Getting Rid of Odorous Ant Infestations Includes 3 Steps: Inspection, Treatment, and Aftercare


  • The goals of the initial inspection are to locate any odorous house ant colonies, to determine foraging areas, and to determine the treatment optimal for the particular situation.
  • Once foraging trails are identified, the next step is to implement a comprehensive baiting program to assure complete control of this ant.


  • A variety of bait products will be utilized including gel, liquid, granular, and solid baits.
  • All of these products have low odor, low toxicity, and a high degree of acceptance by foraging odorous house ants.


  • Treatment should be followed with quarterly perimeter treatments to prevent re-infestations.
  • An outside perimeter treatment will also be performed to control those ants that forage on the outside of the home, as well as to control other insects that odorous house ants may feed on.

Keep Odorous Ants Under Control with Quarterly Service

Dealing with odorous ants can get tricky because they tend to come back, following their established trails. A quarterly perimeter spray will help to disrupt foraging trails and aid in preventing entry by colonies nesting outside your home. Our quarterly service includes:

  • Protection against general nuisance pests such as beetles, centipedes, earwigs.
  • Spider and accessible spider webs removal.
  • Treatment of bees, rodents and fleas.
  • Free call-back service between visits if needed.
At just $100 per quarter, our quarterly service package gives you an excellent service at reasonable prices.

Why Choose Us?

Our service is completely eco-friendly. The products and techniques implemented are 100% non-toxic to humans and pets. Excel Pest Control’s trained technicians will inspect your house for odorous ant issues thoroughly and strategically use green techniques to help you get rid of them. After the odorous ant infestation is taken care of, our experts will brief you on how to keep them away.

We’re a local, family-owned business who always value our customers and give them the personal attention they deserve. We pride ourselves in serving our local community with excellent service and reasonable prices.

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Contact Us

For a free consultation about your odorous ant control problem, call us on (360) 895-4284 and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.