Talking with the homeowner, she said she was seeing a good number of ants by her front door and throughout the first floor rooms. After an inspection of the exterior, I found that the caulking had eroded away around the window frames against the brick facing. Moisture was getting into these openings and odorous house ants prefer moist spots.
I injected aerosol and dust spray into the cracks and crevices of the window. Within seconds, ants started pouring out. I definitely hit a nest of them. Both of these treatments will eliminate the odorous house ants almost immediately.
I then performed an exterior treatment around the foundation of the house with a liquid non-repellant. Once finished, I showed the homeowner the spots that the ants were entering and recommended that these areas get re-caulked.
I then went inside the home and treated all the wall voids on the first floor with the aerosol application and applied an ant gel bait. The interior treatments along with the exterior treatments will rapidly eliminate the odorous house ants and prevent them from re-infesting the home.
Recently, I went out on a service call for a homeowner in Holmdel, NJ who was having an issue with odorous house ants in her home.