I inspected the exterior of the home and found the odorous house ants trailing from a small stoop. I followed the trail along the exterior wall to a nearby hedge about 15 feet away from the home.
I proceeded to treat the entire exterior of the home and the nearby hedge with a non-repellant spray from our backpack sprayer. The ants unknowingly come in contact with this application and transfer it among the colony, eventually eliminating the entire colony.
When I began inspecting the kitchen, I discovered a massive odorous house ant infestation behind the oven and in the wall voids. After completing my inspection I began treating behind the oven and all baseboards in the kitchen and the nearby rooms with an aerosol application.
I removed the switch plate covers and injected an aerosol application into the wall. In a few weeks, the entire odorous house ant colony will be eliminated.
I went on a service call for a homeowner in Toms River, NJ who had a massive odorous house infestation. Odorous house ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smell it gives off when crushed. They range in size from one-sixteenth of an inch to one-eighth of an inch long and move their nests every three months or so in response to rain.