I began my inspection and immediately found pavement ants along the right side of the exterior of the home.
Pavement ants primarily nest in pavement (hence their name) and are about 1/8 of an inch in size.
I inspected the front porch and found a trail of odorous house ants leading up to the front door. I inspected and found a nest of them inside the door jam.
Odorous house ants are tiny, fast ants that emit a rotten coconut smell when crushed.
I applied a non-repellant residual along the entire exterior of the home, the door jam, and, with the owners permission, the foyer and two adjacent rooms. Afterward, I applied a granular bait along the landscape and mulch beds along the exterior of the property.
Both species of ants will come in contact with either of these treatments, bring it back to their nest, and share it with one another, rapidly spreading the treatments throughout the colony. In no time at all, both species of ants will be eliminated.
I didn't just discover one species of ants at this home in Colts Neck, NJ, but two!