Odorous House Ants
Odourous house ants are small dark brown or black insects that smell of rotten coconut when you crush them. They create nests in walls or floor voids when indoors after entering homes in search of food. Pantries and kitchen cupboards are common spots to find these pests as they prefer to be in a warm environment and close to moisture. If they cannot access the indoors, they will nest outside.
They release an unpleasant smell when crushed and can contaminate food products quickly if they get into your food supply. Should you experience problems with these pests, it’s best to reach out to a professional pest control company as attempted DIY removal tends to encourage them to spread and create more nesting sites.