Odorous ants are found in a number of environments, but the most aggravating, of course, is the home. The ants come in different shades of brown and black and can be anywhere from 1/16 to ⅛ inches long. When odorous ants are crushed, they produce a distinct unpleasant smell. Odorous ants often leave trails where the colonies most traffic occurs, which can help locating the origin of the colony.
The danger associated with odorous ants is that they may contaminate food while they feed. Otherwise, they’re considered nuisances.