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Control of Argentine Ants and Odorous House Ants in the Home

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Publication Number: P2407
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Although several species of ants will invade homes in Mississippi, Argentine ants and odorous house ants are, by far, the two most commonly encountered species. Both are primarily outdoor species that go largely unnoticed by homeowners until they invade homes and begin raiding pantry shelves.


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Portrait of Dr. Blake Layton, Jr.
Extension Professor
Entomology; extension insect identification; fire ants; termites; insect pests in the home, lawn and