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08 October

Which Swarming Ants Smell Lemony?

What are those ants? If your ants smell like lemons or lemon verbena or citronella odor when crushed, you might have citronella ants. These ants are usually noticed when they swarm. The flying ants appear in large groups (or swarms) any time of year. Citronella ants can enter through openings around your doors or through expansion cracks in homes on a cement slab. 

Citronella ants are  light yellow to a dark reddish-yellow or light brown. They omit a smell when threatened or crushed. These ants make their homes outside and do not eat our food.

Citronella Ants Are Harmless

It rarely happens but …. if you are bothered by multiple citronella ant swarms, Suburban Exterminating can locate the ant colony and treat your ant problem.

Watch for Termites

It is easy to confuse flying ants. Termites are another insect species which fly and swarm.  Since termites can cause major damage to your home, call Suburban Exterminating to learn how to protect your home (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.


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