Pharaoh Ant Control and Treatment
What is a Pharaoh ant?
Pharaoh ants are as small as the Little black ant, measuring no more than 2 mm in length. Their bodies are light yellow, with red and black abdominal markings. Aside from their small size, their appearance is average enough to have them mistaken for other species frequently.
One interesting thing about the Pharaoh ant is a peculiar mating habit that they have. Unlike other breeds, the male and female Pharaoh ants breed inside their nests, so if they’re in your home you won’t be able to notice how quickly they’re breeding until (in many cases) it’s a big problem.
Are Pharaoh ants dangerous?
Because of their ability to spread quickly in out-of-the-way areas, it’s hard to notice their presence until they’ve truly infested and that means they can spread a lot of potential filth – and in some cases, potential disease – rather rapidly. While they don’t offer the same dangers via bite or sting that other species do, it is still important to consider the potential impact of their dirtiness.
Why do I have Pharaoh ants?
They are not characteristically hardy enough to thrive during cold months, which is why they seek out man-made buildings (and their artificial heating) during the winter. You likely have pharaoh ants because they found your home a suitable place to build a nest.
How can I prevent Pharaoh ants?
Like with all the other common household ants, the techniques for keeping pharaoh ants out of your home or business are pretty much the same. Keep clean and regularly take out your garbage, keeping pantry food items (cereal, for example) in closed containers and garbage bins with covers. Regularly examine the outer perimeter of your home for any holes or cracks and seal them as soon as you find them. Take away any potential food, water, or shelter they’ll be drawn to and they’ll be far less likely to infest your home.
How can Gregory Pest remove Pharaoh ants?
An expert exterminator from Gregory Pest Solutions will be your full-service pest solutions provider specializing in the effective removal and prevention of pests from your home or business.
When you hire us to evaluate how extensive your home’s pest problem is, one of our pros will be sent to assess the situation and then formulate an environmentally friendly plan for removal and prevention. Once we implement our plan, you and your family can enjoy a lasting insect-free environment.