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Pharaoh Ants

What are Pharaoh Ants?

There are about 250 species of ants, each with distinctive habits, habitats, and diets. The pharaoh ant is a common ant species.

The mature length of these ants is between 1/12 and 1/16 of an inch. Their bodies range in color from yellow to light brown and are nearly transparent; some have red or black markings on their abdomens.

Pharaoh ant colonies are huge, and their capacity to bud (colony members relocating to new nesting areas when the colony is disturbed) makes them one of the most difficult to control.

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Pharaoh Ants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are pharaoh ants dangerous?

The majority of the species of ants that you come into contact with are merely a nuisance; nevertheless, the pharaoh ant is an example of a species of deadly ant.

Pharaoh ants pose a threat because of their capacity to transmit disease-causing bacteria to other organisms, including salmonella and streptococcus, both of which can cause severe illness in humans.

Ants like this pose a significant threat and difficulty in healthcare facilities because, in addition to spreading disease, they look for sources of moisture, such as patients' eyes, lips, and wounds. They are also able to enter inside IV bags and contaminate them.

Why do I have a pharaoh ant problem?

Pharaoh ants like to build their nests indoors, and the enormous colonies that they form can frequently become a nuisance inside of homes, hospitals, hotels, grocery shops, warehouses, and other places with food storage.

Pharaoh ants choose to reside inside our homes and businesses because these environments supply them with artificial sources of heat and cool air, which enables them to dwell in comfort and continue their foraging activities throughout the year.

In addition to this, indoor nesting areas typically provide simple access to the insects' preferred diets, which include oils, proteins, and sugars.

Where will I find pharaoh ants?

Pharaoh ants are able to live outside in the Southern states throughout the entire year, but they are more usually seen inside in both the northern and southern parts of the United States.

Nests of pharaoh ants can be found in moist, shady places outside, such as beneath fallen leaves, dead trees, mulch, and landscaping ties.

Inside, they favor nesting in warm, damp areas close to the sources of their food, such as in wall gaps and baseboards, under floors, and in crawlspaces. Crawlspaces are another common location.

How do I get rid of pharaoh ants?

If you want to get rid of pharaoh ants from your house or place of business, 24h Pest Pros is your best option. Our response times are lightning-fast, and you can rest easy knowing that your pest problems will be resolved in a way that ensures they won't occur again.

Pharaoh ants can be removed from your properties by using our high-quality pest control services, which are performed by our skilled pest technicians using the most recent and cutting-edge solutions available.

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How can I prevent pharaoh ants in the future?

Prevent problems with pharaoh ants by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Sealing any cracks in the foundation, external walls, and roofline will eliminate any entrance opportunities that may exist.
  • Door sweeps should be installed on all outside doors.
  • Cover any vents that lead outside with mesh before you bring them inside.
  • Fill up any gaps that may exist around the air conditioners and utility entrances to your home.
  • You should keep a barrier of crushed rock or stone measuring between 12 and 18 inches between any mulch or dirt and your foundation.
  • Gather up the wood, the leaves, and any other organic waste that has accumulated in your yard.
  • Keep waste containers and compost bins above the ground and check to be that their lids are secure before putting them away.
  • Utilize dehumidifiers to maintain a dry and moisture-free environment in your home at all times.
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