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Pharaoh ants are attracted to areas with constant moisture conditions such as sprinkler systems and rooftop evaporative cooling units.
Pharaoh ants are also attracted to sweet, greasy, and high protein foods such as such as insects, meats, seeds, greases, syrups, fruit juices, honey, jelly, cakes, pies, blood products, and other bodily fluids.
Colonies can be very large with tens of thousands of members. The colony will migrate to a new location if disturbed. They prefer warmer and humid conditions.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective pharaoh ant removal treatments. When taking care of your ant problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
pharaoh ANT PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect a pahroh ant infestation, call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection* immediately. This is the safest and most effective way to get rid of ants.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
If you need a little hand, want a FREE inspection by our pest pros, or need us to come save you RIGHT NOW from a barrage of pest, give us a call:
Pharaoh ant name comes from the belief that they were one of the plagues of Egypt during the time of the Pharaohs. They were through to be originated in Africa but have migrated to the United States. They are “hitchhikers” in both commerce and people as they travel.
yellowish, reddish, dark brown to black abdomen
segmented, small about 1.5 – 2.0 mm
PHARAOH ANT HABITAT
Pharaoh ant nests are rarely found, but they are known to be in gardens, walkways, old trash, under floors, between walls, above ceiling, baseboards, near furnaces, heat ducts, and hot water pipes. In warmer climates, they will forage both indoors and outdoors. In colder weather conditions, they are likely only indoors.
In the occurrence of stress to the colony, they will diversify and scatter to other locations and begin sub-colonies in the structure. This process is called budding. Mating occurs in the nest.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Pharaoh ants are a threat to humans even though they do not bite. Because they forage for dead insects, rats, and rodents outside, when they enter your home, they may carry disease-inducing organisms such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and clostridium which may cause botulism.
This insect is also a large threat in medical facilities because they infect people and the effects can be detrimental.
Burn units and premature babies are the most sensitive to these swarms because they can swarm all over patient’s wounds and feed on the skin. Many additional diseases can be transmitted in this environment including the flesh-eating bacteria.