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Pharaoh workers are about 1/16-inch, or 2.0 millimeters, in length. They are light Although they may seem like any other invasive indoor ant, Pharaoh ants can be a major concern for businesses like hospitals, hotels, and restaurants, not to mention your home. Carrying and transmitting diseases like salmonella and Streptococcus, Pharaoh ants are a problem you want to deal with before they become a full-blown infestation.
How to Identify Pharaoh Ants
Pharaoh workers are typically 1/16 inch long and light yellow to reddish-brown in color with a darker abdomen. Pharaoh ant workers have a non-functional stinger used to generate pheromones which they use to communicate danger and the presence of food to fellow ants. Because they prefer to nest inside where there is an ample supply of food, pharaoh ants are a pretty common indoor pest. Their nests are usually in hard-to-reach areas like wall voids, behind baseboards, in furniture, and under floors. Pharaoh ants breed continuously throughout the year, usually in heated buildings and mating takes place in the nest.
How to Prevent Pharaoh Ants
The typical diet for invading pharaoh ants includes household foods and even dead insect remains. They have also been known to damage silk, rayon, and rubber goods, which is why it’s important to take steps to keep these pests away from your belongings. Cleaning up food spills around your kitchen and not allowing stained clothing to go unaddressed are good ways to keep Pharaoh ants from seeing your home as a viable source for food. Sealing any cracks around your property will also revoke any access these ants might be using to get into your home.
Keep Pharaoh Ants Out with PURCOR
Pharaoh Ants can be hard to get rid of if they have already invaded your home and began the breeding process. Thankfully, with the help of PURCOR, you can save your clothes and pantry items from destruction at the hands of these pesky ants. We’ll inspect your home and determine the best treatment plan and even suggest prevention steps you can take to safeguard your home from pharaoh ants. Find out why we are one of the most trusted pest control companies around and schedule your free quote over the phone or online today.