1/16" (1-2 mm).


Light Yellowish to reddish-brown.

Pharaoh ants will nest in virtually any site that provides protection. Colonies have been found nesting in walls, furniture and appliances, but they have also been discovered in unique locations such as between the folds of sheets in closets, hollow curtain rods, inside irons, in small boxes and under roofing shingles. They are extremely opportunistic in their selection of nesting sites.

It has tendency to appear suddenly in various places within a structure. Its tendency to forage over wide areas and to nest in well-protected or hidden areas contributes to control difficulties. In addition attempts to control this species with spray or dust applications indoors, or the occurrence of other forms of stress on the colony or colonies, will frequently cause the colonies to split into sub colonies that scatter to other locations within the structure is called Budding and is commonly observed of this species, which makes it an especially difficult pest to control

  • Syrups, fruit juices, honey, jelly, cakes, pies, greases, dead insects, meats, potato chips soda.
  • In hospitals, protein sources such as blood, intravenous diet fluids, vomit, or fluids around wounds provide pharaoh ants with many excellent food resources.

Some of these foraging behaviors in healthcare facilities may constitute a medical hazard, because pharaoh ants can carry pathogenic bacteria on their bodies. This factor has the potential for the spread of infections among patients and will be of concern to the infection control staff.

Pharaoh Ants Prevention Tips

  • Any special efforts that the client, either homeowner or a facility’s janitorial staff, can make in the way of sanitation and removal of food and water sources will aid the initial and long-term pharaoh ant control program.
  • Pharaoh ants can only be controlled by effective placement of ant baits. The type of bait that is ultimately successful is one on which the colony or colonies involved will feed for an extended period of time. The foraging workers return the bait to the colony, feeding it to other workers, larvae and queens.

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