Pharaoh Ants in Florida
Facts, Identification, & Control
Pharaoh Ants, because of their size, are sometimes confused with Ghost Ants. However, Pharaoh ants have completely different characteristic traits and color markings. Pharaoh ants can quickly become a difficult pest to get under control. Pharaoh ants are typically found in hospitals, banks, and other professional or residential structures.
The first thing you need to know is Pharaoh ants have multiple queen in each colony. Each colony can have one hundred queens or more and up to one million workers, and there may be more than one colony around your home. This is the reason homeowners are unsuccessful in ridding their homes of these ants. Each time killing bait or chemical spray is used on trailing ants the problem is made worse.
The queens that remain in the nest produce more eggs to rebuild the nest bigger and stronger than before to ensure proper care of the colony. Pharaoh ants enter your home or building by hitch hiking a ride in a box, furniture, grocery bag, or by walking in from next door. It usually takes three to four months to begin seeing worker ants foraging for food on your counters, and by this time the colony is becoming well established.
Pharaoh ants will feed on a variety of food sources. These ants need protein, carbohydrates, and fat in their diet and can be seen eating anything from soap to cosmetics, chemicals, dead insects, and food crumbs we leave behind. Certified Pest Control of Naples found that the only effective method of controlling Pharaoh ants is using sterilizing baits followed up by killing baits. Traditional chemical or baiting methods will not eliminate Pharaoh ants. NONE! We have personally field tested and tracked results.
Certified Pest Control of Naples has developed a five-week baiting program proven successful to eliminate Pharaoh Ants from your home or building. This program utilizes sterilizing bait that halts egg production and stops larva from becoming adult worker ants. We then apply an appropriate killing bait to eliminate the thousands of worker ants in each colony. Finally, Certified Pest Control of Naples will then protect your home with our proven process, The CERTIFIED Process, to ensure long lasting protection against Pharaoh ants. Have you seen Pharaoh ants around your structure?