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Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh Ant Identification and Treatment

Pharoah ants

Identification

  • very small, 1/16 inches
  • yellow to red color with black on abdomen (rear of ant)

Location

  • most commonly found inside
  • wall voids, moist areas, bathrooms, kitchens, and warm areas such as under appliances or in wall outlets
  • water sources (sinks, baths, drains and toilets)

Geographic Location

  • Throughout United States
  • most commonly found inside homes and structures in southern United States

Treatment Methods

1. Baits

  • repellent sprays and dust can spread problem so we recommend baiting indoors
  • slow acting bait
  • find trail inside and apply bait
  • these ants go through protein and sweet diet cycles so changing baits might be necessary
  • remove all competitive food sources indoors

2. Spraying

  • use non-repellent insecticides and aerosols
  • perimeter treatment helps prevent ant problem (base of structure, window sills, around doors, AC units, etc.)
  • use non-repellent aerosols inside such as:

-Phantom Aerosol


Recommended Treatment

  • use a non-repellent spray or aerosol in conjunction with baits

Non-repellent Ant Kit
Advion Ant Bait Kit

  • this kit provides both sweet and protein bait

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