Getting Rid of Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants are one of the most prolific of all ant species. They can easily find their way into any structure, from commercial properties, to hospitals, to your local grocery store.

They can be different variations in colour, from light tan, to a reddish brown. They breed prolifically, especially as often there is more than one queen in a colony. Their satellite nests are just one of the key issues often encountered when attempting to eradicate this pest.

Like other ant species they live on sweet foods, but are not too fussy where they feed from and will live on any food that’s available to them.

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Pharaoh ants are tropical species, but are found all across the UK as central heating is present in most properties.  These tiny little creatures cannot be ignored.  If you’ve seen them inside your workplace or work premises, in particular food preparation areas, restaurants, or hospitals, contact a professional pest control company.

One of the many myths that are associated with Pharaohs ants is that if they are attracted to your urine it means you may diabetes.  However, this takes a lot to be believed.

 Another myth is that Pharaoh ants don’t like margarine but they love butter.

These are many myths about these creatures, yet there is little scientific research to support these!

Getting rid of Pharaoh ants can be extremely frustrating and time consuming. However, as they make pheromone trails, which are invisible to the naked eye, you may well see a line of them trundling back and forth from a food source to the nest. Keep a look out for these and make a note of where they are heading to and from.  As colonies can easily split you may find you have more than one nest, so you will need to be diligent.

 In order to successfully get rid of Pharaohs ants you need to be scrupulous with your hygiene.  This is especially important in kitchens and places where food can be easily found.


As Pharaoh ants can get into the minutest of cracks and they fragment into a number of colonies the most effective way of getting rid of them is to call in the pest control experts.

Talk with your pest control team and be as informative as you can by providing logs or diaries of when and where you’ve seen them. This proactive approach will help the pest control technician and help ensure a speedy resolution.

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