Ants for the most part are an irritant in homes, unwelcome insects foraging for food to bring back to a colony. Interestingly, one of the most resilient, undesirable and invasive species is also one of the smallest. Pharaoh Ants are tiny even by ant standards, measuring only two millimeters on average. However despite their small stature they can pose serious problems for people all year round. Accustomed to warmer climates, pharaoh ants found in Canada usually live in heated structures. As such apartment buildings, condominiums, high rises, and nursing homes have become optimal breeding grounds for pharaoh ant colonies. Even in winter months they will be attracted to and breed near warm, humid areas indoors such as near drains, pipes, or wiring. Call The Exterminators for effective ant control treatments.
The pharaoh ant is problematic for homeowners, as the insect will rapidly assemble on unattended food sources and dirty dishes. They are typically unable to bite humans due to their size, however, the ants can pose still pose health risks for humans as they can carry and transmit many diseases, such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and clostridium, which can cause botulism. The pharaoh ant seeks warm, moist places, and as such hospitals are at risk of infestations as pharaoh ants may try to occupy injuries under used bandages on humans.
Exterminating pharaoh ants requires professional help. One of the most challenging aspects when dealing with an infestation is the fact that pharaoh ants have multiple queens in a nest. These nests reproduce and mature very rapidly, and queens are able to leave their existing settlements and establish colonies nearby. As such exterminating them is almost impossible for amateurs. The insects can sense danger and if ineffective retail products are used, and as such the queens will react by branching out throughout an area. This will only serve to worsen and spread the already existing infestation throughout a building, and new satellite colonies will be that much more difficult to locate.
The bottom line is call a professional. When foraging for food pharaoh ants will leave trails for others to follow, so if you see one in your home there’s more to come. Sighting one or several pharaoh ants indoors is an indication of an infestation which necessitates action. If you see these miniscule pests don’t hesitate, call The Exterminators and get the process started to get them out of home. We offer effective pharaoh ant treatments backed with warranty. Call: 647-496-2211Tags: ant control, Ants, pharaoh ants