These small yellowish golden brown coloured tiny creatures are now making themselves at home in our homes,office buildings,restaurants, homes and hospitals. Thankfully they don’t bite but they do spread diseases such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and clostridium, which may cause botulism …..nasty nasty stuff.
Typically all ant colonies are difficult to control…but these guys don’t recognize the difference between one colony and another. Pharaoh ants are known for creating their nests in exceptionally difficult places for even pest control specialist to access. They will travel along wires and pipes inside the walls, building multiple nests between the studs and in the insulation, causing some structural damage and have been known to forage as far as 115ft beyond their nest for food.
If you see one – you have a problem. Trying to control the problem yourself by spraying or baiting tends to make it worse because of the way they nest – it’s like they have their own system of building their plan B – when you start working your plan A.
Things you can do to help control the problem are
- clean up right after food preparation
- Make sure your garbage cans have tight lids
- Rotate your foodstuffs – first -in, first out
- Sweep floors and counters to ensure all crumbs are removed.
Things you can do to eliminate the problem – a problem that gets worse and harder to control the longer you wait – call in pest control.
For Pharaoh ants, spider sprays or any other pest problems, give us a call at , or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ross will be happy to help