Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh ant colonies can grow large enough to contain as many as 300,000 workers and many queens.  The queens are very mobile and so are the colonies.

Pharaoh ants are small, yellow ants about 1/16-inch long.   They have two nodes and the workers are all one size.  It is often confused with the thief ant which is also a small, yellow ant with two nodes.  The Pharaoh ant’s antenna has 12 segments and ends in a three-segmented club. Pharaoh ants do not build mounds or carve out galleries in wood.   They nest in any dark void in a structure.  Nest locations include wall voids, cabinet voids, behind baseboards and window moldings, behind insulation of appliances, inside hollow curtain and shower rods, boxes and expansion joints in slabs.  They may even be found in areas such as folded paper sacks and newspapers.

Around here this ant in mainly found infesting Apartment Buildings and Hospitals or other institutional structures. Pharaoh ants can only be eliminated through an extensive baiting program.

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