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Pharaoh Ants

If you have an ant problem and think you might need help to get rid of them, give Surekill Pest control in Yorkshire a call! As professional pest control and elimination experts with over 20 years experience in helping property owners and commercial businesses getting rid of pharaoh ants and other insect problems we can help, using proven methods. Call us today on 0800 068 4577 for a free consultation and quote!

Key Features:
A small, tropical species of ant, the pharaoh ant is light yellow with a darker abdomen. It has a characteristic ‘double waist’. The workers are 2mm long, with the larger queen being 3-4mm long.

Biology:
One of the interesting facts about the pharaoh ant is that each colony has many nests and also many queens. Each new queen lays around 300 – 350 eggs during her egg-laying spell and the eggs hatch in about a week.

Aharaoh Ants

Pharaoh Ants

Worker ants are able to form satellite colonies, leading to the spread of infestation. They remove the developing brood from an existing nest and form a new nest elsewhere.

Distribution:
A small tropical species of ant, the pharaoh ant is increasing in importance in the structures of large centrally heated buildings, especially hospitals and high rise blocks of flats where it can be a serious public health pest.

Significance:
A significant nuisance in food preparation areas, pharaoh ants attack sweet food stuffs such as jam, fruit and sugar. Because of their tendency towards multiple nest sites, infestations can spread rapidly and be difficult to control.

If you feel you are being overrun with ant infestation, call us today on 0800 068 4577 for a free consultation and quote!

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