Pharaoh Ant

DESCRIPTION:

These light brown ants are about 1/8 inch long or less. These small ants rarely produce swarmers or winged forms. They establish small to large nests indoors, and are common throughout the year.

BIOLOGY:

(Monomorium pharaonis) Colonies may consist of a few hundred to thousands of workers and queens. They are often located in many sites throughout the infested structure. These ants will feed on a variety of foods, but seem to prefer meat and grease, and forage during the day and night.

SOLUTION:

Spraying for these ants should not be done because it only fragments the colonies and worsens the problem. Baits placed in all locations that the ants have been seen is the best strategy, but baiting may take several months to achieve control.