Pharaohs Ants

Average Adult Size:pharaohs-ant2-watermarked-copy

  • 1.2mm – 3mm. Subject to status in the colony

Associated Risks:

  • High risk public health to humans due to pathogen and disease transmission.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • Over 400 eggs can be laid by the queen Ant in her lifetime,
  • Colony can grow to 300,000 in some cases
  • Found Worldwide.

Life Style:

  • Tiny insects that can gain access into wound dressings.
  • Normally survive and thrive in central heated building.
  • Feeds upon proteins & carbohydrates & sweet substances.
  • Can split colonies if not treat by experienced pest control.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical bait treatment specific to the species
  • Detailed survey and treatment by professionals