Pharaoh Ant Control - Austin, TX
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Identifying Pharaoh Ants
Pharaoh ants are very small. They are about 1/16-inch-long. Pharaoh ants are light yellow to red in color, and have black markings on their abdomen. Pharaoh ants have three segments and a club on the end of their antennae. Pharaoh ants go from an egg to an adult in 45 days. Queens live about 39 weeks, and lay 400 eggs in their lifetime. Worker Pharaoh ants live up to 10 weeks.
Pharaoh ants are commonly found in the warmer parts of the country. They can be found in hospitals, homes, grocery stores, hotels, and apartment buildings. Their nests are well hidden and they search for their food away from their colony. They create trails back to their nests from hunting and foraging. They prefer voids to build their nests in walls, wall outlets, under appliances, and can be found under carpet for protection. If their nests are disturbed, or if the colony get too large, Pharaoh ants will move to another location.
Where will I find Pharaoh Ants?
Pharaoh ants can be found in kitchens and bathrooms, moving around plumbing and electrical wires, and traveling room to room. They are also spotted near water sources, around counter tops, toilets, drains, and sinks. Pharaoh ants can nest outside on lawns and gardens. They are found outside where a continuous source of any moisture is present, like cooling systems and sprinkler systems.
Pharaoh ants have a wide pallet when it comes to food. They prefer sweets, proteins and fats. They eat insects alive or dead.
Ants are very persistent pests, so sprays, traps, and baiting systems are only marginally effective. While these methods may eliminate a foraging trail or two, they are not very effective at killing the ant queens buried deep within nests and eliminating their capacity to lay eggs.
Our ant extermination experts have years of experience targeting and eliminating ant nests in and near homes and businesses. Regularly scheduled follow-up visits by our ant exterminators ensure that ants can’t regain their breeding momentum or infest buildings. For effective, professional ant control and ant extermination contact Magic Pest and Lawn’s pest control experts.
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