Pharaoh ants are around 2mm in length and yellow brown in colour.
They have the ability to get containers and sterile dressings. They feed on high protein and sweet foods. A single queen can produce over 3000 eggs in its life and a colony often consists of multiple queens which spread out when the nest is under attack.
Treatment of pharaoh ants
Preparations before treatment
You must not spray Pharaoh’s Ants, this will panic the nest and cause the queens to spread out increasing the number of nests and spreading the infestation – possibly to neighbouring properties.
We recommend you contact your neighbours to check if they are affected. Pharaoh ants must be treated professionally (we offer discounts on group or block treatments)
What we will do during the treatment
- locate ant runs and trails and decide on the treatment required
- put down bait stations and gel, this treatment is designed to sterilise the queen and stop any further increase of ants. The infestation may seem to get worse before they die off – the treatment works by allowing the ants to take the bait back to the nest and feed the Queens.
- we will make 2 visits, one every 4 weeks.
- revisits within 8 weeks of end of treatment are included only if our recommendations are followed, visits after this time will be chargeable.
We will give you a report of the work we have done with guidance and advice on what you need to do after the treatment.
Product information / safety information
We do not use acute poisons or insecticides that are harmful to children animals or the environment.
Pest control contact
1255 High Road
Tel: 020 8359 7799
Opening hours: Mon to Fri from 9.15am to 5.15pm