Color: Yellowish Brown
Scientific Name: Monomorium pharaonis
Pharaoh Ant FAQs
Are pharaoh ants harmful?
Pharaoh ants aren’t dangerous themselves, but they’re known or suspected to spread over a dozen serious pathogens, including salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus bacteria. These ants may also carry the clostridium bacteria – one of the causative agents of botulism.
Do pharaoh ants bite humans?
Pharaoh ants have the ability to bite, but it is usually not a concern except in cases of very large infestations.
Why are pharaoh ants so hard to get rid of?
Pharaoh ants are an issue because they have a keen ability to nest in places that are hard to get to, plus they tend to multiply quickly. It’s no wonder they have a reputation for being difficult to control.
Why do I have pharaoh ants?
Pharaoh ants can take advantage of artificial heating in buildings to survive the winter. Infestations commonly occur in food service areas. They will nest in well-protected and hidden areas throughout a structure, but they can also nest outdoors in lawns or gardens in warm climates.