Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pharaoh Ants: King of Your Home?

The largest army in the world never had to train for it's success. Ants have been around for at least 110 million years, so it's no wonder that they can be difficult to eradicate in your home or business. It's estimated that there is at least 22,000 species roaming the earth. In the Tampa Bay area many common household ants include the Pharaoh Ant. 

Pharaoh ants are one of the most difficult ant species to control because like every great Army, they can adapt to many types of locations. They are seen in all types of structures. They are especially unwanted because they carry multiple types of bacteria and can multiply very quickly. Pharaoh ant queens are capable of producing up to 12 eggs per day that will hatch every seven days, so it's imperative to get rid of these nasty little house guests before they overtake your home or building.

Patching up small cracks in structures can help keep ants out. Also something as simple as wiping down counter tops on a regular basis and taking out the trash can help prevent infestations. If you see these bacteria ridden soldiers setting up camp in your kitchen or bathroom it's time to call Tampa Bay Pest Management. Pharaoh ants also make their nests in warmer locations such as wall voids, heating systems, and around hot water pipes.

Tampa Bay Pest Management uses chemicals inside homes that are not harmful to animals, yet can take out an Army of ants. Please visit our website at or contact us at 813-416-3692.

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