Pharoh Ant Control

Monomorium pharaonis

Pharaoh ants carry bacteria that cause disease and are considered a risk to human health. Here are some suggestions to help you if you have these pests in your home or yard.

  • Report any Pharaoh ant nests to your Site Manager immediately. CRHC staff may deal with the problem themselves or arrange for a pest control operator to come to your home or property to remove the nest. It is not recommended that you try to remove the nest yourself. These ants may live in extremely large groups, into the several thousands, and are found in places like walls, ceilings, floors and electrical wall outlets. If disturbed, they will move to a new location.
  • CRHC staff or a pest control operator will leave you written instructions to prepare before they come into your home to treat for Pharaoh ants. Follow all of these instructions for both before and after treatments. Treatments may include chemical spray, bait, or heat treatment.
  • Pharaoh ants eat a variety of foods, including sweet things like sugar and syrup, meat and other dead insects. Keep all food in covered containers.
  • Sweep floors regularly and wipe up all crumbs and food particles from countertops, cabinets and appliances. Clean thoroughly around, under and behind fridges and stoves.
  • Outside, keep your yard, patio or balcony free of food. Clean barbeques and utensils after each use. Do not leave food on these items.

Thank you for your assistance! Site Managers and pest control operators cannot control this problem without your help.

Related Information

Control of Pharaoh Ants Tip Sheet

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