Getting rid of insects at home has become a daily burden for some house owners. Ants especially can be really hard to fully exterminate, what with their being cooped together in large colonies. It is really advisable not to classify every single ant you see as the “normal” ant. Some can be quite deadly, as little as they are.
The Pharaoh ants for example are one of the deadliest ants on the planet. They are especially dreaded by medical experts. The Pharaoh ants (Monomorium pharaonis) have been termed as the most dangerous ants especially in medical and health care facilities. This sounds crazy and unbelievable because most people consider ants as harmless little creatures but it’s true. Due to its terrible nature, it has been compared to the biblical pharaoh.
Reasons you should immediately get rid of Pharaoh ants
Pharaoh ants are disease carriers
It has been discovered that Pharaoh ants are capable of transferring over twelve (12) varieties of infectious organisms. These ants feed off sick people placed at medical centers. They transfer disease-causing microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, etc. to unsuspecting patients.
Examples of such are influenza, throat infections, strep, impetigo, and a host of other extremely serious medical conditions. Finding these ants at medical centers can be disastrous as much as discovering them at home.
Pharaoh ants weaken structures
Just like the average ant, the pharaoh ants create their homes by establishing nests within structures. They have also been noted as one of the most difficult destructive pests to get rid of. This is due to the fact that they move and live in colonies.
The Pharaoh ants invade homes or other buildings through cracks and little openings found around the building. They dig into wood and create tunnels that act as storages and passageways for their activities. Pharaoh ants can inhabit anywhere and it would be tragic if their colonies are allowed to expand.
Pharaoh ants crawl everywhere
Unknown to most people, Pharaoh ants tend to crawl over every and anything. They can be found in several places including; garbage cans, rotten foods, drains, toilet seats, etc. These ants still find ways to crawl into houses and feast on uncovered meals.
The pharaoh ants are known to infest household pantries, clothes due to the fact that they move around a lot. They crawl on fridge tops, sinks, stoves, etc
Pharaoh ants might be difficult to exterminate
Here’s another vital reason why you have to get rid of Pharaoh ants. It might be hard to fully eliminate them once the colonies have multiplied. They exist in colonies which consist of a large number of ants.
A quick tip on exterminating them is to search for the parent colony. So in order not to go through the entire stress you have to make sure these ants don’t multiply. This is why it’s recommended to call a Pest Control Expert to help remove them.
Pharaoh ants are tiny
Unlike other ant species, the pharaoh ants are tiny and their size allows them to easily move around. Due to their size, you might not notice when they creep into your house and get to work on tunneling. Their size also makes it easy for them to creep around in hospitals and bring harm to patients.
Pharaoh ants are threat to sick people
Pharaoh ants are notorious for posing as threats to sick people. This is especially common in medical facilities where they have been noted for entering wounds and IV bottles. There are rare cases where they seek moisture from the mouths of sleeping and unsuspecting patients. Through these activities, they have been known to increase the spread of disease pathogens such as salmonella, streptococcus, and a host of others.
Pharaoh ants having crawled everywhere might find ways to visit your home if the necessary precautions are not taken. This can be dangerous to your health and general well-being. If you pay attention to treasons listed above, you would realize that it’s important to prevent Pharaoh ant from entering your home. Lastly, block all entries and cracks as they suffice in your home.
If you see ants running around your house or property, give us a call and we can help you eradicate them.