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How to get rid of Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants are a tropical small yellow / light brown, almost transparent pest that need the warmth of buildings to survive.

They can be a big nuisance in high rise buildings and offices so it’s important to know how to get rid of them.

How to get rid of pharaoh ants

How to get rid of pharaoh ants

  1. Identify ant trails

    Firstly, it is important to identify the ant trails as this will result in more accurate bait placement and better results.

    You can identify ant trails by observing areas where you think there is high activity as the worker ants will form a visible path to the selected food source.

  2. Place bait

    The next step is to begin baiting along the already identified ant trails and areas of high activity. We recommend using a protein based bait such as Biopren Pharaoh Ant Killer as this will increase your chances of eliminating the whole colony.

  3. Step 3: Replenish the bait

    Pharaoh ants are persistent and it is important to frequently monitor your baited areas and replenish bait where necessary. To replenish the bait simply follow the process in step 2.

  4. Switch bait

    You may suddenly notice that the bait you are placing is no longer being consumed. Don’t be alarmed, this is common amongst pharaoh ants as they are known to get bored of a certain diet fast.

    If this does happen we recommend switching from Biopren to a sweeter alternative such as the Imidasect Pharaoh Ant Gel Bait. This will help freshen your approach and lead to better results.

pharaoh ant infestation

How to use Biopren Pharaoh Ant Killer

  • Grab your desired amount of sachets (this will vary depending on the size of the infestation)
  • Simply snip the top of the sachet using a pair of scissors, this will allow the pharaoh ants to enter the sachet and consume the bait.
  • Place the opened sachet along the ant trails and high activity areas and allow sufficient time for it to be consumed.

Are pharaoh ants dangerous?

Yes pharaoh ants are considered to be dangerous. They carry and transmit a number of dangerous pathogens to people and pets.

They are even more dangerous if they infest hospitals and enter wounds or contaminate bandages etc.

What do pharaoh ants eat?

Pharaoh ants can survive on a wide variety of food sources. They are capable of feeding on fat, simple proteins and sweet based substances.

pharaoh ants eating sweet substance

What attracts pharaoh ants?

Pharoah ants are tropical insects and are attracted to the warmth of our homes and buildings.

They enter our homes in search of food sources and are often found in high rise buildings and boiler rooms where there is a high potential source of food available.

Pharaoh ant control products

Below are some products we recommend using to deal with a pharaoh ant infestation.

DIY Pest Control are the UK’s leading supplier of professional, effective pest control products at an affordable price. We have an expert team on hand ready to help with any questions you may have.

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