North America has dozens of ant species. You’ve probably seen pavement ants in your sidewalk or carpenter ants in your woodpile. And when you see a colony of paler ant-like insects, you might assume that they’re termites, but you might have pharaoh ants living in your home instead.
Luckily, no matter what kind of ants you have in your home, Ace Walco Termite & Pest Control has the experience to eradicate them. We keep an entomologist on staff and use only the industry’s most dependable techniques to make your Linden, NJ home pest-free again. However, how do you know if they’re pharaoh ants?
Learn All About the Pharaoh Ant
This ant species commonly invades both homes and businesses. They like to build their nests in warm, humid areas near food and water—so you’ll often find them in or near a bathroom or kitchen. If they continue to multiply, their colonies will divide and move to other areas in the same building. These colonies could have thousands of members.
Pharaoh ant colonies do not cause sickness or other sanitation problems, but they will get into your food and cause a nuisance. And if you allow the colonies to divide, you may soon find your home overrun with these insects.
You can distinguish these ants from other ant species or termites by the following characteristics:
- Transparent yellowish or reddish overall color with a dark abdomen
- A segmented, oval abdomen with a body length that spans 1/16 of an inch
- Some winged colony members, but none of these ants fly
If you notice these insects in your pantry or cupboard, call Ace Walco Termite & Pest Control for pharaoh ant treatment at your NJ home or business.
Schedule Your Pest Control Appointment
You shouldn’t have to share your property with annoying pests. We’ll work thoroughly to not only remove your current infestation, but ensure no new ones replace it. Contact 800-831-4223 to schedule your pharaoh ant extermination today.