Pest Identification: Pharaoh Ants in Tennessee

The Pharaoh ant, native to the African region, has been deemed as one of the most difficult household ants to control throughout the U.S. and in Tennessee. With their abilities to nest in wall voids, behind baseboards, around electrical plates, and other hard-to-reach places, it makes sense. Pharaoh ants are infamous for causing major problems in hospitals, as they have been known to spread diseases. They are able to sneak in through small cracks and tight spaces around windows and doors and can potentially infect patients through IV lines and bottles.

Although Pharaoh ants are not known to bite, they can still be a nuisance to property owners in Tennessee. They feed off many of the foods we eat and are often found in kitchen pantries and on any food dishes left out. In worse cases, they can congregate between walls and cause costly structural damage to your property. 

Because Pharaoh ants are so difficult to control, our experts at U.S. Pest Protection suggest professional pest management to prevent worsening the problem. If you suspect you may have Pharaoh ants on your property, contact us, and our professionals will eliminate the ants and prevent them from returning. 

How to Identify Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants originally got their name from the mistaken belief that they plagued Ancient Egypt during the time of Pharaohs. They are typically a yellowish-reddish color, with hints of brown on the abdomen. Pharaoh ants are very small, measuring about 1/16 inches long. 

For more help identifying Pharaoh ants on your property, contact U.S. Pest Protection and schedule your free inspection today. Our professional technicians will be happy to assist you. 

Where to Find Pharaoh Ants

Like other pests, Pharaoh ants usually find their way indoors through tiny cracks in windows and doors and through holes in window screens. 

Pharaoh ants love to nest anywhere that provides protection and warmth. That’s why they tend to nest in those difficult-to-reach places. Pharaoh ants can be found in places such as:

  • Inside wall voids
  • Inside furniture
  • Under floors
  • In closets
  • And similar areas

Pharaoh ants also use carpets, countertops, and cabinets as “highways” to travel through the property.  

Get a Pharaoh Ant Infestation Under Control with U.S. Pest Protection

Controlling Pharaoh ants can be difficult, especially if you try a DIY method. When exposed to different chemicals or strong cleaning agents, Pharaoh ants will split their colony and move to other locations (called “budding”). The colonies can grow quickly, becoming harder to control. 

Don’t let this stress you out! That’s what we’re here for. Our U.S. Pest Protection technicians will do a thorough inspection, identify the Pharaoh ants, and eliminate them from your home—and make sure they stay out. Schedule your free pest control inspection today!

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