Specialty Treatment For Pharaoh Ants - Get Rid Of Pharaoh Ants
There are many different kinds of ants in the United States and other countries. Some require specialty treatments. Before you decide to treat for ants yourself, find out what kind they are. The Pharaoh Ant requires a specialty treatment. If you spray for the pharaoh ant, you will just scatter them throughout your home. No spraying for pharaoh ants, please.
The pharaoh ant is the little tiny ant that so many people call sugar ant or piss ant. Do not confuse the pharaoh ant with other little tiny ants. The Pharaoh ant is only about 1/15 or 1/12 inch long and very light in color. A real light yellowish or reddish brown. You can almost see through them. The way to distinguish them from other little tiny ants is the presents of three tiny segments on the antennae club. You will have to have a microscope to see these segments or purchase one of those 30x lenses from ®Radio Shack. They are very reasonably priced.
Pharaoh ants will invade your kitchen and bathroom and other areas throughout your home. The reason you do not want to spray for the pharaoh ant is because it will make them worse. They will go through a process called "budding" and as said before above will spread throughout your home and make the process of extinguishing them much harder.
If you want to treat for these ants yourself, go to your local hardware store or home center and purchase a product called Terro®. Read the label and apply accordingly in the areas you are seeing the pharaoh ant. Come back and inspect in a short while and you will probably see them feeding on the bait. I find that getting a drinking straw and cutting it in sections about 1/2 to 1 inch long and putting the bait inside each section of the straw works great.
If you call your local pest control company they are probably going to do the same thing or use the same thing or something similar. You save yourself some time and money. This product also works on other small ants. If you are unsure of what type of ants you have, call a professional, one you can trust, for a free inspection. After all, you don't have to buy their service.