Here in Florida, we’re certainly no strangers to ants. They’re everywhere, and they terrorize us all year long. In fact, they’re one of the top complaints your Panama City pest control specialists get. While there are many types of ants in our state, the Pharaoh ant is among the most common. But it’s also the one that’s easiest to miss because of its behaviors. Let’s talk about what you need to know about them.
What are Pharaoh Ants?
Pharaoh ants are really good at hiding. They prefer to live their lives in the dark, which means they could be taking refuge in crawl spaces or even cracks in or outside your home. They can also be found:
• Living in potted plants
• Behind molding
• In paper or cardboard
• In empty spaces in walls
• In refrigerator insulation
Why are Pharaoh Ants Such a Nuisance?
Pharaoh ants are typically a yellow color, and some may look almost translucent. One queen can lay hundreds of eggs during the course of her life, and each colony has several queens. It only takes as little as 38 days for Pharaoh ants to grow from egg to maturity. That means they can multiply very quickly, and people with infestations can have a big problem on their hands before they know it.
Panama City Pest Control Can Help With Pharaoh Ants
We’re experts at dealing with Pharaoh ants, so if you have an infestation, we can help. Please contact us today so we can schedule your inspection.