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Pharaoh Ants

(Monomorium pharaonis)

Monomorium pharaonis, commonly known as the Pharaoh ant, is a tiny species of ant notorious for its pervasive nature in indoor environments.

This specie poses significant challenges in pest management due to its adaptable behavior and rapid reproduction rate.  Typically measuring around 1.5 to 2 millimeters in length. They are light yellow to reddish-brown in color with a darker abdomen. These ants have distinctive characteristics such as two-segmented petiole and the thorax lacks spines.

Signs of Infestation:

  • Sightings of small ants trailing along surfaces, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Presence of ant nests in hidden areas such as wall voids, behind baseboards, or under appliances.

  • Accumulation of ant trails leading to food sources.


Treatment Options:

  1. Baiting: Strategic placement of ant baits containing slow-acting insecticides to target the entire colony.

  2. Chemical Control: Use of insecticides specifically formulated for ant control, applied by trained professionals to target infested areas.

  3. Sanitation: Proper sanitation recommendations and best practices to eliminate food sources and potential nesting sites

Pheromones – Communications – Bait Treatments

Firstly, ants communicate primarily through pheromones, chemical signals that convey information about food sources, danger, and colony needs. Baits exploit this communication system by mimicking the scent of food, attracting foragers from the colony. These foragers then carry the bait back to the nest, spreading it among nestmates through trophallaxis, the exchange of food and fluids within the colony.


Origin in Canada:

Monomorium pharaonis is not native to Canada but has been introduced to the country through human activities. It is believed to have been brought into Canada through international trade and commerce, particularly in imported goods and food shipments.



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