Pharaoh ants are notorious indoor pests. Although these pesky creatures are a tropical species, they can easily survive and flourish in temperature controlled buildings— hospitals, nursing homes, residential homes and grocery stores—during the cold months, potentially putting your home and your health at risk. For example, Pharaoh ants can cause substantial and expensive property damage to your home by gnawing holes in rubber, fabric, and wood. What’s more, they can spread a number of harmful pathogens, including Salmonella spp., Staphylococcusspp., and Streptococcus spp, producing a number of serious health concerns to you and your family.
If you are worried about a full blown Pharaoh ant invasion springing up in your house, don’t panic. There a number a preventative measures you can take to help stop these invasive critters from getting into your home.