Pharaoh ants are the most difficult to control in homes. They can be found in hotels, grocery stores and large apartment complexes. The ant population can grow into large numbers fast and usually found in inaccessible areas in the property. Pharoah ants eat all types of household foods, damage silk, rayon, rubber goods and insect collection. They do not sting but are a nuisance to get rid of.
The pharaoh ant is a small yellow or light brown, almost transparent ant notorious for being a major indoor nuisance pest, especially in hospitals.
Also called the sugar ant or piss ant, these are some of the smallest ants, about 1/12-16 inch long, with a light tan to reddish body.
Habitat, Food Source
Habitat, Food Source(s), Damage: Mouthparts are for chewing. Pharaoh ants are omnivorous, feeding on sweets (jelly, particularly mint apple jelly, sugar, honey, etc.), cakes and breads, and greasy or fatty foods (pies, butter, liver and bacon). Nests can be found outdoors and almost anywhere indoors (light sockets, potted plants, wall voids, attics, in any cracks and crevices) particularly close to sources of warmth and water.