Pharaoh ants are extremely invasive insects that have the habit to break up into clusters and to look for spaces that suit their needs. This may be concerning as ants need to be kept out of the house as soon as possible. These ants usually look for a warm place, a reliable food source, shelter, and a humid place to hatch their eggs in. These ants are extremely bothersome in that their colonies have the habit of growing larger and larger with each period of time. These Pharaoh ants have multiple queens and complex social structures.
If you have ants or Pharaoh ants roaming around your residential property or commercial space, make sure to contact the licensed and insured technicians from Ant Control Toronto.
The hierarchy usually consists of forager ants, worker ants, and multiple queen ants. These Pharaoh ants are very difficult to combat and have a preference for oily food in particular. Because of their small size, which roughly measures about 2 mm, they are usually hard to spot unless a visible pheromone is visible that is used to signal other ants that a food source is nearby. After a reliable source is found, this trail rarely deviates from the original trail and can only grow stronger as more chemicals are released into it.
There are several solutions on the market to combat pharaoh ants, but if you are weary of using chemicals, then you can try out these natural ant killers. Make sure to apply them in the affected areas and make sure that these ingredients are fresh and have a long shelf life as expired products may lose its potency as time goes on.
Vinegar and Water
Yes, you read that right! Soap and water and nothing more. The reason why soap and water are so effective is that they will penetrate the exoskeleton, block their breathing, and damage the outer coating. The pharaoh ants will eventually suffocate When this protective layer is removed, the pharaoh ants will die.
It is a mouthful, but it is very useful. It might surprise a few people, but this substance is a naturally occurring product. It is made up of fossilized organisms called diatoms. DE settles over time in bodies of water like riverbanks, the sea, rivers, and ponds and it is completely despite the quite scary-looking name. DE is also good for the body and also for fighting insects! Essentially what DE does is dehydrate the insects.
Boric Acid and (powdered) Sugar
Boric acid is a compound that is made up of Boron, Oxygen, and Hydrogen. B(OH)3. They can be bought in a liquid form or powdered form and is not toxic. Boric acid is highly prophylactic properties which means that they are a very effective deterrent.
Pest Control Technicians
Hiring fully licensed and insured pest control technicians are your best bet if you want to get rid of ants guaranteed. Professionals have the necessary experience and knowledge to eliminate the infestation at its very source by deploying commercial-grade pesticides with long-lasting residual effects that over-the-counter products simply cannot compete with. To hire us speak to one of the sales representatives and let us know how we can help you to get rid of the ants once and for all. Call 647-933-5346