Pest & Property Solutions Ltd

35 Llanrumney Avenue

Llanrumney

Cardiff

CF3 4BQ


OFFICE: 02922 404605

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Pest & Property Solutions Ltd 2024 all rights reserved. Incorporated in England and Wales. Company Registration No 13412263  VAT 463 3281 95

Registered Office Address: 35 Llanrumney Avenue, Llanrumney, Cardiff, CF3 4BQ. GDPR Compliancy Statement

Our Services

- Drone Surveys

- Roof & Gutter Cleaning

- Intelligent Bird Scaring

- Rodent Control

- Rodent Proofing

- Wasp Nest Removal


OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Qualified & professional pest control technicians covering Cardiff and surrounding areas.


24 HOUR CALL OUT

We are available 24 hours per day 7 days per week if needed.

Out of Hours premiums apply.


- Insect Control

- Flea & Bedbug Control

- Bird Proofing

- Wildlife Control

- Guano Cleaning

- Disinfectant Cleaning


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Pharaoh ants

Pharaoh ants (Monomorium pharaonis) are small, invasive ants with a significant impact on both residential and commercial settings. Originating from Africa, these tiny insects have successfully established themselves as a global pest, thriving in diverse climates. This essay explores various aspects of Pharaoh ants, including their biology, behavior, impact on human environments, and potential control strategies.

They are distinctive in their appearance, measuring only 1.5 to 2 millimetres in length, with a light yellow to reddish-brown coloration. They possess two nodes in their slender waist and exhibit a characteristic habit of curling their gasters. Winged reproductive individuals, or alates, are slightly larger. These ants have a rapid reproductive cycle, with queens laying hundreds of eggs in their lifetime. Their adaptability to various environments contributes to their success as pests.

Pharaoh ants are known for their complex social structure, with multiple queens coexisting in a single colony. This polygynous nature enhances their ability to establish new nests quickly. Their colonies can be massive, containing thousands to millions of individuals. These ants are highly mobile, utilizing trails to forage for food. Their diet is diverse, including sweets, fats, and proteins, making them a challenging nuisance in households and businesses.

Pharaoh ants pose a considerable threat to human environments. They are notorious for infesting hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities, creating hygiene concerns. Their small size allows them to access hard-to-reach areas, and their ability to transmit pathogens makes them a potential health hazard. Additionally, they are drawn to electrical equipment, causing damage and posing a fire risk.

Controlling Pharaoh ant infestations requires a multifaceted approach. Traditional ant control methods, such as baiting, may not be effective due to their ability to quickly relocate colonies. Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, incorporating sanitation, exclusion, and the use of insect growth regulators, can be more successful. Regular monitoring and identifying nesting sites are crucial for effective control.

Pharaoh ants, though small in size, have a large impact on human environments. Their biology, behaviour, and adaptability make them challenging pests to control. Implementing comprehensive strategies and understanding their habits are essential steps in mitigating the impact of Pharaoh ants on both residential and commercial spaces.


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