The pharaoh ant is a very small yellow insect, measuring approximately two millimeters in length. Pharaoh ants are known to be major indoor pests, mainly for sterile environments where they can easily enter and spread pathogens. They are very common in parts of Indonesia and West Africa, but have also been introduced to other parts of the world, including Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Pharaoh ants are a tropical species, thriving in the temperate areas. Pharaoh ants prefer to infest buildings where central heating exists.
Natural pharaoh ant repellent is only effective in treating adult ants, and pharaoh ants are difficult to eliminate due to their huge numbers and hidden nests. When the Pharaoh ants detect an offensive odor, they alert the colony. The workers gather eggs, larvae, and pupae and leave in the different directions. The queens will often accompany set of workers. These small groups of pharaoh ants form new colonies. If you suspect a pharaoh ant infestation, it is advised that you contact the local pest control expert for assistance.