Pharaoh Ants

Professional Treatment for Pharaoh Ants

If you’ve ever had an ant infestation in your house, you know how frustrating these unwelcome visitors can be. Small, fast, and seemingly able to be multiple places at once, ants are no fun to deal with on your own.

Pharaoh ants are a particularly tiny kind of ant that have a broad appetite. Dealing with such small pests might feel impossible, but with a little help you’ll be saying goodbye to even the most persistent pharaoh ant problem.

All About Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants are about 1/16th of an inch long. They are yellow or brown in color, but it can be hard to notice their color when they’re so small! In fact, many people with pharaoh ant infestations don’t even see the ants until they start carefully looking for them.

Pharaoh ants prefer sweet foods or foods high in fat and protein. Because of their sweet tooth, some people call them “sugar ants.”

These ants usually don’t bite, but some people might experience an allergic reaction to them. This reaction might include hives, itchiness, or even nausea.

Pharaoh Ants in Utah

Pharaoh ants are a common household pest, and as such they are found in both Salt Lake county and Utah county. They enjoy hot and humid climates, which unfortunately means that they’re attracted to the warm environment of heated houses.

These ants will typically make their nests in warm and dark areas. You might find them under floorboards, under rocks, or in between walls. They also love living in or near moisture.

Are Pharaoh Ants Dangerous?

Pharaoh ants might not seem like a big threat because of their small size. Unfortunately, these ants are known to spread several diseases, including salmonella and e-coli. If you see pharaoh ants in your kitchen, your health could be at risk.

How to Get Rid of Pharaoh Ants

Like any ant infestation, you should start addressing your pharaoh ant problem by cleaning your house and removing any potential food sources. Unsealed food, crumbs, and spills can all attract these pests.

Examine your home for cracks and other openings where ants might get inside. Make sure that doors, windows, and screens are all tightly sealed.

Pharaoh ants can be very successfully treated with a method known as baiting. Ant bait is designed to both attract and kill ants. Once an ant carries the bait back to their colony, they distribute it among other ants in the colony. Even a small amount of bait can successfully cut an ant population in half!

There are solid and liquid forms of ant bait. Both are effective, but liquid baits are faster-acting once carried back to the colony. Pharaoh ants travel in trails that run between their home and a food source, so you can follow one of these trails to locate the colony they come from.

Professional Pharaoh Ant Treatment

Are you struggling with pharaoh ants in your home? Eliminating these tiny pests on your own is a challenge. Luckily, H2 Pest Control is here to help.

With our high-quality treatments and experienced team of professionals, we can help you address your ant problem today. Give us a call and find out what we can do for you!


"Josh Davis is our technician and he is so great. He is always so responsive and helpful. Josh is friendly and professional, works quickly and carefully. We haven’t had any problem this season with bugs in the house. When we did last year he came quickly and help us get rid of our ants. He’s the best!"

-Michelle Godsey


"They are great to communicate when they are coming and haven’t missed any appointments. Since we started using them we haven’t seen any issues with ants or insects in our home or in the hole for our trampoline."

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