Pharaoh ants are a tropical ant species that need the warmth of heated buildings to survive in the UK. They are unable to survive outside. They are often found in boiler rooms and are particularly prevalent in high rise flats and offices. They are usually difficult to control as they can build up a resistance to certain baits and sometimes you will have to change bait to achieve an effective outcome.
Pharaoh Ant Killer Bait
Baiting is the only control option. Poison baits, in the form of grains or gel such as Biopren or Imidasect, are laid along the food trail and the workers take the poison back to the nest for the other ants to feed on. Baits are protein based, due to the pharaoh ants’ preference for foodstuffs like grease or fat, meat, dead insects or items contaminated with body fluids such as dirty nappies. Regular sugar based baits are unlikely to be effective against pharaoh ants.