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Pharaoh ants treatment for business

The most reliable treatment for pharaoh ant control in London

Pharaoh ants are one of the most prolific species of ants in the world. They can be difficult to eradicate if treated incorrectly, and this can cause an increase in numbers which could make the problem worse. We have a powerful range of pest control techniques to deal with them. Don’t let them get out of control. Our service is fast, effective and completely safe for your office.

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Pharaoh ant facts

  • The pharaoh ant is a difficult ant to eradicate and was not seen so often in London in the 70s and 80s but has now been introduced to every area of London and every type of building, which shows how successful this insect is at adapting to its environment.

  • Pharaoh ants love sweets and protein-rich foods which could spell disaster if you have a bakery or process food which the ants would be more likely to quickly infest and contaminate.

  • Using an insecticide against pharaoh ants will only make the problem worse, as it will only kill the workers and not the queens, who will then produce more satellite nests to increase their numbers.

  • Pharaoh ants differ from Garden ants and have multiple queens, and when the nest is large enough, some of the queens will leave with some of the workers and start another nest. These are called satellite nests.

  • Pharaoh ants used to be found in the UK in hospitals and blocks of flats where the communal heating systems were ideal conditions for them. Nowadays pharaoh ants are found all over the UK in every type of building and property.

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Pharaoh ants (Monomorium Pharaonis)
The queens are larger in length than the workers and males. They have a large head with slightly bent antennae and black eyes. The males will have wings which are a pale yellow, and for this reason, can be difficult to see. However, queens are larger and darker in colour.

Size: Queen: 3.6mm
Males and workers: 2-3mm

Colour: Transparent yellow/orange in colour

Breeding pattern: The queen can typically lay eggs in batches of 10 to 12 at a time, but can produce up to 3500 eggs in a lifetime. The eggs that are produced take up to 42 days to mature from egg to adult. Each queen within the nest lives between 90-365 days.

The pharaoh ant is a tropical species of ant, apparently only found in heated buildings in the UK. However, we have found these ants outside of heated buildings on housing estates and in and around hospitals, which demonstrates how intelligent these insects are. In the event of a threat, workers ants can quickly move pupae and young larvae away from the original colony. This response to danger can be triggered if, for example, you use an insecticide to spray the trails or nests of ants which causes them to bud and create satellite nests in other parts of the property.
pharaoh ants nest
How do you know you have pharaoh ants?

  • You will see live evidence of pharaoh ants in and around areas where sugary and protein-based foods are kept or served.

  • Pharaoh ants can be difficult to see as they are light brown in colour and are very tiny so you will need to look very carefully.

  • In a kitchen they will congregate around a water source or foods like honey or icing sugar. You will also find them in food cupboards foraging around.

  • You may get complaints from customers who have been served food with ants on it or seen them on counters or tables in your business.

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How do I get rid of them?

  • Insecticide sprays will only eliminate the worker ants and cause the nest to bud and spread over a longer period of time.

  • If you run a business in a large office block or own a shop in a parade, it would be advisable to ascertain how widespread the problem is which will mean contacting neighbouring properties.

  • Success can only be attained by containing the infestation. Any treatments carried out to part of a block or building will only be a short term solution.

  • Pharaoh ants are difficult to treat and in order to eradicate them on a permanent basis, you will need to seek professional help.

  • Give us a call now to schedule a visit or if you have any questions, fill in the contact form below or message us on Whatsapp or live chat.

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About our pharaoh ants treatment

In a commercial environment pharaoh ants are more than just a pest. They can cost you financially and damage your reputation. This is particularly true in businesses that handle food or need to keep areas sterile and clean. Premises like restaurants & pubs, offices, hospitals, hotels, warehouses, and others that handle food and water need to make sure they have the highest standards of hygiene, and that means being free from pharaoh ants. As soon as you notice signs of pharaoh ants, you need to call in The Pied Piper. Our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians are fully trained to deal with pharaoh ant infestations. Using their knowledge and expertise they will apply the correct insecticides to eradicate them for good.

  • At The Pied Piper Pest Control Company, we will not just cover your premises for any old pest problem.
  • We will give you the correct number of visits for your business and cover you for the pests you are most likely to get.
  • We will also make sure that we are treating the right areas of your business. After all, there’s no point treating the interior of a warehouse if the rats are coming in from outside.
  • Our extensive experience in pest control means we are able to deal with every pest in every type of business.
  • A reporting system that will record each visit, allowing us to document details of pest infestation, findings, advice or recommendations, the treatment carried out, and pesticides we have used.

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We have been trading for over twenty-five years and have gained a reputation as one of London’s leading pest control providers with our professionalism and customer service, our reviews speak for themselves.  We offer 24-hour pest control in and around London.

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The Pied Piper has a proven track record and experience covering all types of pest control including Rodents, bed bugs, wasps, fleas, grey squirrels, foxes and birds. We can Identify pest species and signs quickly and take instant action. You can expect high-quality services from expert pest technicians to ensure effective treatment for common pests, seasonal pests, unwanted pests, bed bug infestations, and other pests.

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  • Non toxic alternatives are available
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The Pied Piper places health and safety above all else when dealing with the public. Our pest control procedures are safe for people and pets. Our local technicians are constantly attending the latest courses and have regular safety training to carry out their work safely. We use pest control chemicals that are safe for use and we use the best pest control methods provided by pest control professionals. So, you can ensure quality pest removal services from us. 

  • All pesticides used are approved for use in the UK
  • All technicians are kitted out with the relevant PPE
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  • Non-Toxic treatments


The Pied Piper can also provide your home or business with the following additional services and expertise as these would be an extension of the pest control solutions we provide. Our pest control technicians take pest control contracts seriously and put immense effort into ensuring the best quality services for you. 


  • Abseiling
  • Decontamination services
  • Rubbish removal
  • Decontamination and disinfection treatments
  • Drain surveys and inspections

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2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem and quote you over the phone or arrange a survey and email you a quote asap

  • Appointment time slots to suit you
  • Control programs tailored to your requirements
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3. Treatment

Our BPCA qualified technicians will attend your property to provide pest control treatments

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Explain clearly what our tech will do
  • Child & pet safe treatments

4. Aftercare

We will make sure that after your treatment program is complete your premises will be clear of any pests

  • Pest prevention advice given
  • Detailed reports
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