Pharaoh ants extermination

Pharaoh ants exterminator

Pharaoh ants infestation in your home?

Do you have pharaoh ants in your home or business? Don’t wait for the infestation to spread and several nests to form in your walls and floors. Have a pharaoh ants extermination carried out quickly by professionals!

Since pharaoh ants can form several large colonies, foraging workers will quickly become a nuisance as they move around your home or business in search of food.

Pharaoh ants: general information

Pharaoh ants biology

  • Reproduction : The queen lays between 400 and 500 eggs during her life
  • Longevity of the queen : between 4 and 12 months
  • Lifespan of the workers : about 10 weeks
  • Color : Pharaoh ants are reddish for females, black for males, and reddish brown for queens
  • Population for an ant farm : can reach 10 000 pharaoh ants
  • Length : Females are between 1.5 to 2 mm long, males are about 3 mm long, while queens can reach 5 mm long

How to get rid permanently of pharaoh ants?

  • Do not leave food easily accessible
  • Avoid direct contact with your home of branches of trees, plants, grass, vines, etc.
  • Caulk your doors and windows
  • Do not leave decaying wood near your house
  • Call an exterminator at the first signs to avoid an infestation

Did you know?

Pharaoh ant is one of the only species that is uni-colonial, in other words, the workers can move from one colony to another, which can create “super colonies”. There can be several queens in the same colony, we can speak here of more than 100, which makes them very invasive!

A queen can lay 400 to 500 eggs during her life, which rarely exceeds one year. The colony can divide to survive, which is their greatest characteristic.

Methods used for an extermination of pharaoh ants

To permanently get rid of pharaoh ants, you must eliminate the queen, which is the breeder of the mother colony and of the other satellite colonies that are in your house. Many baits can be placed on floors of the house that the ants will bring back to others as well as to the queen. You can also spread an insecticide on the surfaces at risk.

Nova Extermination’s specialized technicians will solve your problem quickly and durably. We offer this affordable pharaoh ant extermination service in all cities of the South Shore of Montreal. We have mastered the techniques to exterminate pharaoh ants, and we use insecticides approved by the Ministry of the Environment to deal with the problem.


Once our pharaoh ant extermination is complete, we then need to caulk the entry points through which the ants could return: holes and cracks around doors, windows and floors; foundation cracks; telephone cables, etc.). Nova extermination technicians can, if desired, perform this caulking for you.

Our company has a license in good standing from the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (RBQ: 5734-75930-01) as well as the Commission des normes, de l’énergie, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) to carry out necessary caulking work. We are also protected by full liability insurance to perform this work.

Pharaoh ant information

Learning more about the pharaoh ants is not too much. Since they are an extremely invasive type of ants, it is essential to learn about their lifestyle and how they manage to multiply so quickly.

Here is some adjacent information that will allow you to better recognize them:


The pharaoh ant is a small ant, pale yellow (almost transparent) or brown in color, with a darker abdomen than the rest of the body. The workers are sterile females, without wings, and are 1.5 to 2.5 mm long. The queens have wings and are 3.5 to 5 mm long. Males are around 2.8mm tall and also have wings.


a colony can have more than 300,000 ants and several queens. Each queen produces around 400 eggs during her lifetime, which lasts between 4 and 12 months. Each satellite nest also includes several queen laying queens, which makes their eradication more difficult when these colonies are numerous.


In cold climates, the pharaoh ant survives only inside heated buildings. It enters homes, but also businesses and public establishments. Pharaoh ants multiply their colonies by budding, as do almost all other types of small invasive ants.

The pharaoh ants being very particular, it is essential to call an exterminator at the first signs.

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If you wish to have pharaoh ants present in your house, apartment building, business or professional building on the South Shore carried out, contact our experienced team. Nova Extermination is an exterminator who holds all the necessary permits to perform pharaoh ant extermination. Our pharaoh ant extermination techniques comply with the regulations of the Ministry of the Environment.

You can contact us by email or by phone at 514-MON-NOVA for an ant extermination in a house or in a business. We cover all the cities of the South Shore.

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