"There are not many people that are even aware of the existence of pharaoh ants, let alone that they are invading homes and businesses all over the United States. We are more familiar with carpenter ants, pavement ants, fire ants, and we are quite familiar with the common odorous house ants, but not the pharaoh ant."
"It is true that mother nature provides most of what an ant may need, or want for that matter. Outdoors there is food, water, and shelter, and as far as most ants are concerned, that habitat is just perfect so there is no real need to go anywhere else. That is where the pharaoh ant is unique. Pharaoh ants prefer to nest indoors, and it is for this very reason that they can become a significant…"
"Pharaoh ants (Monomorium pharaonis), which have been called Pharaoh's ants by some, due to a mistaken assumption that these ants were one of the plagues unleashed on Pharaoh in the Bible, are not much to look at all by themselves. At a mere 1.5 to 2 mm (1/16 of an inch) you might be tempted to wonder how these ants could have ever been considered a plague. But, pharaoh ants don't work alone. A…"