Pharaoh Ants

 

Color: Pale yellow to red bodies.  Abdomens are almost black.  The queen is slightly darker in color.

Characteristics: Often pose a serious threat to hospitals where they infest IV units, medical preparation areas, and even open wounds.

Size: 1/16 inch in length, although the queens are about twice that size.

Potentially Dangerous: Yes

Food Contamination

Health Hazard

Structure Invading

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