Biological pest control

Biological control of domestic pests with the help of a natural predator and their enemy Pharaoh Ants

Monomorium pharaonis, the Pharaoh ant, is an effective biological method for controlling household pests such as cockroaches and bed bugs. It is widely known that in areas where Pharaoh ants are present, the presence of other pests is not detected. The populations of the Pharaoh ant are significantly declining due to changes in lifestyle, waste management, and the widespread use of refrigerators. Ants cannot acquire a sufficient amount of food to sustain themselves. This situation is exploited by other insects, including household bedbugs, for whom the Pharaoh ant poses a lethal threat. The ecological niche that emerged after the disappearance of Pharaoh ants is being populated by bedbugs and cockroaches, which are much more resistant to insecticides than social Pharaoh ants.

Of course, the Pharaoh ant can also be considered a pest (and often is), but in some specific cases, the best approach is to exchange a more dangerous pest for one that is much milder and easier to eliminate, especially after it has done its job.

For this reason, Monomorium pharaonis is used as a means to combat household pests, especially the common bedbug (Cimex lectularius). As a result of selection, it has become resistant to many commonly used insecticides. It is effectively and persistently destroyed by the Pharaoh ant. The condition for the ants to operate is to provide them with suitable conditions and maintain a stable population and high density. Pharaoh ants feed on young cockroaches and bed bugs.

When you buy ants from us, you receive a properly composed ant colony and instructions on how to start breeding.

Find out what our biological method looks like or go to the Method recomandation or Method Limitations section to see if this is the way that’s right for you.