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Limitations of the method

– Asthma, Atopy

Studies show that people diagnosed or suspected of asthma or atopy (allergy sufferers) are more sensitive to ant surface allergens. Attention should be paid to using our Monomorium method™ to eliminate other domestic pests and use it only if the benefits far outweigh the risk of asthma exacerbation. Monomorium pharaonis do not sting humans, but their surface antigen may be a potential cause of inhalation and/or contact allergy.

– Multi-family houses and apartment blocks

It would be appropriate to obtain the consent of many owners to introduce the Monomorium pharaonis colony into their apartment in a multi-family building. Pharaoh ants can easily set up a new nest in the immediate vicinity, and then in subsequent neighbors spreading the range to the entire heated part of the building. This can be very beneficial, but you may also face some legal problems if someone is against the introduction of ants (it depends on the country where you live). If you decide to use our method of eliminating domestic pests, please inform other owners. Ants can help all residents and expand daughter colonies throughout the area, but in order to eliminate ants in the future, a wide cooperation of the owners of individual properties in a common building will be needed. To effectively remove ants, the action of their removal must be synchronized by everyone.

– Restaurants and food processing and storage facilities

Pharaoh ants walking on various dirty surfaces containing perishable food can carry pathogenic bacteria on their legs. This is particularly dangerous in restaurants and meat processing centers. With access to waste, they can transfer salmonella or other bacteria to food products and at best can cause faster food spoilage and at worst an epidemic of severe food poisoning.

– Hospitals and other medical facilities

There are many studies showing that ants in medical institutions are dangerous! The danger is due to the fact that ants can carry bacteria on their surface. This happens when they have access to areas contaminated with bacteria and walk there. Our colonies are tested twice a year for carriers of pathogenic bacteria, including MDR , and so far they are free of them. However, in medical facilities, there is a high risk of pathogens spreading from one room to another and from patient to patient. There are reports that ants can drink serum and eat wound tissues, which causes the spread of pathogens and infections (including infections caused by MDR – multidrug-resistant bacteria). It is extremely risky to introduce Monomorium pharaonis into medical facilities, unless they are emptied of sick people during the work of ants, and the return of patients occurs only after the complete removal of Monomorium pharaonis.