Please note that the Pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) can be troublesome! The method of using it to combat the house bedbug should be considered as a last resort when the actions of professional pest control companies fail, and bedbugs continue to return, posing a persistent problem. In such cases, it is worth considering and implementing a method based on combating the house bedbug using the Pharaoh ant.
– 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.
– 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.