Pharaoh ants are smaller than their pavement ant and carpenter ant cousins, with a colouring that ranges from yellow to light brown to red. Their nests are usually found near warm moist areas and in hard to reach areas. Under floors, in furniture, behind baseboards, and in between linens are some examples of where these pests like to hide out. Because their nests are typically very large and spread out, pharaoh ants are difficult to get rid of. If disturbed, the colony may fragment or “bud” to form several new nests. When treating a colony you must make sure your treatment is thorough so that the colony doesn’t bud.