Pavement Ants Removal
|Size||1/16″ to 1/8″|
|Color||Light to dark brown to blackish; dark parallel lines running down the head and thorax; appendages lighter than the body|
|Antennae||Yes – 12 segments with 3 segmented club|
|Wings||Yes – reproductive males and females|
- Most commonly found in cracks in pavement
- Also found in the soil, under stones, wood, near sidewalks, patios, and driveways
- Will feed on most anything – insects, honeydew, seeds, bread, meats
- Often attracted to pet food left out
- Can forage up to 30 feet and climb walls
As their name suggests, Pavement Ants are mostly found under sidewalks, driveways, and foundations. They feed on sweet and greasy foods and are often found inside as they are in close proximity to homes and buildings. Easy to spot, they leave behind mounds of dirt at their nesting sites and are common in urban areas.
Pavement Ant Habitat
Pavement Ants will nest under or near sidewalks, driveways, and patios and leave mounds of soil that are easy to spot on the pavement. Preferring to be outside during the warmer months, Pavement Ants can be attracted to homes and other buildings during the winter months. They can enter the home using pipes or wires and can use cracks in the foundation for entry. They are attracted to the heat and a readily available food source that can be found inside. Inside, they are most likely found near a heat source such as a radiator or heating duct.
Pavement Ant Behaviors and Dangers
Aside from food contamination if there is a large infestation, Pavement Ants do not pose a threat to humans. They have a stinger and can bite but will rarely use them on humans. Their nests create mounds of soil or sand on the pavement or in driveways which can be a nuisance. If left untreated, however, the colony will spread into new populations and can become a huge infestation that is difficult to treat.
What to do if you have a Pavement Ant infestation
If you think you have an infestation of Pavement Ants, give The Bug Man and Queen Bee a call! Our friendly office staff will help determine the issue and give you a quote right over the phone. Once on the schedule, our knowledgeable technicians will use a variety of techniques to rid your house of the pest in a safe and efficient manner. We are family-owned and locally operated and take great pride in meeting, and exceeding, our customers’ expectations. Call or email The Bug Man and Queen Bee today!