Pavement Ant

Identification

  • Colour Pale brown to black
  • Size From 2.5 mm to 3 mm long
  • Description Pavement ants have visible grooves on their head and thorax, with a single pair of spines on the thorax alone.

General Facts

Why do I have pavement ants?

Pavement ants often nest under sidewalks, driveways, and building foundations, alongside garages and houses, and parts of houses which are constructed on concrete slabs.

In the winter, they invade homes seeking food and shelter, through small openings around windows and doors, basement walls, or concrete floors.

Once inside, they will consume a variety of foods, including dead insects, greasy foods, seeds, and sweets.

How worried should I be about pavement ants?

Pavement ants can carry germs and disease and contaminate human and pet foods. For this reason, it's important not to let an infestation get out of control. To truly eradicate pavement ants, you need a professional pest control service.

How can I prevent pavement ants invading?

Keep food preparation areas clear of crumbs, Seal openings around doors, windows, and foundations, Make sure trash cans have tight fitting lids, Trim back overhanging trees and shrubs

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