Color: Worker pavement ants are light brown to black with lighter legs and antennae.
Characteristics:Pavement ants nest in walls, insulation, foundation, or under flooring. These ants feed on almost anything.
Size:Workers are about 1/16” – 1/8” long whereas queens can be about ¼”.
Potentially Dangerous: No
What is a pavement ant?
The pavement ant gets its name from commonly living in or under cracks in pavement. Indoors, they are found in walls, insulation, and under floors. When outdoors, they will nest in cracks in pavement, under stones or next to buildings. Pavement ant colonies can average between 3-4,000 ants, with several queens. Workers are about 1/16” – 1/8” long, whereas queens can be about ¼”.
Why do I have them?
Pavement ants are attracted to other insects, honeydew, seeds, plant sap and food in your kitchen including meats, nuts, cheese, honey and bread. In addition to food, they are in and around your home in search of warmth, often found in walls, insulation and underneath floors.
Are they dangerous?
Pavement ants are considered a nuisance pest and are not dangerous.
How do I get rid of pavement ants?
Treatment for pavement ants can be a challenge, since the only way to completely eliminate them is to target their nests. Wil-Kil technicians will use their knowledge of ant social structures and habits, along with the help of a variety of commercial products, to eliminate the ants at the source. We recommend an annual inspection for pavement ants and other pests to ensure you stop them before they get out of hand.
Is the treatment safe?
Wil-Kil technicians use the least amount of material possible when rectifying pest issues. Natural products, baits and mechanical means of treatment are used as often as possible. If conventional materials are required, they are applied using stringent guidelines to keep you, your pets and plants safe. All products are registered by the EPA. Our technicians will always educate you on any treatment that will be used.
Can I do it myself?
Although many homeowners choose a DIY method, it is only a short term solution. Hiring a pest professional means you will rid your home from pavement ant problems for good.
How can I prevent pavement ants?
Pavement ants can be difficult to prevent. An annual inspection will help any pest issues be caught early and preventative measures can be taken before bigger problems arise.
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