Pavement ants are very common, and there’s a good chance that you have seen them before. They are approximately 3 millimeters long and are either light brown or black in color. They have a three-segmented club and 12-segmented antennae. In addition, while you can find them in a variety of different places, like underneath stones and in the cracks in sidewalks and pavement, they can cause problems for homeowners if they are able to make their way indoors.
What do Pavement Ants Looks For?
Like most ants, pavement ants are known to enter homes while looking around for food. They enjoy eating meats and many greasy types of food, which is why they have absolutely no problem making themselves right at home living side by side with humans. They will often colonize inside of homes and then forage for food that they can bring back to their colonies. They will often set up trails that make it easier for them to transport food from one place to another.
It can be very difficult for a homeowner to track down a nest that has been built by pavement ants, so if you suspect that you might have an infestation in your home, it’s best to call on a professional for help. You will know that you have an infestation when you see an influx of pavement ants moving throughout your home, especially in areas where you keep food. Pavement ants can usually be found in cabinets and other places where food is stored, and there will usually be a lot of them in a group. They are most prevalent in homes located in the Midwest, but they show up in other parts of the country as well.
Do you need help dealing with pavement ants? Buffalo Pest Control is here to help. We won’t just come in and kill the pavement ants that you can see. We will get to the root of your problem and make sure the pavement ants are completely gone before we leave your home. Call us at 716-898-2021 today to find out how we can make your pavement ant infestation a thing of the past.