PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Worker pavement ants are 1/16 to 1/8 inches long and queens are 3/8 inches long. Pavement ants are light brown to black in color, with legs and antennae a more pale color. These ants get their name from often nesting in pavement cracks.
BEHAVIOR Pavement ants will feed upon everything – another insect, honeydew, seeds, plant sap, cheese, bread, nuts, additionally meat. They prefer fatty food. Pavement ant colonies tend to be moderately large, that contain 3,000 to 4,000 ants, with several queens. They may forage in trails up to 30 feet from their nest, which normally is located by a water source. Pavement ant colonies are aggressive to each other, and through warm months, not uncommon to find them engaging in huge ant wars on sidewalks. Inside the house, these normally ground-nesting pavement ants will nest in wall space, cracks in expansion joints, underneath baseboards, and under floors, masonry, and insulation. Outdoors, nesting may possibly occur under stones, cracks in pavement, along shady lanes, and next to structures. Even though pavement ant workers usually are not aggressive, they can bite and sting if aggravated.
TREATMENT As with other ant infestations, seek out the source, where pavement ants are nesting. It is most likely more successful and safer to call for a Truly Green Pest Control technician, who will achieve the highest possible control with the minimum amount of materials.