Pavement Ant Control
Pavement Ant Control
Their scientific name is tetramorium. Pavement ants have appendages which is lighter than the other body and they are almost in light brown colour to black with parallel lines on their head and thorax. Their length is 2.5 to 3 mm and they have 12-segmented antennae including three- segmented club.
Diet And Habits
Nests of pavement ants are usually under stones, cracks, walls and under floor pavements. The invade buildings while foraging for food. Pavement ants invade buildings while foraging for food. Pavement ants will eat a wide variety of foods, like;
- Live and dead insects,
- Seeds and honeydew from aphids. They can become a nuisance.
When winged males and females swarm, their reproduction occurs. This is done in June and July. After mating, the females search out a new nesting site and become the queen for a new colony.
Pavement Ants Bite?
Pavement ants are not aggressive and don’t bite, although they have ability to sting. They are docile.
Methods for Pavement Ant Control and Prevention
- Practice good sanitation.
- Limit food and consumption to one or two areas of the home that are cleaned daily.
- Eliminate and sealed the gaps and cracks in the baseboards, foundations, window frames, and door frames with appropriate material or caulk to eliminate entryways.
- Remove the materials such as piled lumber, bricks, stones, leaf litter, mulch, and other debris.
- Trim and cut the branches of trees and shrubs, and other plants or vegetation that may ant serve as highway.
There are various way available to control Pavement ants but we recommend a bait treatment as the best control strategy that we learnt from our extensive experience, although this can be very challenging in getting ants to accept the bait product applied. We use special professional grade bait that only a certified professional can use. Baiting offers the ability for the worker ants to carry the product back to the nesting sites.
Note: All products we use are approved from Government of Canada.