Pavement ants

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Pavement Ant Identification

Size: 2.5 to 3 mm long.

Colour: Darkish brown to black with lighter coloured legs.

Description: Also known as sugar ants, these ants make their nests under pavement and possess a grooved head and a single pair of spines on the thorax.

Order/Family: Hymenoptera/Formicidae

Scientific Name: Tetramorium Caespitum

Did You Know?

The developmental time from egg to adult for pavement ants is 36 to 63 days.

Pavement Ant Biology

Pavement ants are 2.5 to 3 mm long and have lighter coloured legs with a dark body coated in stiff hairs. Possessing two small spines on the back portion of the thorax, they have two nodes in their petioles. Pavement ants earn their name because they nest and can be found beneath pavement and the foundations of buildings.

Pavement Ant Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Pavement ants nest outdoors under flat stones, sidewalks, concrete slabs, and along curbing. They invade homes and businesses in search of food and are particularly problematic in areas where slab-on concrete construction is prevalent. A pavement ant’s diet typically consists of sweet solutions and dead insects. Worker pavement ants can live up to five years but the lifespan of male ants is much shorter and only up to a few months.

Once they’ve invaded indoor environments, pavement ants nest in walls, insulation and flooring, finding their way to heat sources during winter. Typically, pavement ants emerge in the summer months of June and July. At the first sign of an infestation, it’s important to remove pavement ants since they carry bacteria and can infect both human and pet food.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Pavement Ants?

Eliminate your residential or commercial pavement ant infestation with Terminix Canada. When you do it yourself, it’s difficult to locate and provide pavement ants treatment that is effective enough.

It’s important to remember that pavement ants are especially attracted to sweets. Therefore, sugary and protein-based baits are the best ways to rid your property of pavement ants. Baits should be placed where ant trails have been established and in locations where the ants have been sighted.

When a pavement ant nest cannot be located, a barrier spray treatment should be applied to foundations and the soil adjacent to the building. This is effective in repelling foraging workers, as well as preventing them from re-entering the structure.

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