The Pavement Ant is a small pest (ranging from 1/10 to 1/16 inches in length) that can be found in many parts of the United States, as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida. They get their name because they build nests along sidewalks, building foundations, and under stones, boards, bricks, and mulch or leaf piles.
Each individual pavement ant colony contains thousands of workers, multiple queens and is usually located at one particular site; White Footed Ants and Carpenter Ants can have satellite colonies or build huge nests that cover hundreds of feet.
The pavement ant is one of the most common small ants invading homes. These ants readily make trails to and from food sources and often forage along the edge of carpeting or baseboards. They are also common around the base of toilets. They often nest in protected areas so the nests may be hard to locate, but this is essential to manage infestations of this species. There can be several thousand in a colony.
If you’re concerned that you have pavement ants in your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.