Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants

  • Color: Dark brown to blackish
  • Size: 1/8
  • Legs: 6
  • Antennae: Yes
  • Shape: Segmented, oval
  • Region: US

As their name suggests, pavement ants make their nests in and under cracks in the pavement. They can also infest structures.

Signs of a Pavement Ant Infestation

Pavement ants are most commonly found in ground-level masonry walls, but they also nest inside of walls, in insulation, and under floors.

While these ants do not pose a public health risk, they can contaminate food and should be avoided.

An inspection by a pest professional will be necessary to identify an infestation.

Habits of Pavement Ants

These ants will eat nearly anything. Pavement ants have been known to feed on insects, seeds, honeydew, honey, bread, meats, nuts, and cheese. They will forage up to 30 feet away from their nests and are known to climb masonry walls to enter living spaces.

These pests are attracted to moisture. To prevent pavement ants you’ll want to:

  • Eliminate standing water around your home,
  • Keep tree branches and shrubs trimmed away from exterior walls,
  • Seal up cracks and openings around the interior and exterior of your home,
  • Clean up food spills in your kitchen and counter spaces.

Schedule Your Pavement Ant Prevention & Treatment

Certified Pest Solutions offers a free, no-obligation inspection for your home or commercial property. Fill out our free estimate form, or give us a call at 904.406.0946 to schedule an appointment.