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Pavement Ant

There are many different species of small ants. One of the major species we often deal with is pavement ants, commonly known as sugar ants. They are quite small, often around 1/16-1/8 of an inch long. Like all ants, they are social insects, communicating by means of pheromone trails. They are very prevalent in kitchens throughout countertops foraging for food.

Identification & Facts (Tetramorium immigrans)

Pavement ants are small dark brown or black ants. They are found widely throughout the United States. Many small ants look very similar to the pavement ants, however, when under magnification, pavement ants have lateral grooves on their head identifying them as this species.

  • Pavement ants have been known to consume insects, seeds, honeydew, honey, bread, meats, nuts, and cheese.

  • Pavement ants are most likely to be found in ground-level masonry walls, but they also nest in walls, insulation, and under floors. 

  • Seal cracks and crevices found in your home’s foundation; caulk gaps found around windows and doors.

  • Trim back trees and bushes away from the outside of your home, ants will use their branches to gain easy access into your home.

Pavement ants can be very difficult to eradicate as they seem to always find a way around the most tightly sealed homes. At Ellington Pest, we offer a safe, chemical-free treatment for pavement ants. This treatment is so safe it can be used around children and pets without concern and still guarantee elimination. 

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