HOW TO GET RID OF PAVEMENT ANTS
PAVEMENT ANT CONTROL: Washing areas where you are seeing them with bleach
or lysol will destroy the scent trail that they leave. They usually enter a house looking for food and water so keep all food,
crumbs and pet food cleaned up. Baiting is also a method that works well in the elimination of pavement ants. Boric acid mixed
with apple jelly or karo syrup at a rate of 5% will work. Be sure and keep it out of reach of children and pets. Store brands
will also usually do the job. A good residual insecticide sprayed in the areas where you are seeing them will also eliminate
them. Basement may also need to be sprayed. Pavement ants can also be very active in homes during the winter months. They
are able to squeeze through the tiny cracks in the slab or foundation of the house and enter into your living areas. They
are most often seen in your kitchen. Pavement ant nests are often difficult to locate, so control is usually aimed at
individual pavement ants or groups of pavement ants.
Placing all natural DIATOMACEOUS EARTH
around the foundation of your home,deck or garage will prevent ants and other insects from entering.
SIZE: 1/10 to 1/8 inch (2-3mm)
What do pavement
ant's look like: Brown to black: The pavement ant is a small, brown to black ant with pale legs and a black abdomen. They
feed on a variety of materials, including live and dead insects, honeydew from aphids, meats, grease, etc. They often
enter houses looking for food. Pavement ants may become numerous in a short period of time in a kitchen or outside
on a patio. Homeowners may sometimes see swarms of winged pavement ants in their homes. These are the adult reproductives
which may swarm out of the nest in the spring.
PAVEMENT ANT HABITAT: Pavement ants are very common in the eastern
United States. These small, brown to black pavement ants usually nest under stones, concrete slabs, at the edge of the
pavement, and in houses in crevices in woodwork and masonry.
PAVEMENT ANT LIFE CYCLE: New pavement ant colonies are
started by a single queen ant that lays the eggs and tends the brood that develops into worker pavement ants. Tending
of the brood is then taken over by the worker ants, which shift the brood from place to place as moisture and temperature
fluctuate in the ants nest. When pavement ant workers forage for food for the queen ant and her young ants, they often get
in houses and become a nuisance.
TYPE OF PAVEMENT ANT DAMAGE: Pavement ants feed on animal foods
such as dog food or cat food, grease, seeds, etc.
INTERESTING FACT: Pavement Ants feed on almost anything consumed
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