Published on: February 4, 2014
DON’T GET BRIDGED BY PAVEMENT ANTS!
Pavement Ants are well known to the homeowner and are most prevalent in the summer months. During Early Spring colonies attempt to conquer new areas , making their homes in pavement on your property. Their bodies can be seen to form bridges and walls for a traveling colony to move across. This can result in huge sidewalk battles while they dig out the sand between pavements to vent their nests. Their nests are found outdoors, under stones, beneath slabs, sidewalks, patios and driveways. They will cause a major problem and nuisance for the homeowner who has a home with “slab on grade construction” . Pavement Ants enter your home in search of food and will eat almost anything. They prefer sweet and greasy materials and can be seen inside your home during the summer months in cabinets and food pantries or climbing up your kitchen counter and walls around your stove top! They can contaminate food by leaving waste behind and should be avoided.