When it comes to the species of ants that are most stubborn and annoying, pavement ants are surely a worthy contender. The ants derive their name from the fact that they like to build their colonies in the pavements. They attack properties all over the year. While the ants do not cause any kind of major damage to the property, they are highly annoying and are very difficult to remove. It is with professional help that you can finally put an end to the pavement ant menace.
Identifying Pavement Ants
Scientifically known as TetramoriumCaespitum, pavement ants are actually native to Europe and are commonly found in Canada too. They can be 1/8 to 1/16 inches in length. Their color can range from black to brown and their legs and antennae are generally of paler color. Grooves on thethorax and head, a couple of spines on back, and apair of nodes on petiole are some other physical characteristics of pavement ants.
Pavement ants are not known to nest indoors. They generally prefer outdoor areas, like under stones, pavement cracks and along the curbs for their nest. If at all they do nest indoors, areas like under the floors and inside the walls. During the summer months, it is very common to find these ants along the driveways, sidewalks, cracks in walls and patios. If you see closely, a lot of times you can see them carrying excavated debris, soil, eggs or food from a nest to another.
Their colony can have numerous and multiple queens too. As soon as a queen lays anegg, a new colony is established. As the eggs start developing, the worker ants from the colony will start transferring the young ones from a colony to another to protect them from temperature changes and moisture.
Pavement ants generally infest a property while searching for food. Once they find a good food source, they will regularly visit the source in search of food. Right from fruits, nectar, honeydew from the aphids, insects, seed, to household food items, like bread, ice cream, cheese, and meat, these ants can eat anything and everything.
What can you do when they attack your property?
If pavement ants attack your property, ant dust and ant baits are known to be great solutions to get rid of the problem. Start looking for their colonies around foundation of the property. Inside the property, search for them under the sinks, along the edges of carpet and around baseboards. The effect of the aforementioned solutions depends on the severity of infestation. If the infestation is not very severe, these solutions can completely eliminate the menace. However, if the pavement ants have severely infested your property or have multiple colonies on your property, they will not that easy to eliminate.
Professional Pavement Ant Control in Canada
If the infestation is severe, you’ll need the professional help of ant removal services, like Mega Pest Control to put a full stop to the problem. With years of experience, we know what kind of habitat they prefer to live in, where they like to establish their colonies, lay eggs, and a lot more. All this information allows us to accurately track their colonies, which is the only solution to permanently get rid of the problem.
Our skilled team will search for their colonies, relocate the queens, and other factors that might be attracting these ants to your property. Depending on the severity of the problem, we will then use the best ant removal method or product to make sure that the problem is eliminated forever. We have helped several property owners to get rid of this menace and we can do the same for you.
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