Learning More About Pavement Ant Control and Prevention
One of the most common species of ants in the United States is the pavement ant. You are likely used to seeing them regularly, but once you have an infestation on your hands, you begin to get really curious about these pesky little creatures. What are pavement ants? Why are they invading your home? And, most importantly, how do you prevent them or implement a pavement ant control plan once they are here?
What Are Pavement Ants?
Pavement ants are usually between an eighth and a sixteenth of an inch long. They’re sometimes brown, or sometimes a bit paler. The queens and the reproductive ants do have wings and are twice as big as most of the pavement ants you will see. They tend to live under stones or in the pavement cracks, but they can live indoors by nesting in the walls and underneath the floors. They usually require ant pest control when they start looking for food. And, unfortunately, ants will eat almost all of the types of food you would find in a household, from bread and cheese to meat and grease!
How Do I Avoid Them?
To avoid the annoyance of getting rid of pavement ants in your home, make sure you clean up every crumb and food mess that you have. Ensure that all of your food is stored in tight containers so that the ants cannot get into them. If you happen to see them in your home, do not hesitate to start treatment. The longer you avoid treating the problem, the worse of an ant problem you are going to have.
There are forms of pavement ant control available, but contacting an ant pest control specialist at Ransford Environmental Solutions is easily the best way to get rid of these problem creatures quickly. Give us a call today!