Ants
(Pavement Ants)

What do pavement ants look like?

Pavement ants, sometimes called sugar ants, baby ants, or even piss ants are very small ants. They tend to be between 1/16” -⅛”  long. They’re black with slightly paler legs and antennae.  

What do pavement ants eat?

In the wild, pavement ants eat insects, fruit, and honeydew. If they’re in your house, they’re attracted to things that are sweet and greasy–sugar, syrups, jams, honey, and fruit are all likely to attract pavement ants. 

Are pavement ants dangerous?

Pavement ants do not bite or sting. They are more of a nuisance than a danger. 

Where are the pavement ants coming from?

Pavement ant nests are usually under cracks of pavement, under stones, and near buildings. You can see pavement ants activity pretty easily outdoors. Pavement ants displace soil around concrete objects such as sidewalks, patios, driveways, curbs, etc. This displaced loose soil forms small piles along cracks or joints in sidewalks or driveways.

How do I know if I have a pavement ant infestation?

If you have lots of very small ants congregating in your home or business, especially in your kitchen, you likely have a pavement ant infestation. 

How do I get rid of pavement ants?

Getting rid of pavement ants can be tough; it requires a planned approach. The colony must be identified and eliminated, including the queen. The best course of action is to call a professional pest control service, like Debug and have them come out to complete a thorough inspection. Once they know the full extent of the issue, they can work with you to create a plan. 

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