Every spring and summer season homeowners across the Northeast and Midwest deal with a familiar pest: pavement ants. It seems as soon as the thaw hits the ants are in the house looking for sugar and other treats. Believe it or not, pavement ants are not native to America, even though they have certainly adapted well to the climate. It is believed these ants arrived in the 1700s and 1800s in merchant vessels that were filled with soil. It’s too bad the settlers did not have more foresight, because now ant infestations are all too common. If you are looking for pest control services in Lutherville, or the surrounding area, contact Raven Termite and Pest Control.
Where do Pavement Ants Live?
Before they make it into your home, pavement ants usually live under sidewalks, large rocks, or building slabs. They are very tiny insects. These ants sneak into your house via small, hardly visible cracks in interior walls or foundation walls. Small sand piles or soil near the cracked surface is an indication that pavement ants are living inside.
Experts agree, these ants tend to swarm during the spring. However, they seek heated structures and can pop out at any time looking for food. Pavement ants are scavengers and eat a large variety of food including nectar, sugar, syrups, fruit, small seeds, grease, and dead insects.
Why You Need a Professional Exterminator for Pavement Ants
The best way to get rid of pavement ants is the use of baited material that the worker ants will carry back to the nest with them. Unfortunately, if you have a colony of pavement ants in your home you have thousands of ants to eradicate. On your own, this could take months of baited traps, and if you are dealing with swarms you likely don’t want to wait that long. Therefore, if you are being swarmed by pavement ants contact Raven Termite and Pest Control for relief. We offer pest control services in Lutherville and the greater Baltimore area. We eradicate pavement ants so you can come home again without fear of ants popping up on your kitchen counter.