Pavement Ants Treatment and Elimination
Pavement ants are attracted to seeds, honey dew, household foods like nuts, cheese, meats, bread, and honey, and other insects. They are known to nest inside walls or under the floorboards and they prefer being close to a heat source during the winter season.
Health Concerns to Keep in Mind
Even though pavement ants have a stinger, they don’t really sting people and they’re mostly regarded as nuisance pests. Their stings are also too weak to enter the skin. Still, they may present a few health concerns if they end up infesting your home:
- Their bite can cause a rash or skin irritation (for those who are sensitive).
- They tend to crawl around in trash, which means they can easily carry harmful bacteria like salmonella and contaminate your food.
Signs of a Pavement Ant Infestation
The easiest way you can tell if pavement ants have invaded your home is if you find worker ants moving around inside. They usually enter homes in large numbers as they travel searching for food. Even though they typically live outdoors, here are some signs you may be dealing with a pavement ant infestation:
- Swarming ants around your home.
- A trail inside, particularly in kitchens as they’re looking for food sources.
- Piles of ant dump (debris, dirt, tiny bits of mortar or concrete that they may push out while making their nest inside walls).
Pavement Ant Preventive Treatment and Elimination
There’s no denying that controlling pavement ants can be quite challenging. You’ll need to identify the location of their nest to get rid of their entire population. Since do-it-yourself treatment and products tend to be ineffective, you need to get in touch with a professional for ant service so we can resolve your ant and other pest problems in your home.
Here, at CT Pest Solutions, we can help you in the following ways:
- Same-day ant inspections
- A combination of IPM techniques, chemical, and non-chemical methods
- Continuous monitoring
- Emergency ants services
- Interior as well as exterior services
Priority Service Areas
We service most of Connecticut including: