If you’ve noticed an uptick in little black ants in your area, it might be time to consider whether or not you’ve got a pavement ant infestation. These little pests are found all across America and are actually one of the most common types of ants- but even worse, they can spell disaster for you, your home, and your loved ones. Make sure that pavement ants don’t make a mess of your fall season and follow these tips from ScorpionTech.
Identifying Pavement Ants
You might not have heard of pavement ants before, and that’s okay- while they are the most common species of ants in America, they share a lot of similarities with the odorous house ant- for example, both species are dark brown or black, and about 1/8th of an inch long. Unlike their odorous counterparts, though, pavement ants have hairy abdomens and fine grooves across their body. You can usually tell when you’ve got pavement ants, because you’ll be finding ant nests in the ground, specifically under any sidewalks or driveways you might have on your property. These nests take the form of the traditional anthill– a small pile of disturbed soil with an indentation in the center.
Keeping Ants Out Of Your Home
If you’re looking to prevent getting pavement ants in your home, there are several things you can do. Since the ants enter your home through small cracks in your foundation, seal up spots where they might enter. Make sure your doors and windows are sealed, too, as that might gain them entry. Keep all spills cleaned up, and food safely secured, because then they won’t have anything to eat. If you want to try an at-home solution, use a slow-acting insecticide that can be placed inside of food.
The Best Solution
Keeping these ants out isn’t easy, but it isn’t a job for a can of insecticide either. The best way to handle an infestation is to call the professionals. And when you’re dealing with licensed professionals like ScorpionTech, finding the right thing for you, your family, and your home is simple. ScorpionTech knows which chemicals are right for your infestation, and even better, we’ll make sure that your ants are gone as fast as possible. Isn’t that a relief?