Pavement Ant


pavement antColour: Brown
Family: Formicidae
Order: Hymenoptera

Ants feed on just about every kind of food but those entering homes are often there looking for protein-containing substances or sweets. Aside from being an annoyance, ants can spread germs and disease in your stored food products. Our guarantee is extended to most home owners, please contact for further details.

Identification

The pavement ant is small, generally 3 mm to 4 mm long. It is always brown to black in colour, and its head and thorax exhibit parallel lines. Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects. They are social insects that live in colonies which usually are located outside, but may enter buildings for shelter and/or food.

Habitat

Ants can spread germs and disease in your stored food products. They nest in soil beneath slab and between walls. They prefer to eat grease and oils but will eat insects and sweet materials.

Threats to You

The chief threat from pavement ants is found within the food they contaminate as they forage.