A pavement ant can be identified by its dark brown colour and is roughly one quarter of an inch in length, although a fully grown female ant can be slightly larger and has wings. Around June and early July, the ants will begin to swarm and actually will attack neighbouring colonies of ants, which is why so many are prone to quickly infesting a sheltered location like a home or commercial site. Their diet includes just about everything, which is why many ants thrive around areas where garbage is regularly kept. In the winter time, these ants will do their best to escape the cold by moving inside, so even though they are more abundant and prone to spreading in the summer months, there is still a risk of having pavement ants infest your home in the winter if your foundation or window/doors seals are cracked.
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Keeping a pavement ant colony from infesting your home or commercial building can be somewhat difficult, considering how hardy and adaptive the colony can be. Make sure to keep your garbage from overflowing in the summer time, and don’t keep it too close to your home as it will encourage ants to feed and grow around your home. Some basic pesticides and insect powders can stop ants from getting inside your home, but if you want to be sure that pavement ants will remain outside throughout the year, you should be sure to seal any cracks in your foundation or around your windows and doors.
When pavement ants find their way into your home, the first call you should make is to Conquest Pest Control. We will make sure to completely eliminate all traces of the infestation by using proven methods that completely adhere to government safety regulations, so you can be sure that you, your family or your co workers will be safe from harm, and will be able to get back to normal in no time at all.