Why Do I Have Pavement Ants In My Yard?

Pavement Ant crawling on a plant.

Ants are a well-known problem in the warmer months of the year. Whether you are in the country, city, or suburbs, you are bound to come into contact with an ant in your home. There are different types of ants that you many come across scurrying along your counter, floorboards, or pantry. Ants are one of the most fascinating insects and well known for their foraging abilities to and their innate nature and skill at taking care of their home base. Ants can turn up almost anywhere in and around your home, but why are they there and what are they attracted to?

First of all, what exactly does a pavement ant look like? Well, they can vary in color from brown to black, and their legs and antennae are a lighter shade than their body. Adults are around 1/8th of an inch in length, and they have an oval segment body.

The first sign of an ant infestation in your yard may be a trail of ants along the side of a structure or even your driveway. Chances are, these ants have made a colony right there on your property which means they have found your place of residence attractive and prosperous for foraging and reproduction. You will want to get rid of these ants fast! The longer they reside in your yard, they more they will increase in number and create an even larger problem.

Pavement ants live in colonies that can be made up of multiple queens. They get their name from the fact that they tend to make their nest in or under cracks in the pavement. Now, these cracks that ants enjoy can be found around your paved driveway, or even around your foundation. If you have open spaces around your windows and doors, chances are, you will have an ant infestation within your home since the ants will be entering to look for food. Ants are attracted to your home since it is a major source of food. If an ant enters your home and is successful at finding and obtaining food, they will bring the food back to their colony and basically spread the word that food is near. That ant leaves a scent trail back from the food source so that others are able to come and find the path.

Some people try to eliminate an ant infestation on their own, but unfortunately, those DIY tricks will not be the solution to your problem with pavement ants. Our trained professionals at American Pest Solutions will find the source of the problem, create a plan of attack, and eliminate the areas where ants are originating on your property. Using certain sprays and home cleaning solutions will only create a larger problem.

Since 1913, we have been eliminating pests and leaving our clients happy and satisfied with our services. We understand how frustrating an ant infestation is and we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and leave it to us for safe, reliable service you can count on.