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Pavement Ants
 
 
 
PAVEMENT ANTS LOVE ANYTHING SWEET TO EAT. THEY WILL LEAVE A TRAIL FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW WHEN THEY FIND FOOD.  ALLIED PEST CONTROL HAS BAITS THAT THE ANTS LOVE.
PAVEMENT ANT SWARMERS LOOKING TO REPRODUCE A NEW NEST.  SWARMERS COME OUT ONCE A YEAR TILL  THEY MEET ALLIED PEST CONTROL.
 
THEY LOVE ANYTHING SWEET TO EAT.
 
 
 
The Pavement Ant is dark brown to red in color.  Some times we find a blackish colored colony.  Small workers, around 1/8 inch.Like other ants there are workers, alates and a queen.  Al ates, or new queen ants and drones, have wings and are twice as large as the workers.  The drones only job is to mate with the queen, and reproduction is at its highest during spring and summer.Swarming like any other ants have nuptial flights where drones fly high up in the air and mate with the new queens.  The queen finds a suitable nesting location and digs a founding chamber.  The eggs hatch and as the ants develop they will spend that time, about 2 or 3 months helping build the colony.  Older workers hunt and defend the colony.  These ants have one pair of spines on the thorax and a stinger on the tip of the abdomen. 
 
Habits
 
Pavement Ants get their name because they often nest under sidewalks, driveways, building foundations, and swimming pool walkways.  A mound of displaced soil along a paved area is probably a sign of pavement ant activity. They will feed on a wide variety of foods, but the workers are partial to sweet honeydew produced by aphids, scales and mealybugs found feeding on many shrubs, trees, and plants.  Different kinds of fruit trees, and roses are all home to aphids and attract the pavement ants to your home. 
Most infestations to your home are caused by workers searching for food.  Once food is found the workers leave a pheromone trail for the other workers to follow into your home.
 
 
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