What Louisville Residents Should Know About Pavement Ants
May 18, 2018
There are several species of ants in the Louisville area, and most of the time we see them wandering about, and we don’t give them another thought. We just let them continue on their way because, after all, they are just tiny little harmless ants right? Wrong!
Let’s talk about the common pavement ant. These ants can be found scattered along porch stoops, patios, and walkways, or wherever there are cracks and crevices. They eat a smorgasbord of items like dead insects, dropped foods and drinks, and even garbage. Usually, you will see them with a bit of food in their mouth carrying it off to their nest to help feed the rest of the colony.
Pavement ants are a shiny black color and are very small, up to 1/8 of an inch in length. Their colonies can contain thousands of members, and their nests can be found underneath concrete slabs and pavement. The workers can bite or sting but they are not aggressive, and will only do so if threatened or handled.
To prevent pavement ants from invading your home and yard:
- Seal all cracks in concrete and pavement
- Block all potential points of entry
- Eliminate sources of moisture including leaky pipes, faucets, and hoses
- Clean up food and drink spills immediately
- Take out the garbage on a regular bases
In addition, you should wash ant trails away to remove pheromones that will attract other ants to the area. Better yet, enlist the help of a professional pest control company like Action Pest Control in the Louisville area.
Don’t get frustrated over all of the ants marching around and taking over your home and yard. Let Action Pest Control take care of your ant problems like we've done successfully for years! Our methods are holistic, effective, and efficient in removing and preventing pavement ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants.
Our professionals take ant control seriously and start with a thorough inspection to analyze the threat and create a thorough treatment plan. We usually focus on trouble areas like eaves, frames, vents, foundations, siding, utility openings, the perimeter of your home, the base of trees, and of course, pavements, sidewalks, driveways, and patios. We use a variety of treatment and residual materials that target the ants specifically. We also know that insects that produce honeydew are attractive to ants, and we will work on eliminating those insects as well.
DIY ant control is not efficient nor is it effective as there are so many ants in a colony and there is the potential of sub-colonies and satellite colonies as well. So, don’t waste your time and money, allow the Action Pest Control professionals to take care of it for you. Call us today to get started!
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