Project Description

Pavement Ants

(Tetramorium caespitum)

Appearance
These small ants have light colored antennae and legs and bodies that are light brown to black.

Size
Between 1/16 inch and 1/8 inch in length.

Behavior
Pavement ants are known for their large foraging groups; colonies can contain up to 30,000 members at one time. They feed on sweet foods such as the honeydew collected from aphids though they’re also known to seek out fatty foods.

[jbox title=”Interesting Fact”] Though its name suggests otherwise, the place you’re most likely to spot a pavement ant is in a pet’s food dish.[/jbox]

Habitat
This ant species is likely to be found anywhere concrete has been laid. For this reason, structures built directly on top of concrete are likely to house a few pavement ants. They will also build nests in the cracks of driveways and sidewalks or under concrete slabs.

 


Pavement Ant Pest Control in Seattle