Pavement ants are small and as their name indicates, they make their nests under pavement. The nests are easily recognizable due to the small sand mounds found on the ground near cracks or on the grass. Pavement ants are very active at the end of the spring and at the beginning of the summer. Pavement ants are light brown with a clearer appendix than the rest of their body. They measure from 2.5 mm to 3 mm, have a small waist and angled antennas. They also have parallel lines on their heads and thorax.
Development and morals
Ants are social insects that live in colonies and their favorite food is aphid honeydew. They also feed of live and dead insects, flower nectar and all other sweet organic materials found in their reach. They make their nests in sandy soil whether in grass and other surfaces. Multiple small craters topped with fine openings are visible from the outside of an ant’s nest. Ants will use cracks found at the bottom of building foundations to infiltrate themselves inside and this, most often after abundant rainfall.
If the presence of ants manifests itself near your home, have the visible nests treated on your property. By excavating the sand under your landscaping and paving stones, ants end up creating inequalities under the blocks. It frequently happens that they try to penetrate buildings in search of water and food, causing problems necessitating the intervention of a technician in pest control. Most of the time, ant colony growth can be destroyed by treating the exterior of a building with the help of bait that is not harmful to the environment. Contact us to obtain a free estimate.
How do we eliminate ants?
If you are preoccupied by an ant infestation, it’s recommended that you leave it to a professional to eliminate them.
Depending on the ant species that you have found, a technician from Extermination Leblanc will inspect the area around your home or your commercial building in order to identify the location of the colony. The technician will look for the entry and exit points of the scouting ants and will use them to destroy the nest. If necessary, the technician will then seal all cracks and fissures of the foundation which could allow an ant to pass. All products used by our technicians are approved by Health Canada and are applied soundly and to the lowest dosage possible.
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