Pavement Ants (Tetramorium caespitum)

I. Identification

- 1/10-1/16" black ants

II. Nesting Habits

- Can be found along side patios, sidewalks, driveways, foundations, under mulch, landscaping stones and logs
- Indoors in wall voids, under toilets and near water heaters
- Nest consists of thousands of workers and multiple queens
- Generally swarm in the spring

III. Feeding Habits

- Feed on grease, sweets, seeds and dead insects
- Also feed on dropped food or pet food
- Establish defined trails along baseboards, beneath carpet edges and under toilets

IV. Controls

- Locate and treat nests
- Directly treat trails
- Exterior perimeter application for barrier
- Locate and seal entry points


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