Thursday, June 15, 2017

What is a Pavement Ant?

I guess the name is self-explanatory.  The pavement ant was introduced into North America from Europe.  It is a dark brown creature, less than 4 millimeters in length.  Just like other ants there is a pecking order.  They have workers, alates (those with wings), and of course, the queen herself where everyone gravitates.

The drone has one job in its short life (but it’s a fun one!).  It is to mate in the late spring and summer and create lots of new pavement ants.  They find a suitable nesting area and the eggs will hatch.  The thing about these little pests is that they will eat everything in sight…other insects, people food, you name it.

Now that spring is turning into summer watch your sidewalks.  Pavement ants may be starting to assemble.  As they do, you need to get rid of them before they take over the entryway to your property and your home itself.  The answer in Chicagoland is always A Complete Pest Control.  They are Chicago’s pavement ant exterminator.  Call them at (630) 464-1542.

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