SWEET ANTS (Sugar Ants)

Sweet Ants

Sweet Ants: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Adult Pavement Ants can measure ⅛-⅙ inches in length (smaller than a grain of rice)
  • Typically brown with black/grey abdomens and semi-transparent legs
  • Most often found feeding on sugary or greasy foods
  • Will likely be seen coming in and out of cracks in pavement, tile, or any indoor/outdoor flooring.

Active Season

  • In the proper environment, Pavement Ants may be active year round (specifically indoors)
  • Queen ants will continue producing eggs throughout the year

Interesting Facts

  • When nesting, they may battle another colony if it encroaches on their territory
  • Pavement Ants receive their name because they are often found in between cracks in the pavement or cement
  • During warmer seasons they will clear out the sand in the cracks of the pavement to ventilate their nests

Cause for Concern

  • A major infestation can weaken slabs and lead to cracks and settling
  • Mainly a nuisance to people when found foraging for food in kitchens and at picnics

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Pavement Ants. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern
  • If they are inside, please be prepared to be out of your home for 1 hour from the time we begin our treatment
  • The treatment can take up to 3 weeks to eliminate the infestation, as treatment needs to be brought by ants to colony underneath foundation of home

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

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