Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
Pavement ants have two nodes (bumps between middle and rear body sections). They are light to dark brown with fine grooves lining the head and thorax. Legs and antennae are lighter than the rest of the body. Workers are all one size.
Pavement ants produce small mounds at the entry of their nests. These nests are often located outdoors under stones, pavement cracks, wood, next to buildings and under building foundations. They can enter homes through cracks in the concrete; they will nest in the walls, under floors and around sinks. Pavement ants typically swarm in spring after a rain storm and they can swarm indoors.
Sidewalks, driveways, foundations
Honeydew, sweets, oils and insects
Try to locate and destroy all nests by following ant trails from food source to the nest.
Use an insecticidal bait, especially during winter through early spring with populations are small.
Controlling these ants is hard, so consider hiring a pest management professional to help.
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.