New Jersey's Helpful Guide To Pavement Ant

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There are few things in this world less frustrating than ants. Not only are ants capable of biting, stinging, or otherwise injuring humans and pets, but they seem to be just underfoot practically all the time. But what about ants that don’t bite, sting, maim, or otherwise cause physical injuries? In the case of the pavement ant, it might just be even worse.

Pavement ants are tiny insects no more than 2.5 to 4 millimeters long. Their dark brown to blackish exoskeletons make them even more difficult to spot when crawling against black asphalt or dark brown dirt. However, their massive colony sizes of up to 10,000 workers are easy to spot from just about any vantage point. You have likely witnessed at least one pavement ant colony battle on your sidewalk or driveway, as the insects fight for territory, food, and the protection of their queens.

There might be thousands of ants living on your lawn, but don’t worry; these creatures cannot physically hurt you. Pavement ants aren’t considered dangerous, but they are problematic in the sense that they can invade in large numbers. Very large numbers. What’s worse, pavement ants are just about impossible to get rid of. No boiling water tricks or over-the-counter dusts, here! You will need to take a different approach to pavement ant control if you wish to be successful.

Pavement Ant Prevention Tips For New Jersey Homeowners

If you live anywhere in or near New Jersey, you know just how difficult it can be to keep pavement ant colonies from cropping up around your property. Here are a couple of pavement ant prevention tips that help to stop encroaching infestations at any level:

  • Remove the factors that could be attracting ants into your home. This may include water deposits, leftover food items, and poorly stored garbage bags. 
  • Check your home for signs of faulty entry points. These include gaps in window screens, cracks in doors, and rot in door sweeps. 
  • Remove garbage bags from the home at least once per week. When outside, keep garbage bags sealed in strong bins that do not leak or have any obvious holes. 
  • Keep the lawn well maintained by mowing often, trimming trees, and pruning shrubs that have grown too close to the sides of the house.

If you are concerned that pavement ants have already made their way toward your New Jersey driveway, prevention will no longer be useful to you. Instead, you will need to get a professional evaluation to determine where and how the infestation started. Rely on the team at Heritage Pest Control for a complimentary inspection right away.

Pavement Ants Are No Joke. Cut To The Punch Line With Heritage Pest Control

Ants have ways of making your lawn (and pavement) their own. From enormous colony sizes to tiny physical statures, they are just about impossible to deal with on your own. That’s why the professional crew at Heritage Pest Control makes it easy, safe, and simple to deal with pavement ant problems at all times of the year. 
Heritage Pest Control creates a stress-free pest control experience ranging from timely, helpful inspections to fast and affordable treatment solutions. Our commitment to the homes and businesses of New Jersey is more than superficial: we are Home Advisor and Angie’s List-approved! 
To avoid costly DIY (do it yourself) mistakes and dangerous over-the-counter treatments, trust the team at Heritage Pest Control. We’re ready to take on your pavement ant predicament with the best our crew can offer. Your next visit and treatment plan are only a few taps away! We’re looking forward to hearing from you. 

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