Identify Your Pest

Pavement Ant

Quick Facts


2.5-4 mm long

Preferred Habitat

As the name implies, you can find pavement ants beneath sidewalks, building slabs and large rocks.

Known Health Issues

Although pavement ants do not create any health-related risks, they may forage in unsanitary areas and leave debris or contaminated food items behind.
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Pavement ants enter your home to look for food. They will feed on numerous types of food including meats, other insects, and more, and they tend to prefer greasy foods. They’re black to brown in color, but their limbs are usually lighter. They get their names from the fact that they are often found on pavement and tend to make their homes in sand and soils. When in your home, pavement ants can be found making nests in your walls or under the floorboards. Pavement ants can become a nuisance when large groups infest an areas inside the home.


Is the Pavement Ant Dangerous?

If you’re bitten or stung by a pavement ant, you’ll likely experience a stinging or itching sensation. Otherwise, they’re mostly nuisances, as they can damage your food.