How To Tackle A Pavement Ant Problem On Your Anaheim Property

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Pavement ants in Anaheim will only get worse if left untreated. While pavement ants in Anaheim are not likely to sting you, they are a nuisance that grows with time. A single colony can far exceed 10,000 ants if left alone. With time, pavement ants can penetrate your home and ultimately infest your food.

If you find that you are in need of ant control in your yard, call A-1 Bonded Termite today for the best Anaheim pest control before they become a problem inside your home. This blog will explain how to tell if pavement ants have colonized your property. We'll delve into the problems that they can create for your home. Lastly, we'll discuss why it is difficult to try getting rid of pavement ants in your home without the assistance of trained professionals.

How To Tell If It's Pavement Ants Crawling Around Your Yard

You don't want pavement ants to make their way into your home and invade every crevice of your house. That's why it is important to be on the lookout for pavement ants outside. Look for the following clues to indicate that you have a pavement ant infestation around your yard:

  • Nests: pavement ants push out dirt from the tunnels they dig. This results in mounds of dirt in which you will be able to find their nests. Look for nests in the driveway and street cracks, breaks in the sidewalk, and beside your home's foundation.
  • Physical appearance: worker pavement ants' size is approximately 1/8th of an inch in length. They are brownish-black in color and have striations on the head and thorax. They also have 12 segmented antennae, which end in a club.
  • Ant parades: If you see lines of ants traveling near your home, pay close attention to where they are headed. 

If you think you have pavement ants on your property, call the professionals. After scheduling an appointment with A-1 Bonded Termite, our first step will be the identification of your pest.

Why A Pavement Ant Infestation Is Such A Problem For Your Home

Luckily, it's not too difficult to avoid pavement ants bites due to their docile nature. However, they may sting you. Pavement ant stings often do not break the skin. Sometimes, their stings can pierce the skin and cause irritation at the sting site.

When the colonies of pavement ants grow large enough, they tend to spread toward and ultimately inside your home. These ants find food by foraging. They are attracted to the tiniest amount of food inside your home. After a while, they can permeate every aspect of your home. This includes infestations that can range from inside your walls, to crawl spaces and under floorboards. You could even have pavement ants in your basement crawling around and nesting in your personal effects!

Why It Is So Difficult To Get Rid Of Ants On Your Own

There are a number of steps to properly get rid of ants in your home once and for all. Since pavement ants nest in nearly every inch of your home, a trained ant pest control professional will begin by locating your problem. Next, we will deploy baits and sprays in order to fully eliminate pavement ants. Then we will deploy exclusion methods to ensure ants do not find their way into your home again. It is also of the utmost importance to find and kill the queen. Unless you do so, an ant infestation will come back in full force soon! 

Without the proper training and access to strong and safe baits and sprays, you could very well use incorrect methods. Keep in mind that worker pavement ants mature from an egg to a full-grown adults in under 45 days. If you deploy a lacking DIY approach to pavement ant control, you could very well be giving them a head start in multiplying.

Let A-1 Bonded Termite Help With Your Ant Problem

Be on the constant lookout for clues that pavement ants are outside your home. If you have a problem with pavement ants outside, call A-1 Bonded Termite today before the pavement ant infestation makes its way into your home. 

A-1 Bonded Termite was founded in 1976 and is still family-owned and operated to this day! We focus on environmentally friendly extermination and exclusion methods that will effectively get rid of your pavement ant problem and make sure that they don't come back. Call us to schedule an appointment today. 

We will conduct a complete examination of your property and your home, locate the pavement ant nests, and deploy a customized extermination plan to get rid of pavement ants on your property. Next, we will schedule regular or as-needed follow-up appointments in order to monitor the state of your property so that the pavement ant infestation does not rear its ugly head again.