About Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants can be found in All 50 States. They get their name because they make their nests in or under cracks in pavement. They can infest residential and commercial structures. Pavement ants will eat almost anything, including insects, seeds, honeydew, honey, bread, meats, nuts and cheese.

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Pavement Ants Habitat

Pavement ants live in or under pavement cracks.

Pavement Ants Threats

Pavement ants do not pose a public health risk, but they can contaminate food and should be avoided. Their bite will be painful to humans and animals alike.

Pavement Ants Treatment and Pest Control

Because Pavement ants are attracted to water, eliminate standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood. If you do end up with pavement ants in your home, your pest control company will treat nests separately, and come up with a structure action plan.

Pavement Ant Identification


Tetramorium caespitum


Dark brown to blackish

Shape & Structure