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Pavement ant (Tetramorium Caespitum)

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Size

The pavement ant measures about 3 mm.

Colour

They are dark brown or black in colour.

Description

Pavement ants have elbowed antennae, three segments and six legs.

Diet

They consume all kinds of food, but prefer to feed on fatty substances such as seeds, food waste and can also eat other insects.

Habitat

In an urban environment, these ants live in colonies and often nest in asphalt or cracks between paving slabs. When they get into a house, they build their nests near warm places such as furnaces, radiators, wall cracks, foundations or underneath flooring.

Consequences / Dangers

Their presence is not dangerous. They are constantly looking for food in cupboards, kitchen counters and garbage cans. They can bite to defend themselves, but fortunately their bite is not dangerous.

Prevention

There are steps to take to remedy a pavement ant problem invasion.

So consult an extermination specialist by checking out our prevention guide below.

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