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Pavement Ant

Pavement Ant is pale brown to black in colour.

Identification

  • English( scientific ) Name : - Tetramorium Caespitum
  • They are 1/16- 1/8-inches long.
  • They have lighter coloured legs with a dark body covered in stiff hairs.
  • Have 2 small spines on the back portion of the thorax & 2 nodes in their petioles.
  • Pavement Ant has 12-segmented antennae, with 3-segmented clubs

Behavior

  • Their nesting sites vary indoors; may be found under flooring, in between walls, within insulation, etc.
  • They prefers nesting sites along structural foundations, under sidewalks, or driveways when it is outdoors.
  • Mostly forages on average up to 9 m from its nesting site.
  • Eat wide variety of food material.

Life Cycle

  • 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa, adult
  • Their colonies are comprised of 3000 to 4000 individuals, including multiple queens.
  • Reproductives (winged) are typically observed outside in early summer & may be seen inside at any time of the year.
  • Development time, from egg to adult, is dependent on temperature & can range anywhere from 36 to 63 days.

Control

  • Eliminate standing water.
  • Keep tree branches & other plants cut back from the home.
  • Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around your home.
  • Make sure that firewood & building materials are not stored next to your house.

Certification & Achivement
CPMA - ACGP
National pest managements association member international
SPMAO
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