The Key To Effective Pavement Ant Control In Denver

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Few things in life are quite as annoying as the humble Denver pavement ant. From sidewalks to driveways to everything in between, these tiny terrors create unseemly lawns, cracked concrete, and enough headaches to last a lifetime!

Not very many Denver homeowners recognize this pest by its ‘first’ name. In fact, you may have seen these little pests before without knowing their name at all! If you have seen a small, black ant measuring no more than 2.5 to 4 millimeters long scurrying around your home or driveway, you may have just spotted the beginnings of a significant pest infestation.

Here are a few telltale characteristics of pavement ant physiology in Denver:

  • Blackish or brownish ants with small grooves on their heads 
  • Ants with sharp spines reaching out of their thoraxes 
  • Two clubbed antennae with a clubbed disposition (thick or rounded tips)

While pavement ants are not considered to be dangerous to human life in any sense of the word, they make their presence known in many other (and equally irritating ways). These insects tend to invade in large numbers, and effectively take over the lawns in which they infest. Colonies that become large enough or live for long periods of time may split off into more and more colonies, increasing their spread. If the pests find a way to skitter into your home or kitchen area, it will be all downhill from there! A single scout pest could alert their entire colony to the bountiful harvest located in your home, leading to swarms around your trash cans and food prep surfaces. Pavement ants will stop at nothing in an effort to hunt down every morsel they can. Let’s talk a little bit about how to get rid of pavement ant problems before they begin.

Controlling Denver Pavement Ants – The Best Ways To Stay Safe This Summer

Here are some tips to help prevent future pavement ant infestations on your property:

  • Batten down the hatches by sealing off all potential entry points around the house. This could and should include the spaces around doors and windows, cracked glass and ripped screens, rotting weatherproofing, or fissures forming in walls or foundations. 
  • Do not allow trash, food waste, or other garbage to be accessed by pests. Store everything in plastic bags and strong waste bins, taking care to remove potential rot or particularly stinky bags more frequently. Remove all trash from the premises at least once per week. 
  • Remove air moisture by purchasing a dehumidifier, a set of desiccant bags, or some other type of moisture-wicking apparatus for use in your home. Ensure that you are repairing all leaky pipes or clogged drains in the area.

Pavement ants may have already overtaken your property without your knowledge. Due to their small sizes and quiet dispositions, this takeover may have already become a huge infestation right under your nose. Get answers to your pressing pavement ant questions by asking for a complimentary household ant inspection right away.

Pavement Ant Prevention Begins And Ends With White Knight Pest Control

There are a lot of reasons you may have for attempting DIY (do it yourself) pavement ant control, but one thing is certain: it is going to take a lot more than vinegar sprays and hot water to get those ants out of your house!

For more information related to the control or elimination of pavement ants around your Denver property, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at White Knight Pest Control right away. Our crew of highly trained experts is ready to get started as soon as you are. Contact us today at White Knight Pest Control!