Controlling Pavement Ants

Controlling Pavement Ants in the Greater Vancouver Area

Pavement ants aren’t particularly harmful or aggressive, but they can still be a major pain to have. These unwelcome insects gather under sidewalks, driveways, and patios, often coming up through cracks and separations in the pavement. Pavement ants can operate in large groups, or colonies, allowing thousands of ants to move together at once.

If you have a pavement ant problem, Contact Us to Schedule Your Ant Inspection.


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Identifying Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants, also called Sugar Ants, gather on sidewalks and under driveways and patios. Ants are easily identified, whether they’re alone or traveling with a colony.

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Pavement Ants are easily identified. Brown to Black in color, these segmented insects legs’ are slightly lighter than their bodies. They are medium in size, ranging from 4-10mm. You’ll find Pavement Ants traveling alone and in colonies.

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Colony Movement

Pavement Ants regularly move in colonies, forming long lines or crowded groups. For this reason, spotting a single ant in your Vancouver home can be cause for concern. Often, where there is one, there are many.

Signs of Presence

If you’re seeing mounds of dirt piling on cracks in pavement or in gaps between stones, you are likely dealing with Pavement Ants. While not particularly damaging, these dirt mounds can cause cracking and settling over time.

Our Pavement Ant Control Process

What to expect from a pavement ant control service.

Step 1: Inspection

Removing pavement ants from your home starts with a thorough inspection. Our dedicated team will inspect driveways, sidewalks, concrete floors, and foundations for signs of pavement ant presence.


Step 2: Locate & Treat

Once pavement ant presence is identified, we will locate and treat infestations, ridding your home of pavement ants.


Step 3: Repair & Protect

Once ants are out, keeping them out can be tricky. We’ll help identify potential entry points into your home, seal off those channels, and schedule your regular pest control treatment to keep the insects out.

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What Attracts Pavement Ants? How Can I Prevent Them?

Pavement Ants are also called Sugar Ants because of their attraction to sweet foods. While this name is common, it’s actually a little too narrow – pavement ants are attracted to all kinds of food, not just sweets!

Fatty foods, grains, sugars, spices, and liquids can all catch the attention of foraging ant colonies.

To avoid attracting pavement ants:
• Seal cracks in foundation
• Keep food waste cleaned and kitchen sanitized
• Eliminate standing water, especially from leaky pipes


In Addition to Pavement Ant Control…

We provide inspections, exterminations, and seasonal pest management services for insects, spiders, wasps, bed bugs, and more.