Pavement ants get their name because they make their nests in or under concrete slabs, bricks, or pavement blocks. These ants form large, multi-queened colonies that can infest structures and are challenging to control. They are red-brown in color, frequently have small crater-like nest entrances, and will eat almost anything. Pavement ants have been known to consume insects, seeds, honeydew, honey, bread, meats, nuts and cheese. They forage in trails for distances up to 30 ft.and are known to climb masonry walls that enter into unoccupied areas such as attics. They can also live in or under flat roofs. In structures, pavement ants are most likely to be found in ground-level masonry walls, but will also nest in walls, insulation and under floors. Outside, these ants typically nest under stones, pavement blocks and next to buildings.
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