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Pavement ant

Pavement ant

Don Breneman

Description: 1/4 inch long. (It is often challenging to recognize ants from a picture. Because different species may be treated differently, be sure an ant problem is correctly identified before attempting control).

Where/When: Found indoors at anytime during the year. In many cases it is seen more commonly indoors during the winter than during warmer weather.

Significance: Nests in the soil under objects, including concrete slab construction of home. Can infest food otherwise it does not harm property. Generally considered a nuisance although it can be persistent and challenging to control.

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