Pest Identification: Pavement Ants

Pavement Ant Image

Actual Size:

1/16″ to 1/8″


Pavement ants are identified by the parallel grooves that run along the head and thorax.


  • Outdoors pavement ants nest under flat stones, sidewalks, and concrete slabs.
  • They are of a particular problem when the structure is built on a slab.
  • Indoors, they will nest in walls, insulation, and floors.
  • They prefer to feed on meats and greases.