- If you see multiple little mounds of dirt in the cracks in driveways and sidewalks, this is a clear indication you have pavement ants.
- Seeing the ants themselves, either in the area of or entering and exiting those small mounds in the cracks of your driveway or sidewalk.
- Though more typically seen outside the home, pavement ants can nest in the home or enter your home to forage for food. You’ll see them on the floor or counters.
- Odorous ants can be confused with pavement ants due to their similar size and behavior. Pavement ants however have a thinner waist.
- Termites might also be confused with pavement ants due to similar body shape, but they are different in color and habits.
- Odorous house ants are opportunists, nesting both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, odorous ants can nest in wall crevices, near heaters, water pipes, under carpets, beneath floors or sometimes behind paneling.
- Odorous ants will forage day and night for food and will eat just about any food item available to them.
Pests Commonly Confused with Odorous Ants
Pavement ants are most often confused with odorous ants due to their similar size and behavior. Pavement ants have thinner waists and a single queen.