West Chester's Complete Guide To Pavement Ant Control

August 13, 2021

Ants are an incredibly diverse, skilled insect, able to build colonies with over 10,000 individuals and lead their members to food sources through chemical trails. While such feats are miraculous when considered in the general sense, many of us are not keen on inviting the ant to share our home or food. After scouting your West Chester home as a desirable nesting location, the sheer number of ants can become bothersome. 

To those wishing to close their doors to potential pests this summer, read on! Masters Touch Pest Solutions has the expertise and peace of mind you need.

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Proper Pavement Ant Identification

Did you know there are over 10,000 species of ants known around the world? But don’t worry — there’s no need to feel baffled when trying to identify a species around your West Chester home. Masters Touch Pest Solutions has the expert know-how in identifying all common Pennsylvanian ant species, such as the pavement ant, which is one of the most common ant species homeowners find indoors.

Pavement ants are dark brown to black in color, measuring an average of ⅛ of an inch. Like all ants, this species has a segmented body, six legs, and antennae. These tiny black ants will eat nearly anything, and when coupled with their ability to climb high structures, it is common they may make their way into your home when seeking reliable food or water sources.

Can I Get Rid Of Pavement Ants In West Chester, PA Myself?

Pavement ants are considered largely harmless to humans, and are mainly a nuisance pest when indoors. This pest is problematic due to the colony’s large numbers, making it hard to control. Not to mention, most of us do not want to share our food with ants, no matter the species! 

Whatever the degree, the best way to get rid of pavement ants in your home is with professional assistance such as Masters Touch Pest Solutions. Professional technicians allow for proper identification, as well as the most effective method of control.

Five Helpful Pavement Ant Prevention Tips

Those looking to keep their doors closed to pavement ants may employ the following active prevention tips:

  1. Inspect the exterior of your home for potential entry points, especially areas around outdoor utility pipes and for tears in window or door screens. Seal any gaps with a silicone-based caulk.

  2. Eliminate standing water around your home and yard. Regularly check for leaky air conditioners or utility pipes, and install a dehumidifier indoors when necessary. Turn over or fill receptacles outdoors which may collect rainwater.

  3. Keep tree branches and other shrubs trimmed away from the exterior of the home. It’s possible pavement ants may climb from a tree branch into your home when able.

  4. Store any firewood a minimum of 20 feet from the exterior of the home, and at least five feet of the ground.

  5. Promptly clean up any food or drink spills in the home, as well as regularly dispose of trash. Store trash in a receptacle with a tightly fitting lid. Sweep crumbs from counters, floors, and cupboards on a regular basis.

No matter the species, if you have an overactive ant population around your home or yard, call Masters Touch Pest Solutions for help in keeping your West Chester home pest-free. Residential plans are affordable and guaranteed effective. Whatever your concern, you can put your trust in us.

Professional West Chester Pest Control With A Personal Touch

Masters Touch Pest Solutions offers second-to-none service to the Southeastern Pennsylvanian homeowner, having served more than 9,000 homes since 1991. Because our expert service technicians also live in the area, they know what it is to feel at home, and how to best take care of your property. Masters Touch Pest Solutions brings peace of mind to your West Chester home — guaranteed, and affordable. 

If you are looking to keep your home pest-free, call Masters Touch Pest Solutions for your free quote! We are a local, family-owned business — there is simply no better business to take care of your family and home. 

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