Paver Ants

Pavement ant – paver ant – Tetramorium caespitum

  •    A dark brown to blackish ant; the worker is between 2.5mm to 3mm long. 
  •    It has one pair of spines on the back, two nodes on the petiole and grooves on the head and thorax; six legs.
  •    Outdoors will feed on insects, honeydew, seeds and plant sap. Indoors eats meat, nuts, cheese, honey, breadcrumbs and grease.
  •    Outdoors nests in soil, under stones, by slabs next to buildings, in pavement cracks.
  •    In summer time, the ants dig out the sand in between pavements to vent the nests.
  •    Inside will sometimes nest in walls, insulation and under floors.