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Key to Identifying Common Household Ants


Pavement ant

Pavement ant mounds

Colony propagation

New colonies usually begin in early spring with mating flights, although pavement ants can swarm at any time of the year. Workers can forage inside of heated buildings throughout the year, but the largest infestations occur during the summer. Pavement ants usually have only one functional queen per colony.

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