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Pavement antsPavement antsPavement ants are becoming more common as a nuisance ant pest in the Pacific Northwest. This small ant measures about 1/8 inch or a little less in length. Body colors range from light brown to darker browns and blacks while the appendages are lighter in color. These ants have a stinger but are rarely aggressive against humans. They feed on a wide variety of foods including insects, honeydew, pollen, plant sap, meats, grease, nuts, cheese, bread, and honey. Nests can be found in exposed soil under stones or pavement, in rotting wood, and sometimes in homes. Reproductive swarms can occur throughout the year but are most common in June and July.