Look familiar? Ants and other pests can cause damage on your paver patio or walkway, creating the need for repairs. In almost all cases of pest damage, the biggest culprit is ants. You know how annoying it is when you see a trail of them carrying what’s left of dinner from the kitchen floor out of the window. Ants are the epitome of power in numbers! And they will do a number to your paver patio!
What’s going on underneath your patio?
It is amazing how much base and joint material these little creatures can displace! If you’ve ever owned an ant farm the image above probably looks familiar. And this is what’s going on under your patio once ants breach the surface. Ants can tunnel through the sand under and between your blocks and pavers. This causes damage to the integrity of the joints and provides an opportunity for weeds and moss to grow.
Ants are by far the most destructive pest we have seen doing damage to patios and walkways. Your best course of action is to be diligent and spray or bait as soon as you see any signs of ant activity. Ants work very quickly, and not dealing with them will certainly make the problem worse.
If these pests have already infested and damaged your pavers it may be time to call the professionals!
Pests that can harm your hardscape:
What they Damage
What to Do
Tunnel under pavers=sand damage
Spray hills on sight or bait immediately. Baiting is said to be more effective.
Wasp sprays are the most effective aside from calling pest control. If you choose to spray yourself do so at night when they are less active.
Burrow underneath patios and planting beds and displace base material creating structure issues.
Bonk them on the head!…Just kidding. Apparently they do not like the smell of moth balls. Planting some in and around the area may help to rid or deter them. If this does not work call an exterminator or local animal control if you are against trapping them yourself.
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Compliments to the entire Paver Savers team…
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Your team did a fantastic job. Very very happy. It was well worth the wait. It looks better than it did when it was new. I was concerned the sealer was gonna make it really shiny, but it’s perfect, thank you.