How do you know if you need pavement ant removal? Pavement ants are a common household invader in the Northeast. This ant gets its name from its preference for nesting in and under cracks in the pavement, Though they usually nest outdoors, significant activity can occur in the home from foraging workers. Pavement ants will also nest in walls, under floors and insulation in homes, and are of particular concern in homes with a slab foundation. For prompt, efficient pavement ant extermination, contact Colonial Pest.