Pavement Ants reproduce much like many other ant species. In the spring and summers, the winged males and females (soon to be queens) swarm and mate. The male dies and the female chews off her wings, and burrows herself into the ground to lay her eggs. After two to three months her young is born and they become workers now her only job is to lay eggs. The workers then tend to both the queen and her larvae, and build the nest, creating the main nest (parent colony) and satellite colonies (colonies that have no larvae or queen, just workers). Each colony of has thousands of workers, multiple queens, and is usually located in one main area.