Rid Your Home of Ants

Ants live in societies of large numbers under the ground, in wall cracks or tree blog holes. They are known for their long life span since the life span of a worker ant is up to 7 years and that of the queen ant is up to 15 years.

Ants have a complete transformation process (egg, larva, nymph, and perfect insect) and there are more than 10000 ant species around the world. One more feature of ants is their organized society. Every special type of ant executes a certain task in order for the members of society to cooperate effectively and manage to survive.

The most common types of ant in Cyprus are:

  • Odorous house ant (Lasius Niger) also known as the Black ant which has a size of 3-5mm
  • Thief ant (Solenopsis Molesta) which has a size between 1-1,5mm and a yellow-brown color
  • Pharaoh ant (Monomorium Pharaonis) which has a size 1,5-2mm and a yellow-brown color

Whatever your pest situation, the technicians at OnTarget Pest Control are there to respond to any type of situation, and to do so to your satisfaction.


Ant Infestation Management

Protection measures that can be taken are the following:

  • Food storage in airtight containers
  • Mending and sealing any kind of wall cracks in buildings that may become possible ant nests
  • Overall and thorough cleaning in all areas, removal, and proper garbage storage
  • Removal or spraying of plants or trees that attract ants

Total elimination of ants must be performed in the following ways:

  • Detection of their nests and local use of contact biocide directly inside the nests
  • Usage of ready to use baits which are transferred through ants themselves inside nests causing the extinction of the entire society
  • Use of residual insecticide around the nests and outside around the building
  • In areas where we can’t use liquid insecticide, we use powder insecticide for example on electrical cable spots in order to avoid short circuits
  • Review of the places where the treatment took place in about 2-4 weeks time

Our Process


The crew manager will ask the potential client some questions in order to have a complete idea regarding the problem he is facing. Later, a valuation check takes place, a report stating the problems is made and other data is considered regarding potential future problems in the area.


After the evaluation procedure of the area both indoors and outdoors, the manager of the crew will be able to diagnose the exact problem or problems that exist in the area, the sort of the invader or the number of invaders and the exact way they managed to enter your area.


After diagnosing the problem, the manager of the crew will advise or suggest the proper measures that the client must consider and take in order to solve the problem effectively.

Dealing with the problem

In the final stage of the whole procedure, the manager and the professional crew of pest control take all the necessary measures and methods in order to deal with the problem effectively.

Evaluation of results

Managing harmful organisms successfully should be monitored after the completion of treatment application. This is strategies in order to control the existence of harmful organisms.