Wednesday, 30 November 2016

How do I know if I have a rodent problem in my home?


Rodent infestation in a home can be incredibly destructive. Different species of rodents exhibit different feeding and nesting behaviors.  An infestation by rodents causes extensive damage to the home environment and any content that is found within the house. Rodents multiply fast and exterminating an infestation might prove difficult. This is the reason why it is advisable for anyone experiencing a rodent infestation to contact their local pest control professional to carry out inspection and offer customised solutions.
 
It is no easy for you to come across a rat or mice unless there is a severe infestation. You should, therefore, be keen to look for possible signs of infestation. You should also be in a position of identifying their distinct behaviors so as to control their infestation. For instance, mice are very swift and can penetrate small openings quickly. Rats, on the other hand, can gnaw and get into buildings and contaminate materials with their urine, hair and droppings. Rats will often find their way into a building through drainage systems and any areas that have suitable supply of food and water offers a good breeding site for these rodents. 
 
Some of the most common infestation signs that you should be on the lookout for include:
•    Droppings around areas with food, in drawers and under the sink
•    Chewed food packaging
•    Presence of nesting material like fabric shredded paper, or dried plant matter
•    Stale smells from hidden corners
•    Holes chewed through walls; these create an entry point into the building
 
Hiring a professional rodent control service provider is essential when it comes to controlling pests such as rodents. These agencies have technicians who are well trained and know which areas to treat and how to handle the infestation. 
 
One primary reason for hiring is a professional is that it prevents further hazardous conditions. All pest control experts are trained and know the working mechanism of their products and know where best to place them. Most of these companies mind the environment and are going green by using products that promote the safety of your home and the environment. When they need to use hazardous products, they will first ensure the safety of your home environment.
 
These professionals will draw up plans that suit your specific needs. They take into account your home size, the infestation level, and the long-term prevention measures. This ensures that all possible steps are taken against the rodent infestation.
 
Rodent problems are hectic; Avon Pest Control dedicate themselves towards ensuring that your home is pest-free especially from rodents, so for any pest control services, you can contact them and they will provide you with the service: http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats/

Monday, 21 November 2016

What are Cluster Flies? Why are they a Pest and How Can You Get Rid of Them?


Cluster flies tend to congregate in large numbers and swarms. While they look like regular household flies, some differ in size and color. However, the one constant is that that they enter buildings and homes during the fall, which gives them warmth and security during the winter months to come. While cluster flies do not lay eggs in human food, they are incredibly irritating and do love to snack of food debris left on counters and inside kitchen cabinets. If you are experiencing cluster fly problems, now is the right time to contact Avon Pest Control services. With years of extensive industry experience, they have the tools and experiences to tackle and rid your properties of cluster flies.

Cluster Fly Infestation – What to Look For?
When it comes to cluster fly infestation, there are several things to look out for. For one, if you hear constant buzzing near blinds and windows – chances are these flies have congregated in those areas. Remember, they love the warmth of the sun – which is why they enter properties. One would assume that these flies would be outside if they love the warmth, however, they are susceptible to other insects and predators. This is why they swarm homes and establish fly colonies in basements, garages, crawlspaces, and basically anywhere they feel safe and comfortable. The problem with this is that they over breed – resulting in infestation that can bring diseases to you and your domesticated pets.

The Avon Solution
Avon has the tools and expertise to get rid of cluster flies once and for all. In fact, they implement pesticides that are designed to eliminate entire colonies of flies. They also utilise sticky pads for flies that love to hunt for fallen food and insects on the ground. As always, the Avon team checks all entrance and exit paths for these flies, including cracks on doors, windows, and other susceptible areas. They will block these openings, which prevents flies or entire swarms from re-entering again. These solutions have been proven to eliminate cluster flies from residential and commercial establishments. Avon will conduct and intricate inspection of any property that is experiencing fly, rodent, vermin, cockroach, mosquito, or other forms of insect and/or animal infestation.

Cluster flies are more of annoyance if anything. However, they do tend to carry diseases and dirt on their feet and legs. This is due to their attraction to feces, and other foul smelling garbage and rubbish. They are incredibly attracted to open food containers – so it is imperative to keep those closed at all times. Whether you see a few flies or many let the experts at Avon handle all your cluster fly issues with true tact and precision. Simply visit the link below and contact Avon today to schedule a complimentary consultation and appointment.

http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/fliesAndFleas/

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

How do I know if I have a problem with cluster flies?


Often, cluster flies live outside in spring and summer. They mainly feed on fruits or flowers. When winter approaches, cluster flies find their way into more solid structures through crevices and small cracks. They hide in groups in dark corners and wall voids and any other tight space that they can reach. You are most likely to find them behind pictures, on window casings, beneath curtains, and underneath furniture.

The Cluster Fly's life cycle begins when the female lays eggs in the soil during summer. The eggs hatch within three days into the larvae stage and enter the body of earthworms. They feed on their hosts until they get to their pupal stage in the soil for around 11-14 days. It is after this that the adult develops and is ready to start the cycle again.

Cluster flies do not cause any damage to your home, but they are considered to be a nuisance once they get inside your house.  The most common infestation signs of these flies are that they leave tiny dark-coloured spots of droppings on the walls and windows; they also release a strange odour once they are disturbed, and once dead inside wall voids, they are most likely to attract larder beetles.

Prevention of cluster flies to get inside your house is possible.  The best way to do this is by mechanical exclusion.  Some practices that can be useful in cluster flies prevention include:
•    Filling all the crevices or cracks in the walls, door frames and windows with caulking. Ensure that you have covered all possible cracks in the building.
•    Repair or replace any damaged doors or window screens.
•    Installing insect screening or mosquito nets on air vents in the soffits.
•    You can also apply pyrethroid-based insecticides on your walls to deter the flies.

To eliminate cluster flies, there are several things that you can do. These include:
•    Using a vacuum hose to remove the cluster flies once they appear in the basement, ceilings, attics, or crawl spaces.
•    Treat any areas where cluster flies have been found or are suspected with a residual dust insecticide.
•    Use of a contact pyrethrum spray and spray sparingly
•    You can also use fly light traps; this attracts a large number of the flies before they can move n t the living spaces.

If you are experiencing cluster fly problems, it is important that you hire the services of a professional pest control company. The experts will be in a position of identifying the major areas of infestation and know what the right treatment method is. Avon Pest Control offers lasting solutions to your pest problems including cluster fly infestation. You can contact us for any pest control issues via our website http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/fliesAndFleas/

Friday, 28 October 2016

Why rats and mice are a much bigger problem than you might think


Avon Pest Control is an industry leader in rodent and vermin eradication services. With years of extensive industry experience, we have helped eliminate rats and mice from a number of Warwickshire commercial and residential establishments. If you are experiencing rodent infestation, you need the experts at Avon to effectively secure timely rat control services. Not only do we block off entrance and exit routes for rodents, we place sticky and bait traps to completely remove rat and mice colonies in your home or office. As your rodent control Warwickshire experts, we are committed to excellence in all pest control services. One phone call or e-mail is all you need to schedule a complimentary consultation and free estimate.

The Avon Pest Control Difference

Even in the most pest proof homes and properties, mice infestation can still occur. In fact, rats have a way to congregate in warm and arid areas , which results in fast breeding and infestation that can cause a range of health issues for loved ones and domesticated pets. Rats and mice also carry rabies and other infectious diseases, which can be transferred to humans and domesticated pets via bites. Their droppings are equally unsanitary, and can result in mite and tick infestation as well. With this in mind, Avon Pest Control completely analyzes and assesses your rodent infestation with true tact and precision. We check home foundations, basements, crawlspaces, and entire structures (interiors and exteriors) for signs of mice and rat infestation. This includes gnawed pieces of wood and fencing, which is a sure sign that these critters have invaded your home or business.

Professional Mice and Rat Control

Avon is committed to excellence in all rat and mice control services. In fact, we truly go those extra miles to make sure infestation does not occur again.  While we will do everything in our power to rid your home of rats, mice, and other pests – there are ways you can prevent infestation from happening as well. This includes not leaving any open food containers, crumbs, or debris on countertops or cabinets. Mice and rats are attracted by open food – and can seriously contaminate your snacks with their saliva and droppings. The same also goes for cereal boxes and other foods that are left out in the open. If you value your health and that of your loved ones, simply keep all containers sealed and we will handle all the rest. Also, let us know if you hear scratching, gnawing, or other unusual sounds throughout the day or night. This is definitely a sign that your property is experiencing  a rodent problem.

For more information on professional rodent and vermin pest control services, simply visit our site or contact us today and get the results you deserve!

http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats

Thursday, 20 October 2016

What are the tell tale signs that I have a rodent problem?


Rats and mice are some of the most common rodents around the home. Populations can increase quickly because they reproduce very rapidly. Rodents carry various diseases and can cause damage to your home by chewing on the electrical wiring. Rodents can enter your home through voids and gaps. Mice can actually fit through an opening as small as a dime whereas rats can enter an opening as small as a quarter. While this is a common problem, many home owners who do have a rodent problem are unaware of it. Below is a list of tell-tale signs that you have a rodent problem and need professional help to fix it. 

Tell-Tale Signs of a Rodent Problem
·         Nibbled Boxes and Containers 
·         Holes in walls
·         Rat and Mice Droppings 
·         Scratching Sounds 
Holes in Walls
Once rodents infest your home they look for area's in which they can reside and hide within walls. Once they take up residence in these areas they chew a hole through the wall to enable them to get out and scavenge for food. 
Rat and Mice Droppings 
Droppings are one of the most reliable signs of rodent infestation. They can be found almost anywhere around the home including cabinets, attics, and around pet food dishes. Mouse droppings are typically smaller than rat droppings so its important to get a positive identification. If you are unsure you can always call Avon Pest Control and we will assess whether there is a problem that needs to be fixed. 
Scratching Sounds
One of the most common ways people first realize that they have a rodent problem is that they hear scratching noises at night while in bed. The dead silence of night is when the sounds are easiest to hear and produce a very distinct sound. 
Nibbled Boxes and Containers 
Also, look for teeth marks in boxes and containers. Plastic bags with food are also bad because rodents can chew right through them. If you do not have pets, nibbled boxes and containers, especially ones containing food are a dead give-away that you have a rodent population in your home. 

How to Identify and Prevent the Problem from Getting Out of Control 

The best prevention technique is to prevent the rats, mice, and other rodents from entering your home in the first place. Some of the places that you can look that are common entry points are around plumbing penetration, doorways, garage doors, vents, and around attics. If you do find voids or gaps between these items you can fill them with steel wool. Steel wool works great because rodents cannot chew through it. Because populations of rodents can increase so quickly it's best to have a pest professional help you if you suspect you have a rodent infestation. If you have any questions feel free to contact us here at Avon Pest Control, http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats/

Don’t let rats and mice destroy your home, call Avon Pest Control today



Rat problems are common and as a homeowner you have to be very careful – once rats establish themselves they do a lot of damage. When many people think of rat infestations they think of them as rodents that will run around the home and steal food. While this is true, there is something you should be more worried about – rats will eat through any wood structure including any that may be part of your home. In the long run you may end up spending thousands of pounds on property repairs. There are several signs that will help you know that you have rodent problems. You may hear them scurrying about in the ceiling in the night when everything is quiet. You may also find rat droppings in the morning – they look like tiny, black pellets. You may also find that food that isn’t kept away properly has been eaten. When their numbers are really high you will see one from time to time. You may also find that they have eaten through furniture.

The important thing to do when you suspect that you have a rodent infestation is to get rid of them immediately – they multiply rather fast and in a few months what was just a couple of mice have become dozens. Some home owners believe that rat poison will do the trick. The truth is that while they may die from eating it, the problem is that they die in hard to reach places all around your property. Sooner or later the smell of decomposition will settle in your home. Rat traps are not the solution either – you will not be able to get rid of more than one rat at a time. The best way to get rid of a rat infestation is to call in a professional exterminator. They have the tools and chemicals necessary to make sure that they get every last rat. They also get rid of their nests, something you may not be able to do yourself. The best thing is that they block all the little entrances that allowed rats to get into your home in the first place.

One such company is Avon Pest Control. Our rat extermination services are available in Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick, Coventry & surrounding areas. We have all the right equipment and the chemicals that they use are environmentally friendly. Once we kill the rats they take them away so that you don’t have to deal with them. We are also quick and discreet – your neighbours will never know that you have exterminators come to your home. You can find out more on our website, http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats/

Monday, 10 October 2016

If you suspect you have a rat infestation at home, don’t hesitate, call the professionals straight away


Rodents can truly cause a range of problems for home and business owners. In fact, they carry and spread a number of diseases with their droppings and saliva. The latter is particularly true when they rummage through open food containers and crumbs left on shelves and countertops. Rats and mice can also bite humans, as well as domesticated pets in any residential or commercial establishment. With this in mind, you need professional and affordable rat control by the best in the business. At Avon Pest Control, we specialise in ridding any property of mice infestation. As your rodent control Warwickshire experts, we have successfully tackled and removed countless vermin colonies and infestation from many area homes and businesses.

Why Avon Pest Control?

Avon Pest Control is a true industry leader in rat and mice infestation control services. With years of extensive industry experience, we have the tools and expertise to safely and efficiently remove rodents from every corner of your property. This is done via pesticides, along with sticky and baits traps which eliminate entire colonies. We also check all signs of infestation, including vermin droppings and gnaw bites at window screens, fences, and especially gates and wood. As always, we will block off these access routes, while spraying in basements, crawlspaces, cupboards, and other warm and arid areas where rats love to congregate and breed. In a nutshell, Avon is your premier pest control agency and we continue to receive stellar industry ratings and customer reviews across the UK.

Rat and Mice Control Professionals

There is nothing pleasant about rodentinfestation in any property. In fact, these critters can spread diseases and truly bring down the value of your home and business. No truer is this then when breeding takes place, which can make it difficult to control without the services of an expert. Rats can also grow in size and are known to attack domesticated pets such as dogs, cats, and even rabbits. With this in mind, you must protect your property, as well as the health of your loved ones and domesticated pets. We offer complimentary consultations, free quotes, and estimates on all pest control services for your convenience. We are fully certified, insured, and have deep roots in the community. This is why so many home, property, business and retail owners prefer our services to that of other pest control agencies in the area. If you are tired of hearing things that go bump in the night, contact us today and get the professional rat and mice control services at cost-affordable rates.

For more information on professional rodent and vermin pest control services, simply visit our site or contact us today and get the results you deserve!

http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats