Monday, 13 February 2017

Common causes of pest problems in the home


Most of the time when a homeowner notices a pest problem or an invasion of pests in their home, the common reaction is to apply a quick fix to terminate the problem; what they fail to recognise is that it helps more to deal with the cause of the problem professionally to ensure the pests don’t return. Future pests will only be diminished once the cause of the problem has been identified and dealt with accordingly. Look around the property for environments that may be conducive for common pest problems and breeding of the pests (food left out, holes in skirting boards etc. Here are a few of the common pest problems and their causes:

Shrub or tree branches touching your roof or siding
The problem with this is that ants and rodents use such avenues to escape whenever you apply a pesticide or rodenticide in the house.  The branches of trees act as a highway to the roof and thus making accessibility of your house easy for the rodents

Siding touching soil
When your siding is in contact with the soil, the result is often rotting of the siding. This will eventually invite the ants and other insects. What you can do in such an instance is to dig soil away from the siding deck staircases as well as deck posts. As well, you can provide plenty of clearance starting from the bottom of the siding so that the foundation of your home can be visible. Only then can you manage to control such pests as ants and termites.

Debris in the gutter
Gutters plugged with debris are a big enough problem to worry about, but when water overflows the gutter, it runs down the siding thus leading to the decay of the siding and can encourage pests. At other times, the water in the gutter will be stagnant thus becoming a haven for mosquito breeding. You can fix this by cleaning the gutters every so often. Do not wait until there is too much debris in it.

Damaged soffit vent screens
When you have a damaged or missing soffit vent, you run the risk of inviting birds, rats, and bats which eventually cause unwanted odour and damages. Fixing this is not a big task. Simply get a galvanized hardware cloth and use it to re-screen the problem. You can then use screws to attach the screen. 

Of course, this advice is all very well but in actual fact you will be much better served if you seek the help of a professional pest control company like Avon Pest Control. We will eradicate your home of pests and make sure you don’t get any future infestations. Contact us via our website www.avonpestcontrol.co.uk today and see how we can help with your pest problems.

Monday, 30 January 2017

What to do if you suspect you have a pest problem


Having a potential pest problem is never an easy ordeal for property owners. From squirrels and rats to mice and insects – infestation can truly damage homes and businesses while rapidly dropping their values as well. If you suspect a pest problem in your home of office, simply reach out to the best in the business. With years of extensive pest control experience, Avon has the tools and expertise to rid your home of nocturnal creatures and critters. In fact, they utilize a range of innovative and cutting-edge pest control techniques, which are designed to eliminate rats, bats, vermin, bugs, and all types of animals from your property. They are also fully certified, insured, and offer a range of discounts for first-time and new clients.

Whether dealing with mice or other creatures, there are tell-tale signs to keep a strong eye on. This includes animal droppings, along with unusual holes, chewed furniture, skirting boards, and even weird smelling odors – which usually means urine. Even if you spot the pests don't try to contain the problem on your own. This can result in irreparable harm and damage to your property, along with potential bites for you, your loved ones, or pests. From snakes to possums, the only way to combat these pests is by contacting Avon Pest Control. As one of the top pest control agencies in the UK, they offer free estimates and wide array of personalized control options and services. These include but are not limited to:

·         Complete pest problem analysis and assessment – free estimates and quotes – checking all susceptible areas in your property that led to the infestations.

·         Utilising sticky pads for mice, vermin, rats, snakes, and lizards. Blocking off entrance/exit paths in garages, basements, windows, crawlspaces, and other susceptible areas.

·         Utilising pesticide to rid your home of cockroaches, mosquitoes, bed bugs, and other insects. Eliminating ant mounds, while removing nests and preventing further insect or animal breeding.

·         Safely removing non-dangerous birds, birds of prey, predators, bats and bee/hornet/wasp hives and dwellings from your home.

·         All work is fully certified, insured, and designed to eliminate or contain infestations as best as possible in the UK.

Avon also abides by all environmental guidelines and rules as it pertains to human-safe pest control services and techniques. All pesticides used will be determined by your pest control specialist upon assessment of the problem and potential issues at hand. For more information, simply contact or visit:

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

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Problems that occur from having squirrels in your roof space


Squirrels look furry and cute but are dangerous to say the least. In fact, these rodents are known to carry rabies and other infectious diseases as well. They have also been known to attack domesticated animals in homes, while causing interior and exterior damages for businesses as well. Squirrels can even enter your home if your rooftops are not secure. With this in mind, it is important to contact the experts at Avon Pest Control for timely assessment and eradication services.

With years of extensive industry experience, Avon Pest Control has helped countless clients with their pest infestation issues. In fact, they have the tools and expertise to rid your property of squirrels, along with their nests and young. Avon uses the best and safest means possible when it comes to redirecting squirrels out of your roof and back into the wild. However, squirrels may also need to be removed forcibly since they are considered a threat to humans and domesticated pets. Your Avon pest control specialist will determine the best way – based on complete analysis and assessment of the situation. Usually, squirrel traps will be placed to capture and safely remove these creatures. However, pesticides and bait can also be used in the face of mass infestation – which is dangerous and can seriously impact your roof and home as a whole.

While Avon cannot fully promise that squirrels or rodents will never return to your property – they do everything they can to prevent future squirrel infestation. This includes sealing off susceptible areas on roofs, basements, windows, garage doors, and crawlspaces that serve as entrance and exit ways for rodents. They also place physical pesticide nuggets, which helps eliminate hordes of rodents once consumed and taken back to their hives and dwellings. Sadly, this is the only way to really contain the spread of these infectious creatures. If you are dealing with a potential rodent infestation, simply contact Avon Pest Control today to schedule a complimentary consultation and assessment. They also help remove pests from schools, businesses, cinemas, restaurants, and all residential and commercial establishments across the UK.

For more information, please contact them today or visit their website and review the many pest control services and techniques they offer: http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/miceAndRats/advice.htm

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Common problems with squirrels and other rodents


Squirrels and rodents are synonymous with destroying exterior and interior furniture. They also tend to reproduce at alarming rates, and even carry a range of diseases. These vermin also love to congregate in warm and arid areas, which give them warmth, protection, and the perfect place to breed. These animals have even been known to attack dogs, cats, and humans if they feel threatened. With this in mind, it is imperative to contact Avon Pest Control if you suspect or have a squirrel or rodent infestation problem. With years of extensive pest control experience, we have the tools and expertise to rid all residential and commercial properties of rats, mice, squirrels and other rodents. We also know how to prevent future infestations by sealing off any open spaces or susceptible entrance and exit areas.

Why Squirrels and Vermin are Dangerous

Squirrels and rodents can easily contaminate food with urine and droppings. If not taken care of in a timely and professional manner, these pests can truly damage your property as a whole. This includes chewing through walls to create their own entrance and exit pathways, along with damaging furniture and even biting your loved ones and domestic pets. With this in mind, Avon Pest Control utilises strong measures to eliminate vermin and rodents from your home or office. This includes but is not limited to:

·         Complete assessment and analysis of the rodent or squirrel infestation at hand.

·         Placing large sticky pads to trap any mice, rats, or other vermin and creatures in garages, crawlspaces, basements, etc.

·         Sealing off susceptible areas that these animals use to enter and leave your property.

·         Bait and switch – utilising bait to attract the rodents – once they consume this bait they will take it back to their home and spread it out. This results in complete elimination of rats, mice, and their young.

·         Spraying rat and mice based pesticides (sprays and nuggets) to again contain or eliminate the rodent infestation at its core.

·         All services are insured, certified, and designed to prevent squirrels and rodents from establishing a foothold in your property again.

For more information, simply contact Avon Pest Control today for a free estimate and evaluation. You can also visit our website and review the many pest control services and techniques we offer throughout the United Kingdom.

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

Friday, 30 December 2016

If you have noticed more flies in your home lately, you could have a pest problem


Flies are not an everyday occurrence in the winter months which means that if you see them in your home you should get worried. All cluster flies gravitate towards a food source. If you are seeing them around it is because there is something that they are feeding on in your home. Could it be that you are leaving food around? If, for instance, you leave milk or meat uncovered on the kitchen counter you will find flies feasting on them. Once you remove the food items they should go away but if you notice a permanent problem it means that they have a food source that you don’t know about.

It is important to deal with cluster fly problems as soon as you notice them – flies are unsanitary and they carry disease. You should do this by calling in a professional pest control company. They have the necessary experience, equipment and chemicals to get rid of every last fly in your home. They will also do one other very important thing – they will find out what the flies are feeding on and get rid of it. They will also look for any holes that flies may be using to come in and block it in order to get rid of the infestation for good.

One company that stands out at doing this kind of company is Avon pest Control. They are based in Warwickshire but they work in surrounding areas as well. You can be sure that by calling them in you are getting rid of the cluster fly problem in your home for good. Their process is simple. As soon as you call them they will be on their way. They will get into your home discreetly – your neighbours do not need to know that you have a fly infestation. They will then deal with the problem and once they are done they are going to give you tips on what you can do to make sure that you don’t get another infestation in the future.

All the employees are well trained in extermination and very professional. They also are very pleasant and courteous and they work fast so that you can have your home back. In other words, it will be like you never had an infestation of cluster flies in the first place.

In case you are wondering, Avon Pest Control charge very fair prices. Considering that they get rid of the problem for good you can be sure that you are getting value for your money.

Find out more on http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/fliesAndFleas/ 

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Leaving Christmas food out attracts pests - here are some of the tell tale signs you may have a pest problem


Christmas is a time for your family to get together. The only problem is that when families come together to enjoy food they tend to leave a mess behind – people will leave food uncovered on the counter, they will drop it on the floor, leave dirty dishes behind and so on. This is a great opportunity for pests to invade your home because they will be getting 2 things; the first is that food that is all over the house and the second is reprieve from the cold weather outside. It is up to you to know the tell-tale signs that you have a pest problem so that you can get ahead of it before you have an infestation.

The first sign you may see is their excrement – as they eat they leave it behind on countertops, the floor, in and around the sink and so on. It looks like little black beads and you will mostly see it in the morning – pests prefer to forage at night. The other sign is food that has been nibbled on – if you have a developing rat problem you will find food remains that have teeth marks on them. The other sign is the pests themselves – you may find flies or ants in your kitchen and other parts of your home.

So what should you do immediately you see signs that there are pests in your home? It is very important that you act right away. The problem with pests is how fast they multiply. In no time at all what was a dozen little creatures could swell into hundreds. Remember they have everything that they need to breed – you are giving them food and a warm place to stay. The best thing to do is call in a professional Warwickshire pest control company to take care of things right away. These are companies that have the necessary expertise and experience to get rid of pests. One that comes highly recommended is Avon Pest Control.

Avon Pest Control has been helping residents of Warwickshire and surrounding areas get rid of pests for many years. They have the equipment and chemicals that are needed to take care of nests of all sizes. They deal with all kinds of pests including rodents so you can be sure that they will be thorough. In addition to that they are discreet – they know that it can be embarrassing for your neighbours to know that they have an infestation so they aim to get in and out of your home without a fuss. They are all very professional and highly trained.

You can find out more about them at http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Ensure your home is rid of any pests before Christmas


A colorful event or occasion can be ruined by the presence of a pest or an invasion of several parasites. Christmas is a season that everyone is always anticipating to spend time with their friends and loved ones.  It is important that you, therefore, seek the services of a professional pest control service provider early enough when you discover the onset of pests in your home, to avoid being embarrassed in front of your guests.

Avon Pest Control offers environmentally friendly pest control services that are reliable and efficient. The company is one of the leading pest control companies in Warwickshire and aims to provide effective and environmentally friendly pest and vermin control services with a speedy response. We are a certified company by the British Pest Control Association, and our technicians are also certified by various pest control bodies. These experts comply with all health and safety and relevant food safety legislation requirements. All these qualities make them a good pest control company that you can rely on.

Some of the pests that Avon Pest Control Company deals with include the following:

Rodents
Rodents have over the years been considered as a challenge globally especially in line with the food supply as they consume an annual percentage of five.
Mice are very swift and easily penetrate through small cracks. They can easily move through any openings despite the size whenever in search of food and shelter. Their presence can be identified through noise and droppings.

Rats can gnaw and get into buildings and contaminate things with their urine, droppings, as well as hair. Rats can easily breed in areas that have a suitable supply of food and water.

Wasps and bees
It is recommended that wasps’ nests be treated and destroyed whenever possible. It can be done when noted in late spring and summer season before the formation of the mated queens in the late autumn.
Bees have several species and hence it is important that one takes care to identify the species before taking any control measures.  The company works closely with beekeepers to help relocate these bees to a more suitable location.

Flies and Fleas
Flies cause nuisance and most of the carry disease and pathogenic organisms within their intestinal tracts. They are mostly common in the summer weather while others are still active and hibernating in the winter and cause a continuous nuisance to the house occupants.
Fleas are common to pets and will cause irritation to these pests and occasionally to occupants of new homes where pets had been residing. It is recommended that a thorough vacuum cleaning is done before treating with an insecticide.

Other pests that Avon Pest Control can eradicate include cockroaches, ants and bedbugs, and birds. Make your Christmas colorful by calling us to manage and treat any pest infestation in your home or check out our website http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/