Friday, 10 March 2017

Monthly Pest Spotlight: Cluster Flies

Cluster flies are common pests that love to congregate in attics and crawlspaces. While they do not lay eggs in human food, they are attracted to open containers and crumbs.

These nuisances tend to procreate rather quickly – resulting in infestation across residential and commercial properties.

As your local pest control experts, Avon Pest Control has the tools and expertise to safely rid any property of flies and fleas. With state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to eliminate these critters and pests within time and budget. One phone call, one e-mail, or simply request a quote via our website, is all you need today to receive a free estimate today.

Removing Cluster Flies from Properties

Cluster flies love to feed on discarded fruit and vegetables. They are especially attracted to sweets and molasses, along with cookies and other sugary snacks. Avon Pest Control utilizes pyrethroid-based insecticides to effectively remove cluster flies from your home or business. These sprays are applied on the undersides of eaves, as well as doors, windows, and the sunny sides of homes and buildings. When cluster flies land on these surfaces – they simply perish before entering any property. Pesticides are also administered around garages, crawlspaces, and especially basements and attics. This is sure to get erradicate your pest problem, while also ensuring it does not return.

Industrial Vacuums and Fly Lights

Avon Pest Control technicians also use small vacuums to suck out any dead flies or those remaining in colonies. This is an essential way to completely eradicate these pets, along with the hair they leave behind – stemming from their legs. There are also fly lights, which can be installed indoors or outdoors. These units essential zap flies and other insects when they make contact with them. You can speak to any of our pest control specialist for more information on light installations, as well as which models and units work best in your particular ue case scenario. If you are tired of seeing flies in and around your home, simply let our professionals take care of all your pest control needs with proven services and techniques.

As your premier pest control company, Avon Pest Control is committed to excellence in all services.

This includes cost-affordable pest control services for rodents, mice, vermin, cockroaches, silverfish, fleas, termites, and all common and exotic pests. We continue to receive great reviews across the region, and are always available for emergency fumigation services.

Simply visit our website or contact Avon Pest Control today to schedule a service appointment.

Friday, 3 March 2017

What to do when Black Garden Ants. become a serious problem.

Black garden ants, also known as the common black ants are considered more of a nuisance when they enter into a home rather than a disease carrier. They can form colonies comprising a single queen and thousands of individual ants. This type of ants can pose a big problem for some gardeners and homeowners.

What are black ants attracted to?

  • In farms - they eat sweet foods like ripe fruits especially fruits like strawberries that lack a thick protective skin. They can also be seen farming honeydew farms around the gardens and vegetations.
  • In homes - black garden ants are a nuisance especially in the early summer months where they explore their surroundings quite extensively in an effort to increase their queen and her young’s food supply and also as a way of testing new ground for the nest's next summer flight. In some cases, these explorations are done by burrowing through mortar and brick and can cause extensive destruction to the house structure.

How can you keep the ants away?

Ants are especially attracted to sweet, sticky substances; therefore, ensure that there are no readily available food sources in your home by;
  • Always covering the food.
  • Clear food and liquid spillages immediately.
  • Tightly seal all rubbish bins.
  • Clear away from pet’s food as soon as its done.
You can also help prevent ants from entering your home through sealing access points like cracks, and crevasses in the door as well as window frames.

How are black garden ants removed when they invade?

A wide range of DIY products are readily available to kill black ants such as ant sprays, ant powders and ant killer gels. DIY products only deal with smaller garden ant problems.

For an established black ant problem however, you will want to consider hiring the services of a professional pest controller to ensure that the problem does not occur again.

Why only a professional pest controller should remove black garden ants

When the black garden ants’ invasion gets out of control, only professional pest control services are recommended to deal with the pest problem or to get rid of the ants.

Avon Pest Control Ltd understands the habits of each ant species and has a range of powerful insecticides to deal with them and leave you with the reassurance that the problem has been fully dealt with.

Our services are fast, effective and also offer the highest level of safety for you, your family and even your pets if any.

Give us a call to book an appointment or visit for more information.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The problems caused by squirrels in roof spaces

The family of squirrels includes tree squirrels, chipmunks, flying squirrels, ground squirrels and the marmots. Squirrels are known to be terrific climbers, but they come to the ground in search of food. They live next to humans and sometimes can be burrowing into the roof spaces and lead to many damages in your home if taken for granted. The problems associated with squirrels in roof spaces include:

Living in the roof spaces - they love to chew their way into walls or roof spaces since they are warm and safe for their young ones. During nest making, they also bring in materials such as dried leaves and hay that can lead to fire outbreaks. They can also end up chewing power cords thus affecting the electrical system and, again, posing a fire risk. 

Noise making - They often run around the roof which causes a lot of noise and disturbing people (especially at night when sleeping).

Chewing on wooden trim - Squirrels also chew on the wooden trims since they like chewing during their daily routine thus making holes in the wood and causing further damage.

How squirrels destroy things
Crop destruction - Squirrels cause damage to crops by feeding on them. Squirrels mostly feed on young plants thus destroying them.

Destruction of irrigation lines - Squirrels chews on the irrigation lines thus making holes that leak water from the pipes or completely damage the pipe.

Vines and trees - they chew the bark of trees and burrow under the trees, causing damage to nuts and fruit.

Squirrels are prolific breeders  and most squirrel species reproduce twice a year usually at the end of winter or in the middle of summer with a gestation period ranging from 30-45 days depending on the species. The squirrels can have 3-4 babies or even up to 15 babies in a litter depending on the species. If you suspect you have a squirrel problem in your home, you may find it becomes an infestation a lot faster than you had anticipated.

They can destroy properties if not dealt with in a timely manner and it is therefore vital to contact a professional pest control company such as Avon Pest Control as soon as you suspect you may have a squirrel problem before the problem gets out of hand. You can contact Avon Pest Control at

Friday, 24 February 2017

How to clear pest infestations and the best ways to prevent the pests from returning

Most people prefer spending more time indoors in winter, but unknown to them, there are also other creatures, namely pests, who eye up the same homes for their winter warmth. 

How Pests Enter Homes And Businesses
These are common things that can attract pests and other microorganisms to your home or business.
Moisture In Your Home
When there is moisture in your place, it will not take the insects much to get there since they love moisture. You need to ensure that you have no leaks by carefully checking the entire plumbing system. Clear the unwanted water within your residential or commercial place to discourage pests.
It does not matter if the piles of items you have do not have food substances in them, pests will be still attracted to them. Insects and rodents love hiding and burrowing in paper piles and other clutter. You should, therefore, keep your home free of clutter, not only to chase away pests but to maintain neatness too.
Small Cracks In Hidden Places
Bugs and other tiny pests may take advantage of small cracks in and around your homestead to gain access into the house. Check the foundation of your house and walls for any form of cracks that may be present.

Common Methods Of Controlling Pests
When pests are not controlled, home and business owners can incur damages.
Apart from just destroying homes, pests can also consume plants and vegetables, and spread dangerous diseases. There are two major ways of controlling pests; natural and chemical.
Natural control methods of pests are done to actually eliminate or reduce pest infestation without causing harm to crops, humans and other organisms. They are methods that include cultivating insects or other tiny organisms that eat pests, companion planting to chase the insects away from the major crops.
A chemical pest control method is the use of dangerous pesticides that immediately kills parasites upon the use. Chemical pesticides have residual and harmful effects on both animals and humans, and therefore should be utilized with caution.

There are also other methods that have been used to tackle common pest problems. These include mousetraps and flypapers that haven’t born much fruit in the entire war against pest problem.
It does not matter the type of pest you have, Avon Pest Control Ltd is ready to help you eliminate pests in a more fast and professional way. Call us today or you can also check more at

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 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:

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: