Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Rodents Hantavirus - Prevention, Causes & Symptoms

mouse crawling out milk mug

The Rodent Hantavirus is exclusively transmitted by mice and rats.

However, this infectious disease is also carried by a wide range of rodents related to the vermin population as a whole.

While other animals have in built immunity against this disease, Hantavirus prevention is very important for all humans.

In fact, it is important to understand the Hantavirus symptoms - in order to take immediate precautions and preventative care if you suspect an infection.

How do humans contract the Hantavirus?


Humans contract the Hantavirus via direct or indirect exposure to mouse droppings.

They can also contract the disease through vermin saliva and rodent urine.

In some cases, the disease has even been passed to humans from rat bites.

It is important to know that the Hantavirus cannot be passed from one person to another.

However, there are some rare cases of the Andes Hantavirus being passed from people to people.

many mice in hay

The Hantavirus Symptoms & Causes

Rodents Hantavirus causes two common diseases in humans that get infected.

This includes the pulmonary syndrome, which causes severe lung problems and respiratory issues.

This strain can be potentially lethal if not treated in a timely and professional medical manner.

The respiratory strain has basically managed to get a strong foothold in North and South America over the years.

There is also the hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.

This is directly caused by dangerous mice droppings, and mainly affects UK, Europe and Asia.

This disease cause kidney and organ failure, and is incredibly dangerous.

Those suffering from the Hantavirus can experience:
  • Tiredness, dizziness and fatigue.
  • Fever, chills and muscle aches.
  • Nausea, abdominal pain and persistent cough.
  • Rashes, blurred vision, and low blood pressure.



The chances of contracting the Hantavirus in Warwickshire and Yorkshire - and across the UK are slim.

However, there is no known vaccine as of yet.

This means it's important to take preventative measures to safeguard your family and yourself from harm.

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At Avon Pest Control, we have the tools and expertise to protect your home or business from vermin and rodents.

This includes:
  • Blocking off all potential rodent openings in your kitchen, living room, attic, basement or crawlspaces.
  • Eliminating rats, mice, and their young onsite. This is done with the latest in cutting-edge pesticides, sprays and traps.
  • Safely eliminating rat droppings and urine with high-end disinfectants and sprays.
  • We help families protect themselves by teaching them how to wear gloves, goggles, and close all food containers and Tupperware.
The  Rodents Hantavirus can be lethal and we want to protect all our customers and their families.

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Friday, 23 February 2018

Preventive Stinging Insect Pest Control Tips

infographic what to do if a bee bites?

Avon Pest Control is your source for the best in stinging insect pest control services. With years of extensive industry experience, we continue to service Warwickshire and Yorkshire homes and businesses with true value and pride.

From hornets and wasps to bees, nothing can be more painful than getting stung by these dangerous insects.

However, most insects do not sting humans or pets - unless they feel threatened or scared.

With this in mind, there are preventive stinging tips available for all Warwickshire and Yorkshire home and business owners.

While we will list essential techniques and tips, we recommend anyone that gets stung to go to a local emergency or urgent care center right away.

wasp in plantPrevent Stinging Insects - Bees

Honeybees are crucial to flower pollination and honey production.

Sadly, millions of bees are dying across the UK and world -due to commercialisation of land where their hives are present.

With this in mind, Avon Pest Control has the tools and expertise to safely remove all bee hives and nests.

We also check your home attics, basements and crawlspaces to safely remove bee colonies as well.

This helps protect them from unnecessary extermination, while protecting you and yours from receiving potentially lethal bee stings.

Remember, the following can happen if you are stung by even a single bee:
  • Facial swelling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Swelling in the affected areas
The last thing we want is any of our customers to get stung by bees, hornets or wasps. With this in mind, it is imperative to contact us so we can remove these hives, mudpacks, and colonies from your home or business.

Prevent Stinging Insects - Wasps and Hornets

Wasps and hornets are known to possess dangerous stings that can be lethal.

Avon Pest Control utilises the safest methods in eliminating wasp and hornet nests - inside and outside your properties.

We also use cutting-edge pesticides and aerial sprays that eliminate these harmful insects - and their young - onsite.

However, here are a few essential tips to prevent stings from wasps and hornets alike:
  • If you spot wasp and hornet nests or mudpacks, DO NOT use commercial sprays to eliminate them. This can result in hornets and wasps swarming you and yours - due to the threats.
  • Always contact Avon Pest Control to remove wasp and hornet nests in a timely, professional and effective manner.
  • Try not to wear brightly colored clothing if you spot these nests - hornets and wasps are attracted to bright colors, especially red and may try to attack you and yours.
For more information, simply contact or visit:

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Rat and Mice Baiting Tips from Avon Pest Control

Moouse trap

We all know how dangerous vermin are to homes and businesses and also the health of all living in these homes

No truer is this than for properties across Warwickshire and Yorkshire, which always strive to remain rat and mice free.

However, while pesticides and traps are essential in combating vermin infestation, there are rat and mice baiting tips that are equally as effective.

Avon Pest Control will share our most important rat and mice baiting tips with you here.

We, Avon Pest Control, your seasoned, reputable and premier pest control agency,  has the tools and expertise to rid your home of rats and mice across the board.

In fact, our highly-dedicated and skilled specialists have a proven track record of tackling vermin problems in the Warwickshire area.

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Rat and Mice Bait Tips, Products and Strategies

Like the name suggests it, rat and mice bait are designed to lure and eliminating unsuspecting rodents.

In the past, large mouse traps with cheese were the only ways to attract and eradicate vermin onsite.

However, many rodents have caught on to this method - and even perfected ways to bypass or remove bait form traps without being killed.
mouse trap with thank you note from mice

With this in mind, new technologies have resulted in more effective rat and mice bait products, including the following:

  • Rat Pellets


    Rat pellets are designed in vibrant colors, which attract rats and mice to feed.

    They simply feed on these unsuspecting poisons and carry them back to their colonies.

    This results in shared-feeding, which eliminates entire rat and mice colonies onsite.

    Pellets can be placed anywhere in your home or office, including interiors or exteriors.

    However, it is important that you keep your children and domesticated pets away from eating these pellets - which can be harmful and lethal.

  • Rat and Mice Zappers


    Avon Pest Control carries a wide array of rat and mice baiting products.

    This includes zappers, which sort of look like the old Roach Motel products.

    Like traditional mouse traps, these units send off an electrical charge that zaps rats and mice on contact.

    The vermin are attracted by bait placed within the zapper, as well as enticing odors and aromas that draw them in for elimination.

  • Traditional Sticky Pads


    Avon Pest Control has long used sticky pads to capture and eliminate pests of all breeds.

    This includes ants, along with spiders, garden snakes, and yes - even rodents. We can inspect your home or business for rat and mice droppings, as well as eggs.

    These areas need sticky pads, which have attractive colors that emulate syrupy, sweet foods.

    Once the vermin land on these pads - there is simply no way for them to escape.

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For more information, simply contact or visit our website by clicking the logo above.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

How to Deal With Faeces of Starlings and Pigeons

Pigeons on a roof.

Starlings and pigeons are called pest birds for a reason - they can do a lot of damage to properties and businesses, and even worse, they can lead to pretty serious diseases.

These types of birds multiply very fast, and once they find a place where they can nest it is very hard to root them out.

If you notice more than one or two starlings or pigeons on your property or business it is important to take steps immediately before their numbers increase and call in a pest exterminating service.

In case you are wondering what kind of damage they cause, these birds tend to leave droppings on roofs and other surfaces which will lead to the complete destruction or degradation of the buildings affected. These dropping can also cause diseases such as Salmonella, Ornithosis or parrot fever and more.

The best way to deal with the faeces of starlings and pigeons is to get rid of the birds themselves - if they are not there the droppings will not be either.

There are several things that you can do:
    Forbidden to feed the pigeons sign.
  • If you have a bird feeder it could be why the starlings and pigeons are hanging around in the first place. You can try using a restrictive feeder instead of your usual one. These feeders come with barriers of different types, such as mesh or small perches which make the birds uncomfortable. Less harmful birds will be able to feed as usual, but because starlings and pigeons are big they will not.
  • There are certain foods that attract pest birds. These include suet, kitchen scraps and cracked corn so make sure that you don't have these anywhere near your property. To feed less harmful birds you can try Nyjer, safflower seed, nectar and whole peanuts which starlings and pigeons don't like very much.
  • If you have fruit bearing trees you should consider having them covered with a net when they are in season. Any fruit that drops to the ground should be collected as soon as possible.
  • Prune trees to eliminate perches where these birds can nest.
What if you do all these things and the infestation persists?

The best thing to do is to call in professional pest control expert such as Avon Pest Control.

They are a Warwickshire pest extermination company that are highly experienced in getting rid of all kinds of pests and rodents, including starlings and pigeons.

They have all the necessary equipment to drive these birds away and make sure that they don't come back.

You can find out more on their website here: 

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Friday, 9 February 2018

Spring is coming, top prevention tips to avoid common UK pests.

ant eating

Spring is around the corner in Warwickshire and Yorkshire and many homes and businesses in Yorkshire are preparing for cleaning.

While it's great to remove unwanted and discarded items to make space, what about those spring pests that will soon be buzzing around your door?

At, Avon Pest Control, we offer the best spring pest prevention tips for new and existing home or business owners.

This includes preventing ant and termite infestations, while combating stinging insects, spiders and even rodents.

Remember, these critters love to congregate and procreate in warm and arid temperatures. With this in mind, the spring season usually sees a resurgence of pest activities and we at Avon Pest Control are always ready to help you rid your home or business of these spring pests.


Carpenter Ants


Carpenters ants are among the most common UK  spring pests during spring.

This family of insects love to forge for food and new shelters during the warmer months.

ant mound

They can also create massive ant mounds.
More, they tend to infiltrate your home or business.

With this in mind, Avon Pest Control can check any of your properties for any ant nests, while spraying the latest in pesticides.

We also remove ant tunnels going in and out of your home or business.

More, we block off these routes with bait and sticky pads.

stop ants sign

Pavement Ants


Pavement ants are usually found outside in garden and yard soils.

However, they can also enter properties searching for food and shelter.

These colonies tend to be large, and only Avon Pest Control has the tools and know-how or expertise to effectively treat - and rid - your properties of these common UK spring pests.

We also advise home and business owners to do the following:

•    Keep food containers closed at all times; cereal boxes, Tupperware, and more.
•    Keep food in the refrigerator in tightly sealed containers.
•    Remove food scraps, particles and crumbs from floors and counter-tops.
•    Relocate or remove any under boards, woods, or stones that ants can build nests on or under. This should be a vital part of any Warwickshire and Yorkshire home or business spring cleaning project.

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Wasps and Bees


The spring time also sees wasp, bee and hornet activities rise across Warwickshire and Yorkshire.

To prevent mudpacks, nests, and procreation - we can remove entire nests onsite.

loft with wasp nestAvon Pest Control also has the experience needed to spray your interiors and exteriors - which eliminate these dangerous critters onsite.

However, we work with bee control experts to safely remove any hives - since these insects are essential to pollination and honey production.

With Avon Pest Control's spring pest cleaning tips, you are sure to keep your homes free of these pets for months to come.

For more information, simply contact or visit:

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Sneezing and Coughing Spreads Diseases, So Do Mice...

Woman suffering from a cold.

Many Yorkshire residents will do whatever it takes to avoid catching a cold or flu during cold weather - they will dress warmly, stay away from sick people, take their vitamins and so on.

What they forget is that there are other ways to spread diseases - mice and rats.

When temperatures plummet mice, rats and rodents look for shelter for 2 reasons - warmth and food.

It is too cold for them to stay out there, and since food is hard to come by they get into homes for it.

While you are busy protecting yourself from a cold or flu you may have a budding mouse infestation that can lead to diseases in your Warwickshire or Yorkshire home or business.

The important thing is to know the signs of mice, rat and rodent infestation so that you can take steps right away:
    Mouse on kitchen pot trying to find food.
  • You will hear them in the ceiling late at night when all is quiet. They will be scurrying about trying to find their way to a food source.
  • You will see their droppings on the floor, in cupboards and drawers - they are dark brown little pellets.
  • There will be an ammonia smell in the air, much like the smell of urine. If the mice or rat infestation is severe you will notice what are called urine pillars. These are small mounds of fur, grease and urine.
  • You may see grease marks on walls where the mice brush up as they scurry about.
  • You may see the mice themselves, especially when there is food left out in the open.
  • You can test whether you do indeed have mice by sprinkling a thin layer of flour on the floor - in the morning there will be little footprints.
What can you do to prevent mice from getting into your home?

There are several steps that you can take. The first is to make sure that all food is kept away securely - the primary attraction for mice in homes or businesses is food. Make sure that all leftovers are kept in airtight containers in the fridge, and that the kitchen counter tops and floor are completely clean.

In addition to that you should seal all holes where mice and rats can come through.

Inspect your home to make sure that there are no entryways.

What if you find that you already have mice or rats in your home?

The best thing is to call in rat and mice pest control experts from a company like Avon Pest Control.

Their vermin and pest control services are reputable and effective and also affordable.

Avon Pest Control - rat and mice pest control experts.

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

Monday, 15 January 2018

Rodents and your Building Site - What can be done?

All common rodents from the United Kingdom.

Rodents continue to be a growing problem across Warwickshire and Yorkshire and several more UK counties.

As Avon Pest Control, we have the tools and experience to eradicate vermin from all residential and commercial properties. This includes homes, along with offices and even new construction and building sites.

With timely and effective rats and mice pest control - we can avoid the spread of harmful diseases.

We can also stop potential attacks on humans via rats - with the latter known to carry rabies and other infectious diseases.

With cost-affordable vermin control services, we guarantee safe and rat-free properties for months and years to come. One phone call to 01926 632 929 or an e-mail from you is what we need from you to schedule a complimentary consultation and access to the best pest control services in Warwickshire.

A large construction site.

Rodents in Building Sites

Rodents tend to congregate in building sites for warmth and protection. These plots also offer rats and mice the perfect spots for breeding at alarming rates.

With new construction sites going up all across the UK, many sites may already have hidden, large colonies of rats and mice.

Rat Pest ControlThese rodents can truly disrupt construction by consistently running around in fear - along with
attacking workers they perceive as threats.

With this in mind, you need Avon Pest Control to examine your building sites for vermin and or rodent activity.

Here are some of the services Avon Pest Control offer to stop vermin and rodents from damaging your new building projects:
  • Complete site inspection for rat and mice activity - droppings, burrows, and breeding.
  • Placing large sticky pads and traps to capture and eliminate rats and mice onsite.
  • Placing bait across your building site - so rats can feed on it and spread it to their young and colonies. This results in maximum elimination of vermin and rodents across the board.
  • Checking and blocking certain areas of your building -where vermin use to enter and exit the premises.
  • Spraying or placing pesticides designed specifically to eradicate and stop rat and mice activities.
  • We also remove - in a very careful manner -any deceased rats, mice and their young.
Professional Vermin and Rodent Control Services

Avon Pest Control is a seasoned and reputable company with deep roots in the community.

From Warwickshire to Yorkshire and across the UK, we continue to provide the best, affordable pest and vermin control services in Warwickshire.

Whether for new construction sites, retail properties, or office spaces - we can prevent rats and mice from gaining a foothold in any commercial or residential space.

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Call us today on 01789 293 463.

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