Tuesday, 17 October 2017

5 Most 'Surprising' Questions About Pests Answered!

Avon, UK - October 4, 2017- Avon Pest Control is an industry leader in pest control services across the South-Yorkshire area.We specialize in tackling infestation of all kinds in all residential and commercial properties and businesses. With years of extensive industry experience, we continues to receive stellar industry ratings and customer reviews. Avon Pest Control services can truly rid your home or business of all pests and critters, we also offer safe and efficient pest control and disposal services for for most common pests in homes and businesses across our own local area.  

Below are a few FAQ's we often have to answer.  

Question 1 - I have noticed large bees on my patio and every time I sit there one or two threaten to sting. I have looked around and cannot find a hive. Where are they coming from and what can I do to get rid of them?
Answer: This is not an uncommon problem - often homeowners will notice bees but cannot located their source. It is likely that the hive is in a tucked away location on your property, possibly hidden somewhere between boards. They reason they are threatening to sting is that the hive has been disturbed by something, possibly a rodent that enjoys honey. It is not a good idea to go after them yourself as you don't know how big the hive is. It is best to call in a professional pest control company.

Question 2 - I only just noticed that I have an infestation of bed bugs in my home - we wake up with itchy bumps and I have seen some crawling around on furniture. I have been told that there are very effective insecticides in the US but it is not approved here. How can I get it?

Answer: The truth is that while there are many insecticides that can kill bed bugs, it is hardly recommended that you try and do it yourself. Some of these pesticides are dangerous especially for children and pets. In addition to that, bedbugs lay eggs in the tiniest spaces and you may not be able to get to those. You should hire a professional exterminator since they have the right equipment and they also have chemicals that are effective without being dangerous.

Question 3 - I have tried everything but I still find that ants are attracted to my kitchen in summer. What can I do?
Answer: Stop leaving scraps of food around. Different pesticides work for different kinds of ants so the best thing to do is call in a professional. Also, it is likely that there is a nest underneath your home - the exterminators will find it and get rid of it.

Question 4 - Pigeons have made my roof their home. How can I get rid of them?
Answer: Pigeons are a common and sticky problem. Unfortunately once they take residence it is hard to get rid of them. Professional pigeon exterminators can get the job done.

Question 5 - I have mice in my attic and they seem to be multiplying. What should I do?
Answer: Make sure to call professional exterminators right away as mice numbers multiply fast.

For more information on our pest control and removal or disposal services for your property or business, please contact or visit:

111 Masons Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 9NE, UK
Office: 01789 293 463

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

How to Assess If You Have a Bedbug Infestation?

Did you know that in more than 50% of homes that have bedbugs infestations the owners have no idea they are present?

Bedbug infestations have become commonplace and you can carry them home from anywhere. You can get them on your clothes in a bus, from a hospital seat or bed, in a hotel room - in short, so long as it is a highly trafficked area there is a chance that it has bedbugs.

As a homeowner you should be concerned because these bedbugs multiply very fast and before you know it you will have a bedbug infestation on your hands. There are certain signs that tell you that you have bedbugs in the home. Keep in mind that these bedbugs don't just thrive in beds - they can also be found in the nooks and crannies of furniture and even in the creases of your sofa.

Here is what you should look out for:

  • The most obvious is bedbug bites. These are small, itchy bumps that you will notice in the morning. This is because bedbugs feed at night. The bumps may be scattered or in a row and they can be on any part the body that is exposed during sleep.
  • Many people assume that one sign of bedbugs is blood on bed sheets and clothing - after all they are blood suckers. This is not true! bedbug stains are actually dark brown or black because the blood is already digested. If you notice more than a few such stains there is a good chance that you have a bedbug infestation.
  • You may also find their exoskeletons or shells on bedding and in clothing as well as dark fecal matter on bed sheets. The exoskeletons are clear in color as the bedbugs shed them as they grow bigger.
  • Lastly, you will know that you have a bedbug infestation if you see them crawling around. When their numbers swell they are forced to crawl around during the day and you may be able to spot a few of them.
The important thing to do if you find bedbugs or suspect that you have them is to call in a professional exterminator.

There are insecticides that are available commercially but the problem with dealing with a bedbug infestation yourself is that you may not get to all of them, and you will find tackling the eggs even harder.

A professional knows where to find them and he has the tools and chemicals to get rid of them safely and for good.

For more information on our bedbug pest control and removal or disposal services for your property or business, please contact or visit:

111 Masons Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 9NE, UK
Office: 01789 293 463

Thursday, 5 October 2017

How to dispose of dead animals in your home or business?

Avon, UK - October 5, 2017- Avon Pest Control is an industry leader in pest control services across the Yorkshire area in the UK. From mice and rodents to flies and cockroaches, they specialize in tackling infestation in all residential and commercial properties. With years of extensive industry experience, the company continues to receive stellar industry ratings and customer reviews. While Avon Pest Control can truly rid your home of all pests and critters, they also offer safe and efficient pest removal and disposal services for dead or life animals. This includes pigeons and starlings, along with bats, rats, hedge hogs and even foxes and large birds.

Dead animals are usually found in warm and arid areas of properties. This includes basements and attics, along with crawlspaces and even between walls and Sheetrock. Whether due to pesticides - courtesy of Avon Pest Control  - or other factors, dead animals can lower your property value and be harmful to your loved ones and domesticated pets.

In fact, dead animals can attract flies and other insects to your home or business as well - resulting in unwanted and additional infestations. With this in mind, customers need Avon Pest Control to remove and dispose of these dead animals in a timely and professional manner.

Avon Pest Control has the tools and expertise to safely dispose of all dead and living animals and pests in your property. This includes rats and mice caught in traps, as well as dead birds or animals that have been attacked by larger predators. Failure to do something about dead animals can result in health issues, as well as the spreading of infectious diseases across your property. Avon Pest Control has - and continues to - remove dead animals from homes, businesses, houses of worship, entertainment venues and all residences and commercial establishments across Yorkshire.

The problem with dead animals is that they can emit a foul and disgusting odor throughout any home or business. This stench can prevent your loved ones and friends from living a normal and healthy life. From raccoons and squirrels to birds of prey, Avon Pest Control is a seasoned and reputable company that takes care of all animal and pest issues from start to finish. They also offer complimentary consultations.

For more information on dead animal removal from your property, please contact or visit:

111 Masons Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 9NE, UK
Office: 01789 293 463

Friday, 22 September 2017

Bed bugs in the Healthcare sector: A serious problem!

If you own a healthcare facility or are in charge of running one there is something that you must always be on the lookout for - bed bugs.

These tiny bed bugs multiply very fast and once they do they are very hard to get rid of.

Worse yet, they hide in the smallest nooks and crannies and don't come out to feed until night time.

They bite and leave red, itchy bumps that will make your patients very uncomfortable - some may even seek treatment elsewhere.

Worse yet, they will carry them back home and start new infestations there.

So how do you make sure that you don't get bed bugs in the first place?
  • Make sure that your employees are well trained on how to identify bed bugs and bed bug bites. There should be a procedure in place that is known to all on what to do when bed bugs are spotted.
  • Housekeeping should be trained on how to look for bed bugs in laundry and in furniture. They should know how to spot fecal and blood spots, cast skins, eggs, and the various body parts the bed bugs leave behind.
  • All laundry, including bed sheets, should be labeled according to department and then floor and room. This way in case bed bugs are spotted in laundry the source of the infestation can be tracked down and dealt with.
  • You should schedule inspections at least 4 times a year when everything is checked for bed bugs - beds, bed sheets, bed frames, bed headboards, wheelchairs and medical equipment that patients come into contact with.
  • Medical staff should know how to identify bed bug bites on new patients so that the right procedures can be followed during admissions. This way the hospital will avoid getting bed bugs from patients. Part of the discharge process for such patients should include a talk about bed bugs and what they should do when they get home to kill the infestation.
  • If a hospital employees notices bed bugs on a mattress they should immediately cover it with a plastic sheet so as to stop the infestation from spreading.
When it comes to bed bugs the best thing to do is make sure that you don't get them in the first place but what happens if you do?

You should immediately call professional exterminators like Avon Pest Control.

They have the equipment, staff and skills set necessary to get rid of most vermin infestations.

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

Thursday, 14 September 2017

How to Deal With Wasps and Bees in Your Home?

The number of bees and wasps in the UK is slowly rising.

In the past, the cold winters killed them off and they were only able to thrive in the summer but warmer winters means they are able to reproduce almost all year round.

Do not be surprised, therefore, if you see them around your home. If you do you have to act fast - bees and wasps can form colonies in a short time and cause problems in the home.

Not only do they leave painful stings on people and pets, they can lead to property damage.

There are several things that you can do to keep them from multiplying:
  • The best thing that you can do is to prevent them from coming into your home in the first place. Find anything that they may be attracted to and get rid of it such as left over food. Make sure to leave food covered at all times and wipe away any spillages. Keep your kitchen clean - dirty kitchens are a haven especially for bees.
  • Peppermint is a great way to repel both bees and wasps. If you notice them in certain parts of your home you can dip pieces of cotton wool in peppermint oil and leave them in these places.
  • There are some oil blends that are marketed as repelling bees and wasps. You can try these and find out whether they are effective.
  • You can get rid of nests using soap and water. Just fill a spray bottle and when the wasps and bees leave spray the nest. Any eggs inside will die and the nest will fall to the ground. The bees and wasps will likely move to another nest somewhere else.
If you have a big infestation you should not try to get rid of it yourself - you may get seriously stung.

The best thing to do is leave it to the professionals. A good rextermination service has the right gear, equipment and chemicals to get rid of bees and wasps for a long time.

Our services come highly recommended Avon pest control has been dealing with all kinds of pest control issues for many years. So if your confronted with a bee or wasp infestation simply give us a call on 01789 293 463 and we will sort the problem for you.

We have a great track record when it comes to removal from your home or business of all kinds of insects including wasps and bees.

We work extremely fast and try to respond to all our client requests within 24 hrs. We are very professional in every sense of those words.

We offer outstanding guarantees.

You can find out more about how we get rid of wasps and bees on our website:

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Experiencing Flea Control Issues at home?

Fleas can very quickly become a big problem in the home - one flea has the potential to lay thousands of eggs at once and they hatch rather quickly.

Many people assume that fleas are limited to pets but this is not true - you will sometimes find fleas in homes where there are no pets.

You should be concerned if you see fleas in your home because they can lead to several problems. If you have a pet, such as a cat or a dog, fleas will bite them relentless and eventually your pet's coat will be irritated and even develop sores.

In humans fleas don't cause serious health problems but they bite especially around the feet and ankles.

So what is the best way to deal with fleas?

You should make sure that they don't get into your home in the first place.

If you have a pet it is important to wash it at least once a month with flea control shampoo. There are many different types in the market that are safe. If you usually take your dog to the park it is very important that your pet doesn't interact with other dogs that you suspect have fleas. If your pet did make sure to wash her as soon as you get home. Cats are harder to wash but you can do it if you know how - there are websites that tell you how you can keep your cat flea-free.

Make sure that you vacuum on a regular basis. Go for the hidden places - fleas hardly every come out in the open. Get your vacuum cleaner between cushions, under mattresses and in wood joints. Vacuuming is not enough - fleas are very hard to kill so the best thing to do immediately after you vacuum is to take out the bag and dispose of it outside.

Sometimes, however, you can do these things and still find yourself with an increasing number of fleas in the home.

If this happens it is time to call in a professional exterminator. They have the necessary chemicals and equipment to make sure that they get rid of all fleas as well as their eggs.

One of the best pest control services in your area is offered by Avon Pest Control.

They are very effective at getting rid of all sorts of infestations in your home and or business including fleas.

They work fast and they don't use chemicals that are harmful to humans or pets.

You can find out more on their website:

Saturday, 2 September 2017

What Do Mice Like To Eat? How to Keep Them Out of your Home?

Mice infestations are not uncommon in Yorkshire homes especially as we near the winter months. As it gets colder and colder they look for warm places to hide and they may end up in your home.

What was just a few mice can become dozens in just a few weeks - they reproduce very fast.

You will end up with lots of property damage and they may even cause illness.

The best thing to do is to avoid getting mice into your home.

Make sure that there is nothing for them to eat - if they starve they will seek somewhere else to live.

But what do mice like to eat?

Unfortunately, they are not fussy eaters. Mice will eat lots of things.

Many people assume that they like cheese when in fact many of them will eat it as a last resort or not at all.

Mice like to eat fruit, vegetables, grains and seeds, all kinds of protein and other insects. If you leave any of these things lying about they will come out in the night to feed and then go back to their nests and reproduce. Make sure that all food is kept away after meals and clean the kitchen floor and counters of all scraps.Make sure that your garbage is securely covered and that your larder is properly closed.

If, however, you hear noises in the night or see mice droppings it is important that you take action right away. Mice traps can work if you only have a few mice in the home.

You can also try using poison although you run another risk - if they eat the poison and die in hard-to-reach places they will make your home stink.

The best thing to do is to call in a professional mice pest control expert or pest exterminator.

They have all the equipment necessary and they know how to get rid of mice permanently.

The best companies make sure that they close all entrances that the mice may use to get into your home and they will also give you tips on how to make sure that they don't come back.

After the extermination they will take all the dead mice with them so you don't have to worry about disposal.

We, Avon Pest Control are a local and reputed company which a wide range of pest control services to chose from.

We are fast and efficient and we are also discreet.

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