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.

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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:

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

How-to erradicate hornet nests from your home?

Hornets live communally, and they make their nests by chewing wood to make a paper pulp. The nests should be treated and most preferably removed for they can be quite hazardous.

The first step in eradicating a hornet nest is detecting the location of the nest.

Most Hornets build their nests on trees and shrubs while others make their nests underground.

The Hornets get drawn to vegetable gardens and still water. You can detect the presence of the Hornets by their movements in groups. Once you see the Hornets, follow their trail for a while as they fly and you will be able to locate the hornet nest.

Other than that, you can check around the roof and areas where cables enter buildings.

After detecting the location of the nest, the second step is eradicating the hornet nest.

Some people are bold enough to remove the hornet nests on their own. One should be very careful while getting rid of the hornet nests.

The best time to take down the nest is at night.

Use of pesticides, smoking the nest and drowning the nest are efficient ways to eradicate the pests. But, protective gear is quite useful in making sure that you do not get hurt by the Hornets.

Alternatively, you can call the Avon Pest Control services; specifically, we have well trained staff specialised in the removal of Hornets, wasps and bees.

Avon Pest Control can assist you with the removal of any Hornet nests.

All our operatives at Avon Pest Control services are equipped with protective gear so we can safely take down any Hornet nests.

Hornets are very dangerous compared to the typical wasps for their stings contain an enormous amount of venom. The hornets can sting repeatedly and do not die after stinging. Therefore, the best thing to do when faced with a hornet nest situation is calling a professional pest control expert to correct the issue.

We, at Avon Pest Control, are professionals in wasp, hornets and bees pest removals and have experts dealing with the pests in your homes and gardens.

We have been providing quality pest control services by helping our clients get rid of various pests including wasps, bees, rats and bed bugs among others.

When it comes to dealing with the hornets in your backyard or around the roof of your house, we will eradicate the Hornets and set up measures to prevent the Hornets from returning to your compound.

At Avon Pest Control, we use different techniques to deal with the pests depending on the environment in which the pests are found. So, do not hesitate to call Avon Pest Control for all your pest control problems or simply visit our website for more information on our services.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

How can I get rid of fleas and flies in my home?


Flies and fleas are some of the most annoying insects across Yorkshire County.

In fact, these little pests not only irritate humans - but domesticated animals as well. They also carry diseases, which can be spread simply by their droppings and hair.

With this in mind, the experts at Avon Pest Control have the tools and expertise to rid your home or business of these critters. With years of extensive industry experience, we utilize the latest pesticides and techniques to help eradicate your property of these common pests. One phone call to 01789 293 463 or an e-mail to is all you need to get the best and most affordable pest control services in the Yorkhsire area.

Getting Rid of Flies and Fleas

There are several ways to tackle fly and flea infestation in your home. However, how do you know which method works best?

After all, there are fly zappers and literally hundreds of pesticides available on the market.

At Avon Pest Control, we determine the best ways to remove flies and fleas in your home or office.

This is done with careful pest analysis and assessment techniques, which enables us to offer the following services for all new and existing customers:
  • Spraying pesticides - interiors and exteriors - that eliminate flies, fleas and their young (eggs) on contact.
  • Utilizing light or zap-based units (mainly outdoor) that attracts flies but eradicate them on the spot.
  • Spraying pest-friendly pesticides - or advising owners on the best gels and creams to put on dogs and cat for fast flea removal.
  • Removing any visible fly or flea havens and colonies - basements, crawlspaces, attics, and all interior rooms and exterior areas.
  • Using mist-based pesticides that will eradicate all interior fleas and flies on the spot. However, pests and humans cannot be at home for a few hours for safety and health reasons.

Vital Tips for Fly and Pest Infestation Control

At Avon Pest Control, we are committed to the health and safety of all our customers. While we handle all pest control services for you - we also recommend the following steps in preventing flies and fleas from infesting any Yorkshire home or business:
  • Patch up any holes - this helps prevent fly and flea infestation; especially if they are latched on to rodents and mice.
  • Keep yards clean and trim - proper landscaping is needed to prevent insect infestation of any kind.
  • Keep food containers closed - open food particles attract these pests.
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Meet Tom, The 'Purr'-Fect answer to Yorkshire's Squeaking problems!


Rats and mice are no strangers to homes and businesses across Yorkshire County.

However, Avon Pest Control remains a seasoned and reputable company that can eradicate these rodents from your properties.

From sticky pads and traps to pesticides and blocking entrances - exit routes, we truly have the tools and expertise to eliminate mice and rats from your dwellings.

In fact, our vermin control services are heralded for securing maximum results across the board.

One phone call to 01926 632 929 or e-mail to is all you need to get the best rodent and pest control services across the UK and or Yorkshire.

Things That Go Squeak in the Night

We all know the tale of the famed cartoon "Tom and Jerry".

Tom, of course, loves to seek Jerry out and try to have him for dinner any chance he can get.

However, Jerry is always too swift for Tom the Cat - and practically gets away all the time.

While this remains one of the most popular cartoons ever, there is a lot of substance and truth behind the comic strip.

For one, cats do have the ability to exactly pinpoint the locations of mice and rodents - especially those hiding within walls, Sheetrock, floorboards, cabinetry and more.

With this in mind, Avon Pest Control utilizes cutting-edge rodent detection equipment that truly rivals any cat or feline's senses and instincts.

This enables us to catch mice and rats - where they congregate and breed - and safely dispose of them onsite.

We also spray leading pesticides, as well as use bait traps to capture and eliminate these dangerous pests.

While Tom and Jerry is just a cartoon, a recent true story about a cat named Tom helping his pest control technician has gone viral.

While there is no "cat hunting mouse" division at Avon Pest Control, we do employ similar techniques to prevent rodent infestation and protect your loved ones and property.

Avon Rat and Mice Control Services

At Avon Pest Control, we are committed to excellence in all mice and rat control services. We also offer complimentary consultations for all new and existing clients.

As always, we advise our customers on the best ways to prevent rodent infestation within their homes and businesses.

This includes simple tips like closing food containers, along with blocking off entrance paths; garages, windows, Sheetrock cracks, etc.

If you are tired of things that go squeak in the night, let us take care of all your rodent problems and issues today!

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