Friday, 9 March 2018

Which Common Pest can Trigger Allergic Reactions?

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Spring is around the corner and many homes and businesses in Warwickshire and Yorkshire are doing seasonal cleaning.

However, the spring season also sees pest triggered allergic reactions across the city and country.

Bug-related allergies affect people of all ages - with symptoms ranging from watery eyes and rashes to extreme itching.

With this in mind, we at Avon Pest Control can service your home and business with the best in insecticides and pest-control techniques.

From silverfish and bedbugs to wasps and hornets, there are several species that can cause harmful allergic reactions in humans - and even pests and we at Avon Pest Control are experts at removing them.

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Let's take a look at some of the most common pests that trigger these problems.

Dust Mites

stop itch text on handDust mites are notorious for causing allergic reactions in humans. This is due to proteins contained in their droppings, along with the dead bodies of mites as well. Allergic symptoms include inflammation of the nose, lungs and eyes. These are very similar to pollen allergies, and you should consult with your doctor about which medications to prevent or tackle these reactions. Similarly, you need to contact Avon Pest Control so we can rid your home or office of these harmful pests. We can also ensure a dust-mite free bed for any property - and we usually check for these critters during the spring and summer months.

cartoon of angry cockroachCockroaches

Cockroaches usually cause allergic symptoms due to their feces and saliva. Similarly, dead cockroaches can also be the root of the problem - and you must contact us to service your property at once.

However, cockroaches are a year round problem and not seasonal like dust mites.

This is all the more incentive to have Avon Pest Control exterminate your home and/or office for these daytime and nocturnal pests.

Cockroach allergies also result in coughing, nasal congestion, sinus infections and ear infections.

Wheezing and skin rashes are synonymous with cockroach allergies as well.

These bugs are even known to cause asthma and respiratory attacks in people.

It is best to see your doctor or emergency service at ones if allergies begin to flair up and cause health problems.

It is also best to let the experts at Avon Pest Control intervene if you suspect a family member might get an allergic reactions caused by any your Warwickshire or Yorkshire home or business.

With years of extensive industry experience, we are always here for you and yours.


wasp nest hanging on beamWasps can also cause allergies in humans and pets.

In fact, a single sting can become a life-threatening issue.

For those allergic to wasp stings, they must carry their epinephrine shots at all time.

Remember, even if you were stung by a wasp and nothing happened - allergies can be acquired over time. Avon Pest Control has the tools and experience to remove dangerous wasps and hornet nests.

We also offer convenient and affordable pest control maintenance plans for all new and existing customers.

For more information, simply contact us today or visit or website here:

Monday, 5 March 2018

How to Remove Horseflies from your Home or Business?


Horseflies are a nuisance because they always succeed in disturbing our peace.

We, at Avon Pest Control offer professional removal services for all types of fly infestations.

But we wanted to share some common prevention tips with you here.

Horseflies are usually large flies and can be as big as 2.5 cm.

They are darkly coloured and they love hanging around cattle, horse stables, and standing water this includes pools, ponds and slow-moving rivers and streams. They are attracted to mammals and the females can bite you because they need blood to create eggs. 
When they bite you, you are likely to exhibit various symptoms such as wheezing, tongue and throat swelling, dizziness or weakness, diarrhea or vomiting and nausea, swelling and redness in areas near the lips and eyes, swelling of the feet, lips, hands and the face as well as difficulty in breathing or swallowing. This is why it is important to get rid of them and continue enjoying living in your space peacefully.
Here are ways in which you can eliminate these annoying flies;

Sticky fly paper; hang fly paper around the area where there are a lot of flies in your home or business premise. These papers will attract as well as trap flies and other flying insects. Replace them when they become overloaded.

Light traps; light traps are another efficient method of eliminating these annoying insects. The light that they produce was designed for attracting different types of flying insects. When they come into contact with these lights, they are zapped and in most of the cases instantly killed. These traps are powered by electricity, hence, they should be placed away from water.

Pesticides; spray the affected areas with pesticides whose main component is Pyrethroids. Those pesticides are made using a natural substance (Chrysanthemum) and they can be used around pets or children.  You can also use other pesticides such as Organochlorine and Organophosphate-based pesticides to see to it that the horseflies do not develop a resistance towards a certain type of pesticide.

Bag trap; this is a trap that is made using two things: a funnel that allows flies to enter and a bag carrying fly foods that attracts them. Apparently, they are one of the best ways to eliminate horseflies. The beauty of using this trap is that horseflies cannot resist the temptation. However, the smell of the trapped flies and the fly food is strong and unpleasant. Ensure that you place it as far away from people's noses as possible.

How to prevent horseflies from invading your home or business and annoying you to death
  • Ensure that your home or business is clean and free of trash and food; food and trash draw in horseflies
  • Keep the pool covered when not in use; cover it especially between June and August when they are most energetic
  • Burn citronella lamps and candles around your business or home; most flying insects are repelled by citrus.
  • Ensure that you weed and mow the lawn regularly; they act as habitats during summer.
If that fails call in the professional help from a pest control expert.

We, Avon Pest Control is glad to help anywhere with any horsefly or insect related  pest control problems you might be experiencing.
You can find more information on our services by visiting our website here:

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Rodents Hantavirus - Prevention, Causes & Symptoms

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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.

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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.

For more information on rodent control, simply contact or visit our website here:


Friday, 23 February 2018

Preventive Stinging Insect Pest Control Tips

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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