Thursday, 26 November 2015

It’s Getting Colder Outside so Keep an Eye Out for Rats Seeking Refuge in Your Home

Imagine you were a rat in the autumn and winter months when the weather turns cold. What would you do? Rats and mice are mammals and during the winter months, they need to seek refuge in warm places. There is no better place for them to hide than in your home. Not only are they warm and cosy, there is plenty of food for them to feed on – any food that you leave out on the kitchen or that ends up on the floor is enough to keep them fed. The problem is how fast rats multiply – there can be dozens of them in just a few months.

Not only do rats carry diseases, they are also very destructive creatures. They will gnaw on wood, carpets and even clothes if they can get to them. They also ruin insulation and could end up costing you a lot of money. You need to get rid of rat infestations in your home as soon as you are aware of their presence. You will know because they leave little black droppings on the floor. You can also hear them scurrying around in the dead of night usually in the ceiling and in the crawl space.

You may be tempted to get rid of the mice yourself using rat poison. The problem with this approach is that you may kill some rats but not all of them. Also, the ones that die usually die in tight spaces and since you may not be able to reach their bodies you will have to live with the smell. A mouse trap may work but you would need a bunch of them if you were to get rid of rodent infestations. So what is the best solution?

You should hire a professional rodent removal company like Avon Pest Control if you want to successfully get rid of all rats in your home. We have been doing it for years and have the necessary equipment, chemicals and experience to get rid of rat infestations. We understand that no one wants their neighbours knowing that they have rats in their home and that is why we are discreet – we will come to your home in an unmarked van and work fast and efficiently so that in no time, your home will be completely rat-free. To ensure that you don’t get rats again we block all the holes where they can crawl through.
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Means More Food in the House; More Food Could Mean More Mice too!

Christmas is a time when families get together to celebrate. There is no celebration that doesn’t involve a lot of food. When you have lots of people in the home there is a good chance that some food will end up on the floor or be left out. This is when mice get a chance to get into your home – they are attracted by the smell of leftovers or food particles on the floor. Mice are very problematic because of how fast they multiply. A few mice could sneak into your home during the Christmas season and by January or February, they could have become dozens – mice reproduce that fast. In many cases where rodent infestation is prevalent the homeowners will tell you that they tried different things but they didn’t work.

One of the most common methods that they use to kill mice is using rat poison. It is true that the mice that eat the poison will die but there is no guarantee that they will all eat the poison. In addition to that, when they crawl off and die in tight spaces they will cause a bad smell in your home for a long time and it's not always easy to locate where the mouse actually is. Some people try mouse traps but you need to buy lots of them and have lots of patience.

The best way to get rid of pest problems such as mice is to call in professionals such as Avon Pest Control. We are experts at removing mice nests and you can be sure that we will take care of the problem for you – we have done so for many homeowners over the years. Avon Pest Control comes as the preferred choice for several reasons:
  • They are effective at what they do. To ensure that they get rid of mice nests they have invested in the latest equipment and they use chemicals to get rid of every last mouse in your home.
  • They understand that their clients don’t want their neighbors knowing that they have mice infestations so they are very discreet. They arrive in unmarked vans and get the job done fast.
  • Avon Pest Control do more than just get rid of mice; they also block the little homes where the mice crawl through to get into your home.
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

It’s Getting Colder outside So Keep an Eye out for Mice Seeking refuge in Your Home

Autumn is just turning into winter here in the UK and during these months mice infestations seem to be more common. What many people don’t realize is that mice are very much like people when it comes to cold weather – when temperatures drop they look for warm places to hide and what better place than your home? The problem with mice is how fast they multiply. What were just 2 or 3 mice a few weeks ago could suddenly become dozens of mice because they have a very short gestation period. Left unchecked, rodent infestations can easily take over your home.

Some people believe that they can take care of pest problems such as mice by themselves. There are many solutions which are marketed and which you can easily buy at your local pet store but the truth is that it is very hard to get rid of mice especially when they are in numbers. They hide in the darkest, smallest corners and it is rather hard to reach them. Rat poison does work but once the mice eat it, they crawl off and hide in dark corners and once they die there your house will stink of dead mice for months. You can use a rat trap but you would need lots of them if you were to clear out an infestation. The best solution is to call in a professional mice infestation removal company such as Avon Pest Control to help you get rid of mice nests.

Avon Pest Control has been helping homeowners deal with pests for many years. Once you call us we will come over to your home and in just a few hours your home will be free of mice. Many people prefer Avon pest Control because:
  • We are prompt. We keep their vehicles packed and ready with the necessary supplies so that once wes receive your call we can come to your home right away.
  • We are discreet. The last thing that you want is the neighbors learning that you have rodent infestations in your home. Avon Pest Control arrive in unmarked cars so no one will know that we are there.
  • We have invested in the best equipment and we always use environment friendly pesticides.
  • We charge very fair prices.
  • Not only do we remove the mice, we also block the tiny spaces that they use to get into your home.
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Monday, 2 November 2015

How quickly do mice breed and what can we do to eradicate them for you before they become out of control?

Mice enter homes in a variety of ways and while some people find the cute and even adorable out in their natural element, when they get into homes and businesses, they can cause all sorts of problems. They get in through cracks and holes that may be in the walls, floors and foundations of any structure. Homeowners commonly do not think about the holes or gaps as problems but all too soon the mice have found a way in and major mice problems are the result. Because of the way their bodies are shaped, mice are able to fit through holes many think are far too small. Mice are expert climbers and can get in through gaps in doors and windows, pet doors, pipes, sewer drains, chimneys, and any number of other entry points.
When the temperatures start to fall and a chill sets in the air, mice infestations tend to begin to peek and homes get overrun by mice, typically in fall. After a colony of mice set up residence inside and find out how great warmth, food, and water can be, they rarely venture outside again. Mice infestation is a big problem because it takes no time at all for a small family of mice to become a very big family. Just 6 mice can become 60 mice in only 3 short months. Most mice reach full sexual maturity after a month so it’s easy to see how quickly a mice infestation can grow out-of-hand and become a serious health hazard and safety risk. They spread disease, cause illness, have germs, some can carry rabies, and mice fur, fleas, and droppings cause allergies. This is why it is so important to jump on a mice infestation because there are so many problems that they cause for the family that shares the home they decide to call their own. 
Prevention and active maintenance is the key to disrupt the cycle of mice reproduction. Avon Pest Control has the tools and equipment necessary to detect and treat mice infestations and many common mice problems. We will scout your home or place of business for entry access points and seal them. We will bait and trap to rid your home of live mice. We will place other controls such as poison and sticky pads in save hard to reach areas to trap the remaining mice. Will we do follow up checks to ensure no breeding mice remain. Do not take your mouse infestation lightly. Call in the experts. Call in the Warwickshire pest control experts- Avon Pest Control!