Wednesday, 30 November 2016

How do I know if I have a rodent problem in my home?

Rodent infestation in a home can be incredibly destructive. Different species of rodents exhibit different feeding and nesting behaviors.  An infestation by rodents causes extensive damage to the home environment and any content that is found within the house. Rodents multiply fast and exterminating an infestation might prove difficult. This is the reason why it is advisable for anyone experiencing a rodent infestation to contact their local pest control professional to carry out inspection and offer customised solutions.
It is no easy for you to come across a rat or mice unless there is a severe infestation. You should, therefore, be keen to look for possible signs of infestation. You should also be in a position of identifying their distinct behaviors so as to control their infestation. For instance, mice are very swift and can penetrate small openings quickly. Rats, on the other hand, can gnaw and get into buildings and contaminate materials with their urine, hair and droppings. Rats will often find their way into a building through drainage systems and any areas that have suitable supply of food and water offers a good breeding site for these rodents. 
Some of the most common infestation signs that you should be on the lookout for include:
•    Droppings around areas with food, in drawers and under the sink
•    Chewed food packaging
•    Presence of nesting material like fabric shredded paper, or dried plant matter
•    Stale smells from hidden corners
•    Holes chewed through walls; these create an entry point into the building
Hiring a professional rodent control service provider is essential when it comes to controlling pests such as rodents. These agencies have technicians who are well trained and know which areas to treat and how to handle the infestation. 
One primary reason for hiring is a professional is that it prevents further hazardous conditions. All pest control experts are trained and know the working mechanism of their products and know where best to place them. Most of these companies mind the environment and are going green by using products that promote the safety of your home and the environment. When they need to use hazardous products, they will first ensure the safety of your home environment.
These professionals will draw up plans that suit your specific needs. They take into account your home size, the infestation level, and the long-term prevention measures. This ensures that all possible steps are taken against the rodent infestation.
Rodent problems are hectic; Avon Pest Control dedicate themselves towards ensuring that your home is pest-free especially from rodents, so for any pest control services, you can contact them and they will provide you with the service:

Monday, 21 November 2016

What are Cluster Flies? Why are they a Pest and How Can You Get Rid of Them?

Cluster flies tend to congregate in large numbers and swarms. While they look like regular household flies, some differ in size and color. However, the one constant is that that they enter buildings and homes during the fall, which gives them warmth and security during the winter months to come. While cluster flies do not lay eggs in human food, they are incredibly irritating and do love to snack of food debris left on counters and inside kitchen cabinets. If you are experiencing cluster fly problems, now is the right time to contact Avon Pest Control services. With years of extensive industry experience, they have the tools and experiences to tackle and rid your properties of cluster flies.

Cluster Fly Infestation – What to Look For?
When it comes to cluster fly infestation, there are several things to look out for. For one, if you hear constant buzzing near blinds and windows – chances are these flies have congregated in those areas. Remember, they love the warmth of the sun – which is why they enter properties. One would assume that these flies would be outside if they love the warmth, however, they are susceptible to other insects and predators. This is why they swarm homes and establish fly colonies in basements, garages, crawlspaces, and basically anywhere they feel safe and comfortable. The problem with this is that they over breed – resulting in infestation that can bring diseases to you and your domesticated pets.

The Avon Solution
Avon has the tools and expertise to get rid of cluster flies once and for all. In fact, they implement pesticides that are designed to eliminate entire colonies of flies. They also utilise sticky pads for flies that love to hunt for fallen food and insects on the ground. As always, the Avon team checks all entrance and exit paths for these flies, including cracks on doors, windows, and other susceptible areas. They will block these openings, which prevents flies or entire swarms from re-entering again. These solutions have been proven to eliminate cluster flies from residential and commercial establishments. Avon will conduct and intricate inspection of any property that is experiencing fly, rodent, vermin, cockroach, mosquito, or other forms of insect and/or animal infestation.

Cluster flies are more of annoyance if anything. However, they do tend to carry diseases and dirt on their feet and legs. This is due to their attraction to feces, and other foul smelling garbage and rubbish. They are incredibly attracted to open food containers – so it is imperative to keep those closed at all times. Whether you see a few flies or many let the experts at Avon handle all your cluster fly issues with true tact and precision. Simply visit the link below and contact Avon today to schedule a complimentary consultation and appointment.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

How do I know if I have a problem with cluster flies?

Often, cluster flies live outside in spring and summer. They mainly feed on fruits or flowers. When winter approaches, cluster flies find their way into more solid structures through crevices and small cracks. They hide in groups in dark corners and wall voids and any other tight space that they can reach. You are most likely to find them behind pictures, on window casings, beneath curtains, and underneath furniture.

The Cluster Fly's life cycle begins when the female lays eggs in the soil during summer. The eggs hatch within three days into the larvae stage and enter the body of earthworms. They feed on their hosts until they get to their pupal stage in the soil for around 11-14 days. It is after this that the adult develops and is ready to start the cycle again.

Cluster flies do not cause any damage to your home, but they are considered to be a nuisance once they get inside your house.  The most common infestation signs of these flies are that they leave tiny dark-coloured spots of droppings on the walls and windows; they also release a strange odour once they are disturbed, and once dead inside wall voids, they are most likely to attract larder beetles.

Prevention of cluster flies to get inside your house is possible.  The best way to do this is by mechanical exclusion.  Some practices that can be useful in cluster flies prevention include:
•    Filling all the crevices or cracks in the walls, door frames and windows with caulking. Ensure that you have covered all possible cracks in the building.
•    Repair or replace any damaged doors or window screens.
•    Installing insect screening or mosquito nets on air vents in the soffits.
•    You can also apply pyrethroid-based insecticides on your walls to deter the flies.

To eliminate cluster flies, there are several things that you can do. These include:
•    Using a vacuum hose to remove the cluster flies once they appear in the basement, ceilings, attics, or crawl spaces.
•    Treat any areas where cluster flies have been found or are suspected with a residual dust insecticide.
•    Use of a contact pyrethrum spray and spray sparingly
•    You can also use fly light traps; this attracts a large number of the flies before they can move n t the living spaces.

If you are experiencing cluster fly problems, it is important that you hire the services of a professional pest control company. The experts will be in a position of identifying the major areas of infestation and know what the right treatment method is. Avon Pest Control offers lasting solutions to your pest problems including cluster fly infestation. You can contact us for any pest control issues via our website