Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Black Garden Ants, how to make them move house!

Avon Pest Control is an industry leader in professional pest control services. With years of extensive industry experience, we have the tools and expertise to combat infestation in any home or business.

From mice and rodents to cockroaches and silverfish, we utilise cutting-edge equipment to eradicate pests and critters from all properties. With highly-dedicated pest control experts, one phone call or e-mail is all you need to schedule an appointment or receive a free service estimate. As your number one local pest control specialists, we specialise in Black Garden Ant and bed bug removal as well.

Black Garden Ant Infestation

Black garden ants are synonymous with infestation in commercial and residential properties. Like other ant species, black garden varieties tend to congregate in warm and arid areas. They are also attracted by open food and crumbs in homes, and simply love to nest in all susceptible areas in and around homes. Avon Pest Control utilises leading techniques to effectively remove these pests from properties. This includes ant pesticides, which are sprayed all over the interior and exterior of your property. Black ant mounds are also removed by placing pesticide powders on them. These products are able to eliminate the queen and her young, along with any workers and soldier ants that are part of the colony.

Sticky pads are also placed on areas that ant use for entrance and exit ways. This includes garage door floor openings, crawlspaces, basements, attics, and anywhere in the property that has significant ant infestation. Bait is also placed in areas – where ants will feed – and bring back to their colonies for complete eradication and extermination. Our technicians will also check for black ant colonies hiding and breeding under garden stones and paving slabs. Some black ants do have wings – especially the males – and usually try to fly away when danger is lurking nearby. However, Avon Pest Control utilises powerful insecticides and sticky pads with honey-like scents to attract and eliminate these pets once and for all.

The Avon Pest Control Difference

Whether for homes or businesses, Avon Pest Control is a reputable and seasoned company that continues to receive great reviews. We simply continue to outshine the rest when it comes to timely, affordable and lasting pest elimination services. As always, the company abides by all stringent rules and guidelines when it comes to pesticides and pest control services. We also offer free estimates and are committed to excellence in freeing your property of all known critters.

For more information, please contact us today or visit our website: http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk

Friday, 24 March 2017

Howto Prevent a Black Garden Ant Infestation

Never in your life underestimate small things because small things are not small things for the small. Small things can cause real big problems.

The black garden ant is a nuisance though not a risk to human health. They are completely black in color. Their trails may be seen, but their nests are invisible. Sandy soils and the sand used to form the base of paved garden paths or foundations of houses do attract these kinds. Therefore, their nests may be found in these areas.

The problem begins when these ants start attacking your house, and there is a need for immediate pest control measures, we, your local Pest Control specialists can help. If left uncontrolled the ants numbers will grow larger and larger turning into colonies. These colonies will cause serious harm to the wooden structures and food in your house, hence the need for preventive measures.

No matter how harmful they seem to be in your home, hope is not lost as you can prevent their invasion. To start off your preventive actions, there are issues you should be familiar with. These include knowing the whereabouts of their ecosystems and the things that can attract them.


Keep your house clean especially the kitchen and the food tables as ants are mostly attracted to food. Spare food should be properly stored and held in sealed containers. Food should be well covered if not being eaten or if not eaten completely. Also, clear away your pet's food immediately when it has finished eating.

Prevent moisture from building up in your home, especially in wooden furniture and walls to avoid the ants from being attracted. Check for leaks or anything that can cause moisture to penetrate your home and ensure that the spillages are cleaned immediately.

Also, make sure that all the dust or trash bins are tightly sealed or covered. The bins and rubbish pits should be cleared to prevent food from spoiling in them hence attracting ants.

Lastly after noticing some of the black garden ant's trails block off the entry points by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.

It will have become more clear to you and your family that involving one of our Avon Pest Control professionals becomes imperative when the black garden ant nest is too close to your home or i.e. inside the wall voids

Otherwise, prevention is better than cure hence the need for it before the attack becomes destructive.

For more information and quality pest control service visit us at:

We can prvide you with a free no obligation quote to ensure your black garden ant problem is erradicated swiftly and professionaly.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Monthly Pest Spotlight: Cluster Flies

Cluster flies are common pests that love to congregate in attics and crawlspaces. While they do not lay eggs in human food, they are attracted to open containers and crumbs.

These nuisances tend to procreate rather quickly – resulting in infestation across residential and commercial properties.

As your local pest control experts, Avon Pest Control has the tools and expertise to safely rid any property of flies and fleas. With state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to eliminate these critters and pests within time and budget. One phone call, one e-mail, or simply request a quote via our website, is all you need today to receive a free estimate today.

Removing Cluster Flies from Properties

Cluster flies love to feed on discarded fruit and vegetables. They are especially attracted to sweets and molasses, along with cookies and other sugary snacks. Avon Pest Control utilizes pyrethroid-based insecticides to effectively remove cluster flies from your home or business. These sprays are applied on the undersides of eaves, as well as doors, windows, and the sunny sides of homes and buildings. When cluster flies land on these surfaces – they simply perish before entering any property. Pesticides are also administered around garages, crawlspaces, and especially basements and attics. This is sure to get erradicate your pest problem, while also ensuring it does not return.

Industrial Vacuums and Fly Lights

Avon Pest Control technicians also use small vacuums to suck out any dead flies or those remaining in colonies. This is an essential way to completely eradicate these pets, along with the hair they leave behind – stemming from their legs. There are also fly lights, which can be installed indoors or outdoors. These units essential zap flies and other insects when they make contact with them. You can speak to any of our pest control specialist for more information on light installations, as well as which models and units work best in your particular ue case scenario. If you are tired of seeing flies in and around your home, simply let our professionals take care of all your pest control needs with proven services and techniques.

As your premier pest control company, Avon Pest Control is committed to excellence in all services.

This includes cost-affordable pest control services for rodents, mice, vermin, cockroaches, silverfish, fleas, termites, and all common and exotic pests. We continue to receive great reviews across the region, and are always available for emergency fumigation services.

Simply visit our website or contact Avon Pest Control today to schedule a service appointment.


Friday, 3 March 2017

What to do when Black Garden Ants. become a serious problem.

Black garden ants, also known as the common black ants are considered more of a nuisance when they enter into a home rather than a disease carrier. They can form colonies comprising a single queen and thousands of individual ants. This type of ants can pose a big problem for some gardeners and homeowners.

What are black ants attracted to?

  • In farms - they eat sweet foods like ripe fruits especially fruits like strawberries that lack a thick protective skin. They can also be seen farming honeydew farms around the gardens and vegetations.
  • In homes - black garden ants are a nuisance especially in the early summer months where they explore their surroundings quite extensively in an effort to increase their queen and her young’s food supply and also as a way of testing new ground for the nest's next summer flight. In some cases, these explorations are done by burrowing through mortar and brick and can cause extensive destruction to the house structure.

How can you keep the ants away?

Ants are especially attracted to sweet, sticky substances; therefore, ensure that there are no readily available food sources in your home by;
  • Always covering the food.
  • Clear food and liquid spillages immediately.
  • Tightly seal all rubbish bins.
  • Clear away from pet’s food as soon as its done.
You can also help prevent ants from entering your home through sealing access points like cracks, and crevasses in the door as well as window frames.

How are black garden ants removed when they invade?

A wide range of DIY products are readily available to kill black ants such as ant sprays, ant powders and ant killer gels. DIY products only deal with smaller garden ant problems.

For an established black ant problem however, you will want to consider hiring the services of a professional pest controller to ensure that the problem does not occur again.

Why only a professional pest controller should remove black garden ants

When the black garden ants’ invasion gets out of control, only professional pest control services are recommended to deal with the pest problem or to get rid of the ants.

Avon Pest Control Ltd understands the habits of each ant species and has a range of powerful insecticides to deal with them and leave you with the reassurance that the problem has been fully dealt with.

Our services are fast, effective and also offer the highest level of safety for you, your family and even your pets if any.

Give us a call to book an appointment or visit
http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/pestControl/antsAndBedbugs/ for more information.