Why Winter Brings Increasing Numbers of Mice and Rat Pest Control Challenges for Your Business

Rat Pest Control Challenges during cold Winters

The winter season is in full swing across Warwickshire County and the rest of the UK. While home and business owners are dealing with icy, frigid temperatures across the nation – there is another problem lurking deep within many business and home walls. This, of course, is vermin and rat – mice activities and droppings. The winter season is notorious for increasing numbers of winter mice pest control and rat problems across the country. The main reason for this is rats and mice congregating inside homes and businesses to look for food, safety, and especially warmth. At Avon Pest Control, we have the tools and expertise to safely eradicate vermin from your properties in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Why Choose Avon Pest Control?

As an industry-leading pest control company, Avon Pest Control has deep roots in the community and always utilises the latest in winter rat pest control equipment and services. This includes large mouse traps and sticky pads, which catch and eliminate all types of rat and mice species onsite. Similarly, we block off entrance and exit pathways, while using effective pesticides and bait traps to eliminate these nocturnal critters – wherever they may be hiding in your home or business.

With summer officially at an end, most Warwickshire homes and businesses falsely believe that mice and rat pest control problems are over. In fact, they tend to believe that the colder weather keeps away mice, rats, mosquitoes, cockroaches and other pests. This is simply not true since most rodents and birds seek warmer climates during the winter months. This makes your home or business the perfect feeding, nesting and procreation areas for rodents and insects.

Why Mice and Rats Love Winter

Rat and mice infestation are always high during the winter season in the UK. In the summer, these rodents usually stay outside where it is warm and food is plenty. However, once the winter comes- rats and mice seek shelter inside warmer properties – like your Warwickshire homes and businesses. This gives them a sense of security where they can build nests and feed on open food containers, crumbs and more. In our experience, Avon Pest Control has seen a growing influx of rat and mice activities inside many commercial properties. No truer is this than at night – where most businesses are unoccupied and have little to no human traffic.

Mice & Rat Pest Control for Urban and Rural Properties

At Avon Pest Control, we have years of mice, rat and rodent control experience with market leading success rates. Whether in the attics, basements, crawl-spaces, or between walls and Sheetrock, we utilise high-end audio/video pet detection equipment to pinpoint and eradicate rats and mice. Similarly, our highly-dedicated team offers complimentary rodent extermination and decontamination consultations and quotes. Remember, rat and mice activity is dangerous since these rodents carry a myriad of infectious diseases – especially rabies. They are also known to poison open food containers with their droppings and urine. Similarly, they cause respiratory and breathing problems for loved ones, and can even bite family members, dogs and cats if they feel threatened.

With this in mind, we recommend closing all food containers at night, and letting the professionals at Avon Pest Control take care of all your rat and mice infestation problems.

Here are some essentials you need to know about vermin activity in rural and/or urban properties:

  •  In rural areas, rodents need warm temperatures to breed. No truer is this than in the winter, which sees high rat and mice activities and infestation across homes and businesses in the Greater Warwickshire area.
  • Rats and mice can also breed year round. In fact, adult vermin are ready to mate and raise new litters after just 24 hours of breeding.
  • Urban mice and rats love to create indoor nesting and feeding sites inside homes and businesses. This is why mice winter and rat control is essential for stopping these critters cold.
  • If you believe your home or business is dealing with a vermin infestation, do not wait! Failure to act can result in diseases, health problems and mass infestation that can de-valuate your home or business in the UK.

Signs of Mice and Rat or Vermin Infestations

When combating rat and mice infestation, it is important to keep a keen eye on infestation activities or signs. While most homes and businesses get a few rodents lurking around each year, this is different from a mass infestation with mice or rats. Whether these critters are living between your walls or snugly nestled in basements, spotting the following signs is simply crucial. At Avon Pest Control, we offer regular and diligent inspections that ensure timely, cost-effective and lasting pest control services all year round.

Here is a list of signs of vermin infestation for homes and/or businesses you should look out for:

Evidence of Nesting

Rat and mice nesting can be spotted with shredded materials. This includes cardboard and paper, which are used to build nests inside homes and businesses. These nests are usually created out of human sight and in low traffic areas. Therefore, a professional vermin inspection and removal by Avon Pest Control is simply mandatory for most UK homes and businesses.

Property Damages

Rats and mice love to chew on many things. Therefore, check for signs of gnawing or burrowing. For businesses, check in your warehouses or stock room for damages to packaging and products. Also check for nesting materials, and see if any food products have been tampered with. If so, contact Avon Pest Control and the local UK health board at once!

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Mice and Rodent Tracks

Mice and rats leave clear evidence of their movements via tracks. These are usually in areas that have dust – including floors, basements, attics and crawlspaces. The presence of footprints and rail swipes is a sure fire indication of an infestation.

Fecal Matter

Vermin – like other animals- leave dropping behind. However, rodent faeces are a lot easier to spot than other animals. If any of these signs are present in your home or business, you must contact us at once. At Avon Pest Control, we stop vermin infestation before it becomes an irreparable and harmful problem.  For any UK home or business – in our out of deed-restricted communities – pest control is essential for keeping properties safe and hygienic.

It is equally important to prevent bird and insect infestation, which can cause serious problems for loved ones, domesticated pets and or guests.

Make sure you let us know – during the consultation – about any and all vermin activities or signs you noted. While our highly-dedicated pest control specialists will perform detailed inspections, we are here to answer any and all questions. We also keep all our new and existing customers in the loop before, during and post-pest control treatments.

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Contact the Avon Pest Control Professionals Today

Despite the best DIY efforts, rat and mice infestation requires professional and advanced pest control services. At Avon Pest Control, we are always here to take care of your pest control needs and this all year round. With a proven track record of success, we continue to grow our business by leaps and bound. Similarly, we always showcase the latest in pest control equipment and services, along with community initiatives and informative blogs on our website.

Simply get in touch with us today, and one of our professional and friendly team-members will take care of all your pest control needs today.

For more information on winter mice and rat control, simply contact us today on 01926 632 929 or visit our website here.

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