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A local pest company | Year in review 2023


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We helped you safeguard your home and your health


Pests can quickly turn a peaceful home into a nightmare, posing significant risks to both property and health. At Stratton Pest Control, we understand the importance of eradicating pests effectively and humanely while prioritising the safety of your loved ones and the environment. In this blog, we explain the safety protocols and practices we have in place to safeguard your home and well-being.


At Stratton Pest Control, we have embraced a proactive approach to pest management that is environmentally responsible. Our experts are well-versed in the use of eco-friendly pest control solutions, which are low in toxicity and pose minimal risk to humans and pets. We prioritise the use of natural and organic products to target pests effectively while minimising any potential harm to the ecosystem.



We researched the influence of climate change on pests


In recent years, the intricate relationship between climate change and its far-reaching consequences has come into sharper focus. One of the critical areas where this connection is becoming increasingly evident is the realm of pest dynamics. Climate change, driven primarily by human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation, is leading to shifts in global temperatures, altered precipitation patterns, and changing ecosystems. These changes, in turn, are anticipated to have profound implications for pest behaviour and population dynamics.


As our planet warms, pests are expected to respond in diverse and often unpredictable ways. Rising temperatures and shifts in precipitation can directly influence pest lifecycles, altering their development rates, reproductive patterns, and geographical distribution. In some cases, warmer winters may allow certain pests to survive in regions where cold temperatures once limited them. Additionally, the extended growing seasons in certain areas can provide pests more opportunities to reproduce and thrive.



We advised you on how to keep your garden safe from pests


While organic methods and natural deterrents can go a long way in protecting your

garden, there may still be instances where professional help is required. That's

where Stratton Pest Control comes in. Based in the UK, Stratton Pest Control offers

a wide range of pest management services tailored to your specific needs.


Whether you're dealing with a persistent infestation or simply need expert advice on

keeping pests at bay, Stratton Pest Control's experienced team can provide you with

effective solutions. From humane pest control methods to preventive measures, we prioritise the health of your garden and the environment.


In conclusion, protecting your garden from pests in the UK requires a combination of

knowledge, organic methods, and natural deterrents. By understanding the common

garden pests, embracing eco-friendly techniques, and knowing when to seek

professional assistance, you can enjoy a thriving and pest-free garden that will bring

joy and beauty to your outdoor space year-round. Happy gardening!



We looked at how to manage your pests in the winter


As winter approaches in the UK, the cold weather drives many pests indoors in search of warmth, shelter, and food. While you may think of pests as a problem primarily during the warmer months, the reality is that they can be just as troublesome during the winter. In this blog, we'll explore effective pest management and control strategies to help you keep rats, squirrels, mice, spiders, and cockroaches away from your home during the winter months. If you're facing a pest infestation, remember that Stratton Pest Control is here to help you every step of the way.


Winter pest management and control in the UK require vigilance and proactive measures to keep rats, squirrels, mice, spiders, and cockroaches at bay. By following the tips mentioned in this blog, you can help safeguard your home against these unwanted invaders. Remember, when it comes to pest problems, Stratton Pest Control is your trusted partner for comprehensive and effective pest control solutions. Keep your home pest-free this winter and beyond!



We gave you a guide on dealing with bed bugs in your home


Bed bugs, those tiny but tenacious pests, have been a source of distress for homeowners and travellers for centuries. However, in recent times, the world has witnessed a concerning upsurge in bed bug infestations, often referred to as the "bed bug pandemic." Originating in France, this global issue has now spread to various parts of the world. This blog delves into the top 5 tips for dealing with bed bugs and discuss the recent bed bug pandemic's origins, manifestations, and how to prevent them. As a trusted pest control company, Stratton Pest Control is here to guide you through these challenges and provide solutions.


Recognising the signs and symptoms of bed bugs is essential, as early detection can prevent a minor issue from turning into a full-blown infestation. Some common indicators include:


Bite Marks: Bed bug bites typically appear as itchy, red welts in a cluster or line. These bites often appear on exposed areas, such as the arms, legs, and neck.


Blood Stains: As bed bugs feed on their host's blood, they may leave behind small, reddish-brown stains on bedding and mattresses.


Dark Spots: Tiny dark spots on bedding or nearby areas could be bed bug excrement. These spots often resemble small ink dots.


Moulted Skins: Bed bugs shed their exoskeletons as they grow. Finding these moulted skins is a strong indicator of their presence.


Live Bed Bugs: Sometimes, you may spot live bed bugs, especially in the seams and creases of your mattress, box spring, or furniture.



Merry Christmas from your local pest company


With another busy year nearly over, we would like to say a massive thank you to our readers, clients and suppliers for their continued support this year. We are looking forward to supporting you in 2024 but until that time we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!


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