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26 May 2016 - 8:51pm
Common Cockchafer on www.buglife.org.uk

It has been a strange start to the year. As May slowly draws to a close, I have only just seen my first May bug. Once you have seen a flying May bug you won’t forget it; especially if one gets caught in your electric fly killer!

10 May 2016 - 1:33pm
Robin's Nest

Those of you who follow us on social media will know that over the last few weeks we have had quite a few encounters with birds.

19 April 2016 - 8:28pm
Paul Bates at Norwood School

As a pest controller with over 35 years’ experience, I am pretty used to stepping into unknown environments. When you are called to a new job, you are never sure exactly what you are going to find and what special problems will present themselves - with pest control there is never a ‘one-solution-fits-all’ strategy.

1 March 2016 - 11:23am
Bed bug, credit Killgerm

Over the last few weeks you may have noticed there have been a number of terrible stories about bed bug infestations in the newspapers. Being the director of a pest control company, it is my misfortune to have dealt with these difficult pests on more than one occasion and I can assure you that prevention is far better than having to deal with an infestation. As we have seen from the stories, this is a pest that has no qualms about infesting both up-market and down-market establishments.

22 January 2016 - 11:37am
Paul Bates

Cleankill as a company only has two assets – its staff and its customers, without these there is no business. Our responsibility is to train, encourage and support our staff in their work and in their welfare, so that they will in turn carry out their work to the best of their abilities and promote the image of Cleankill as the best provider of pest control services to their clients.

20 January 2016 - 10:36am

A New Year means, of course, the inevitable New Year’s resolution. We all start the New Year with the best of intentions and then watch as they slowly slip away. By the end of the year, most of us have completely forgotten our resolutions, just in time for them to become next year’s resolution. This year, however, I have a New Year’s resolution suggestion for your business that you will thank me for this time next year.

27 November 2015 - 10:22am
Rat amongst the pipes

Last weekend many parts of the UK woke up to find a blanket of white. When I looked out of my windows, I saw a grey day with icy cold sleet. It was exactly the sort of day when all you want to do is nestle into your armchair, open a packet of Bourbon biscuits and settle down to watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. It certainly isn’t the sort of day you want to be outside.

4 November 2015 - 1:41pm
Zombies in London

With the clank of ghostly chains and the screams of forgotten souls still fresh in our ears from Halloween, I have just been looking back at some scary photos given to me by two of our staff.

8 October 2015 - 11:18am
Cleankill at the Croydon Business Awards 2015

Last Thursday we all attended the annual Gala Dinner for the Croydon Business Excellence Awards. When a company covers as large an area as ours it is rare for us to all be in the same place at the same time, so it was nice to be together. It is also nice to have an excuse to put on your glad rags and enjoy a bit of socialising.

24 August 2015 - 1:48pm
Photograph of a wasp

It always nice to get a mention in a national paper, so long as it’s not in relation to one of their more salacious stories. This week, both The Sun and The Daily Mail ran articles about the increasing number of wasps we are experiencing in the UK - especially the German wasp.

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