26 March 2019 - 8:20pm
Cleankill - 'Company of the Year' at British Pest Management Awards, courtesy of Pest Magazine

They say an active mind makes a happy person and, after last week, I think I can concur. It was a week that certainly required a lot of focus because, in addition to running an expanding pest control company, we also had two very important exhibitions and two award ceremonies. It’s at time like this that you realise how important having a good team around you is!

Firstly, the exhibitions – one as an attendee and one as an exhibitor and sponsor.

28 February 2019 - 11:42am

This is one of those months when there is so much to write about that it is hard to know where to begin.

25 January 2019 - 12:34pm
Pigeons, taken during research by the University of Pisa

As we enter 2019 some things have changed – we are currently updating the website of Bristol-based Good Riddance Pest Control to make it part of the Cleankill family – and some things stay the same – the need to protect your property from birds.

14 December 2018 - 1:04pm
Mouse in a tree

Have you heard an unexplained scrabbling in your loft, seen nibbled bits of packaging around the house, or found droppings in your larder? The long nights are upon us, Christmas is just around the corner, and we are all turning the heating up a little bit higher. This is the time of year you will find you are sharing your home with rodents.

19 November 2018 - 9:57am
Cleankill wins awards

Readers of my blog will know Cleankill understand the importance of entering awards as part of running a successful business. We know good marketing and self-promotion are a vital component of any business plan.

15 October 2018 - 9:26pm
Technician in wasp PPE

Perhaps my favourite kind of person is the one who thinks they can do your job better than you can. You know they type, the Harry Enfield character who just knows they would make a brilliant pest controller.

29 August 2018 - 1:20pm

One of things I’m proudest of about Cleankill is that it doesn’t just employ friendly and professional staff, it also employs some of the country’s true experts in the field of pest control.

17 July 2018 - 9:52am

It’s not the way I normally like to start a blog but this month I’ve been thinking about cockchafers.

500 years ago, we tried to banish them, but they would not leave,
100 years ago, their numbers were so great we were eating them,
40 years ago, we poisoned them to near extinction, but they survived!
What now?

19 June 2018 - 10:01am
Weevils in birdseed

Recently, one of our technicians, Martin Colyer, came across an unusual problem at a flat in Cricklewood. He had been called to the flat to deal with an infestation of carpet beetles but when he arrived, he found something very different – weevils.

26 April 2018 - 12:28pm
Rodents and restaurant hygiene

During a recent conversation with the owners of a very successful restaurant chain in the South-East of England, it became clear they were disappointed one of our reports had been cited by the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) as a reason for downgrading their hygiene rating in one restaurant from a four to a two.