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22
Jan

Why doing business responsibly makes good sense for everyone

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…
20
Jan

A worthwhile New Year's resolution

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…
27
Nov

Beware of the rodent invasion

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…
4
Nov

World Zombie Day : 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.Danielle and Arina…
8
Oct

'It's taking part that is important!' - The Croydon Business Excellence 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,…
24
Aug

Tales of wasps and the national press

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…
16
Jul

The changing of the seasons

It’s that time of year again!Every year, as the weather moves from spring to summer, we get inundated with questions about new and interesting bugs. In most cases, these pests are just something the client…
15
Jul

The brave few who risk the #snackbugselfie

During the last few months, we have been busy throughout Sussex, Kent and London exhibiting at business expos. These are always a great opportunity to catch-up with existing customers and hopefully attract a…
11
May

A nice plate of ant salad?

While in this country we are keen to eradicate pests, our views are not always shared by other cultures, either historically or geographically. Things we view as pests, are not always viewed as pests by others…
30
Mar

Thomas Cromwell's Clothes Moths

As I sat watching the BBC’s brilliant adaptation of Hilary Mantell’s ‘Wolf Hall’, my mind turned towards clothes moths. Well doesn’t yours? It is an occupational hazard for the professional pest controller.…
11
Feb

My inspirational leaders include Robert Baden-Powell among others...

The other day I was asked which leader most inspires me. Coming up with one just inspirational leader is extremely difficult as there many who have influenced my life, career and the way I do business in…
23
Dec

Merry Christmas from all at Cleankill - and thank you!

A great year2014 has been a great year for Cleankill. We’ve stuck to our ethos of transparent pricing, honesty, reliability and great customer service and this is paying dividends as more people are hearing…
10
Nov

Foam, hi-tech mouse detectors and a chance to see old friends at Pest-tech

On Wednesday 5 November Paul and Ian made the trip to the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham to visit the Pest-Tech exhibition run by the National Pest Technicians’ Association.The venue was buzzing with…
6
Oct

Cleankill's Chris is one of six most qualified pest controllers in country

We knew that our very own Chris Davis (Cleankill Service and Technical Manager) is one of the most experienced and able pest controllers not only in the South East but in the country. This was confirmed when…
8
Aug

Cockroach & chips

Don’t skimp on your pest control – it could cost you much more than a pest prevention contract!The story of the fish and chip shop in Brighton being closed down for food hygiene breaches highlights the need…
9
Jul

Super rats on Ashdown Forest in Sussex - is it a myth?

With our decades of experience in pest control there’s not much we don’t know about or have a view about.This week we’ve been asked about super rats in the Ashdown Forest. To date we haven’t seen any of these…
24
Jun

The Facilities Show – we’ll be back!

Last week was very busy - three days at a great event – The Facilities Show at ExCell in London. Despite sore legs, hips and ankles from standing so long, we left the event on a high and with many good quality…
26
May

Double celebrations as Barrie retires and we hit business milestone

Friday 16th May saw all 24 Cleankill staff enjoy a morning's conference at a hotel in the New Forest followed by an afternoon Battlefield Live experience which left everyone aching for a few days afterwards!…
20
May

Service technicians make feathered friends

Rewarding our pest control technicians for consistently delivering a great service is part of the way we do business at Cleankill. Last year our service technicians met their ‘state-of-service’ targets for…
16
Apr

My mobile phone miracle

Last Thursday the Cleankill directors got together in Alfriston for one of our regular ‘Vision’ meetings where we discuss the future aims and directions of the company. The next morning Jon and I had some bird…