9 August 2016 - 7:37am
Drone larvae

Last week we were asked to identify a weird insect. At first glance they looked very strange - like a bean with a long tail - and in the bottom of a toilet bowl. Luckily, one of our team members, Mark, was able to identify them as drone fly larvae.

18 July 2016 - 3:17pm

Earlier in the year Cleankill held their bi-annual Conference, the setting was Brockenhurst, set deep within the New Forest and this year we got to celebrate 21 years in business.

A momentous occasion for any know you must be working for a company that are doing something right when you get to that milestone!

6 July 2016 - 11:20am
Clive and The Stig

A quick question: where can you find over 170 supercars in one place, on a mostly sunny day at the start of July?

The answer: The Supercar Event at the Top Gear Testing Track, Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey.

26 May 2016 - 8:51pm
Common Cockchafer on

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.