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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.

16 July 2015 - 11:59am
What is this bug?

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 hasn’t experienced before, and luckily, with an expert like Chris Davis on hand, we can quickly identify the problem and propose a solution.

15 July 2015 - 12:18pm
Girl eating grasshopper

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 few new clients.

11 May 2015 - 11:53am
larvae 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. It make me wonder what other uses there may be for creatures we would rather never hear of again.

30 March 2015 - 10:33am
Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall

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. Watching Mark Rylance’s mesmerising performance, it suddenly dawned on me that here was an Age when clothes moths should have been a real problem.

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