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.

11 February 2015 - 8:53am
Photo of Paul Bates

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 different ways.

23 December 2014 - 5:39pm
Rat with bauble

A great year

2014 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 about us and then staying with us.

Thank you to everyone we've been in contact with or worked with over the past year for helping us to have such an incredibly busy and rewarding year.

10 November 2014 - 10:46pm
PestTech banner

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 all of the major suppliers vying for our attention. Along with the many different types of bait box on display, there were some new products such as a rodenticidal foam that can be applied into holes used as mouse and rat runs.