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Flies damn flies…

 “If you followed a fly for a day you wouldn’t eat for a week” is favourite saying of staff at Cleankill Pest Control. There are more than 110,000 species of flies with the largest being around 6cms long and the smallest only around 0.15mm long. Some are more bothersome than others – depending on the season – and some carry more germs than others.

Seagull stuck in chimney saved by pest control technician

A Bristol pest controller faced an unusual challenge this week when he had to rescue a fully grown seagull from inside a chimney. An employee of the Bristol Registry Office happened to venture into the lower area of the building where the old prison cells used to be when he heard a noise.

UK warned to be vigilant over invasive Asian hornets

Croydon-based Cleankill Pest Control is warning members of the public to be on the look out for the potentially deadly Asian hornet. The venomous Asian hornet, sometimes called the yellow-legged hornet, Latin name vespa velutina, is slightly smaller than the European hornet. Queens are typically 30 mm, males 24 mm and workers around 20 mm. It has a velvety brown or black thorax, brown abdomen and highly distinctive yellow legs. The head is black with a yellow face.

Cleankill shines at local and national business awards

Croydon-based Cleankill Pest Control has cause to celebrate after being named ‘Company of the Year’ at the 2019 British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs). At the same event, Cleankill’s Managing Director, Paul Bates, was Highly Commended in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category.

Managing Director delivers ’24 years of fun and filth’ to Croydon Chamber of Commerce

Cleankill Pest Control’s Managing Director, Paul Bates, has been invited to address the Croydon Chamber of Commerce & Industry on 14 March 2019.

Cleankill shortlisted in four categories of national pest control awards

Cleankill Pest Control is proud to announce it has been shortlisted in four categories of the 2019 British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs).

Cleankill shortlisted at Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Cleankill Pest Control is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted for two awards at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2019.The company has been shortlisted in the Best Employer category and Managing Director Paul Bates has been named finalist in the Business Person of the Year category.

Cleankill announced as sponsor at Seahaven Business Awards 2019

Cleankill Pest Control has announced it will be one of the main sponsors at this year’s Seahaven Business Awards.

Cleankill continues expansion with acquisition of Pest Control Bucks and Bird Control Sussex

Following the purchase of Bristol-based Good Riddance Pest Control at the end of 2018, Cleankill is pleased to announce it has now completed the acquisition of Pest Control Bucks and Bird Control Sussex. Both purchases follow the retirement of the current owners: Gerard and Joanne Ashcroft at Pest Control Bucks and John Butler at Bird Control Sussex.

Cleankill expands with acquisition of Good Riddance

Croydon-based Cleankill completed the purchase of Good Riddance Pest Control on 30th November 2018.Founded in 2002 by Howard Taffs, Good Riddance Pest Control provides commercial and domestic pest control services in and around Bristol, Bath and Weston-Super-Mare.Mr Taffs approached Cleankill when he decided to retire. Commenting on the decision, he said:

Cleankill toasts success at 2018 Croydon business awards

Cleankill Pest Control was named Croydon’s ‘Best Employer’ at the 2018 Croydon Business Excellence Awards. In addition, the company was also Commended in the category for ‘Best SME’Commenting on the award, Managing Director Paul Bates said: “We are extremely pleased to have been recognied as a great employer. When Cleankill was setup it was with an ethos of being a good, proactive place to work that provides excellent customer service. To have this acknowledged at the Croydon Business Excellence Awards means a lot to us.

Don’t risk DIY if you have a wasp nest warns Cleankill Pest Control

Cleankill is warning people not to tackle wasp nests this year as the dry weather has resulted in extra-large nests and more wasps surviving than usual.Cleankill received a record number of call-outs for wasp problems in London and the South-east during July, and August is set to be busy as well. Last year, because of the wet weather, there were fewer calls than usual.