RESPONSE TO COVID-19: In accordance with Government guidelines and BPCA guidance, we have introduced a series of measures to protect our staff, clients and the community. Be assured that your safety and the protection of your property remain a central concern for Cleankill.
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The sudden increase in temperature and sunshine has meant an explosion of blossom and noticeable increase in bees going about their work.
There has also been a worrying surge in calls to pest controllers from people confusing bees with wasps and asking for treatment.
The lockdown has resulted in an increase in calls from residential premises to a London pest control company as people are spotting furry intruders and insects that would often go unnoticed.
Managing Director Paul Bates of Cleankill Pest Control says the mental health implications of having an infestation during lockdown when you can’t leave your home can be quite serious for some.
Reduced waste collections, pest controllers being unable to carry out preventive work, food not being stored properly and empty offices could together result in a surge in public health pests say experts Cleankill Pest Control.
These are just some of the reasons why, says Cleankill Managing Director Paul Bates, pest controllers need to be added to the list of key workers during the Corona Virus pandemic.
We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation for the last few weeks. Considering the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March, we thought you might like to know what measures we are putting into place.
Our primary concern is the health and welfare of our customers, our employees, all our families, and our communities. To this end, we have altered our service in the following ways:
“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.
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.
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.