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Paul Bates receiving Best Medium Sized Business award
Cleankill Pest Control has once again proved it is at the top of its game by adding more awards to its collection of accolades. The fast-growing company won the best Environmental Business in the Seahaven Business Awards 2014 and then went on to win the Best Medium Sized Business in the Croydon Business Awards. In the Croydon Business Awards, Cleankill was commended in the Customer Service and Green Business categories.
Phill Brock
One of the UK’s most experienced pest control surveyors has joined Cleankill Pest Control. Phill Brock, who lives in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, previously worked for Green Compliance which was recently bought by a multi-national company.  After 30 years in the industry, Phill has been in contact or worked with many pest control companies and was determined to work for one that was reputable. “I asked around and Cleankill kept being mentioned. They have a reputation for doing what they say they will do, unlike some competitors with hot-shot salespeople. I was also attracted by the fact that the Cleankill team is so experienced,” Phill said.
Cleankill Pest Control staff are gearing up for a season of business events in Kent, Sussex and London where they will be showcasing new pest control products such as bird-free gel and giving free pest advice. The first event on Wednesday 14th May 2014 is Kent2020 being held at the Kent Showground near Maidstone, Kent, where Cleankill is exhibiting for the first time with the aim of expanding its customer base in the Garden of England. They will be in section C.
Mark Wilkinson has joined Cleankill Pest Control as a pest control surveyor. Mark, who lives in Walthamstow, previously worked for Green Compliance but chose to join the fast-growing Cleankill team rather than other much larger companies. During his 16 years in the pest control industry Mark has worked for a range of companies and was determined that this time he wanted to work for a brand that puts the needs of the customer first and has an ethical approach to business.
Fly on bread
Gone are the days when electric fly killers were noisy and unattractive. Now, thanks to Cleankill Pest Control’s own range of UV fly killers, businesses can choose from eight different types. Controlling flying insects is vital for food businesses and any premises where flies could be a health hazard and a nuisance. A single housefly can pick up and transport disease-carrying bacteria from and to every surface, including food and food preparation areas.
It was a dream come true for the football fans at a Croydon pest control company when the company took up the opportunity of sponsoring an event at Crystal Palace Football Club. Cleankill Pest Control sponsored a Business Club Event featuring Palace Manager Tony Pulis and former player and now coach Gerry Francis. The sell-out business networking event was attended by more than 100 people.
Property managers are being urged to check their pigeon netting now before the birds pest controllers call ‘flying rats’ settle in for the peak nesting periods of Spring and Summer. In April and May, pigeons will start taking advantage of the warmer weather to sit on outside ledges and pipe work. Their droppings then fall to the floor below, creating a dangerously slippery surface. Pest controllers like Cleankill can use a variety of techniques including installing nets, sprung wire systems. bird spike repellents and even a special, highly effective UV gel that birds see as flames to discourage the birds from landing on buildings.
The severe flooding situation is having a huge impact on farm animals and wildlife, forcing them to seek shelter on higher ground above the water line. Pest controllers are warning people, particularly those who live near rivers, that they may experience an influx of rats who have been forced out of their underground burrows or flooded drains.
The latest pest control equipment will be available to see on award-winning Cleankill Pest Control's stand at The South East Business Show.    Visitors to the expo will be able to view products such as the latest bird gel and Cleankill experts will be on hand to give information and advice to facilities managers, estates managers, landlords and business owners at the event on 24th January 2014 at the Millennium Conference Centre, Effingham Park, Gatwick.  
The manager of a leading pest control company is calling for a ban on the sale of DIY rat and mouse poison to the general public in a bid to halt the spread of ‘super rats.’ Rats that are resistant to poison have been found in East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and even the Houses of Parliament and are becoming an increasing problem. Paul Bates, Managing Director of Cleankill Pest Control, says that the main cause is the incorrect use of bait by householders and people like farmers.