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30
Apr

Dealing with Glis Glis?

Firstly, what is a Glis glis? It’s a good question.
26
Mar

A game of two halves

They say an active mind makes a happy person and, after last week, I think I can concur. It was a week that certainly required a lot of focus because, in addition to running an expanding pest contr
28
Feb

It’s great to see your staff being recognised at industry awards

This is one of those months when there is so much to write about that it is hard to know where to begin. Do I start with the fact that Cleankill has recently acquired three pest control companies i
25
Jan

How to protect your property from birds

As we enter 2019 some things have changed – we are currently updating the website of Bristol-based Good Riddance Pest Control to make it part of
14
Dec

Six top tips for keeping rats and mice out of your property

Have you heard an unexplained scrabbling in your loft, seen nibbled bits of packaging around the house, or found droppings in your larder? The long nights are upon us, Christmas is just around the
19
Nov

Why enter business awards

Readers of my blog will know Cleankill understand the importance of entering awards as part of running a successful business.
15
Oct

“I could do your job!” Could you, really?

Perhaps my favourite kind of person is the one who thinks they can do your job better than you can.
29
Aug

The very real problem of parakeets

One of things I’m proudest of about Cleankill is that it doesn’t just employ friendly and professional staff, it also employs some of the country’s true experts in the field of pest control.
17
Jul

Feeling peckish!

It’s not the way I normally like to start a blog but this month I’ve been thinking about cockchafers.
19
Jun

Weevils!

Recently, one of our technicians, Martin Colyer, came across an unusual problem at a flat in Cricklewood.
26
Apr

Encouraging Better Hygiene Standards in Restaurants

During a recent conversation with the owners of a very successful restaurant chain in the South-East of England, it became clear they were disappointed one of our reports had been cited by the Environmental
22
Mar

The Blog I Was Going to Write: My Ranting Blog

Last month, I was about to write this very blog when we had three wonderful pieces of news and I decided to write about th
28
Feb

Not the blog I was going to write!

I had some very bad experiences with customer service recently and I did have an entire blog drafted in my mind about the importance of putting the customer first but then we had some great news.
30
Jan

The start of another year of promotion

A new year heralds the commencement of many things and at Cleankill this includes the start of the 2018 promotional diary.
22
Dec

Three Fridays in December

Something a little different this month. There isn’t one serious theme but a collection of non-work-related things we’ve been doing in December.
27
Nov

You get what you pay for with cut-price pest control

At the end of September, I was asked to give a speech in front of the Sutton United Business Club luncheon group.
24
Oct

Phantom biters

Last month I wrote about the problem of identifying who was at fault in cases of rented property and bed bug inf
20
Sep

Renting property and the threat of bed bugs

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time will know I have a particular dislike for bed bugs.
21
Aug

It’s wasp-time!

It’s August, so it must be wasp-time!
4
Jul

Volunteering at The Supercar Event

Last year, you may remember Clive Bury telling us about the day he volunteered to help at The Supercar Ev