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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Cleankill Pest Control stepped in to help the local 11th Purley Scout Group after a van hire company informed them at the last minute that they could no longer supply one of the vans required for the annual Scout Camp.
Following the discovery in Eastbourne of a very large colony of Invasive garden ants – also sometimes called ‘electric ants’ or ‘Asian super ants’; Cleankill Pest Control experts are concerned that the colony will spread further if action isn’t taken.