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Cleankill Pest Control Receives Altius Elite Vendor Award

Cleankill is celebrating after being certified as an Altius Elite Vendor for the first time. The accreditation follows a stringent and thorough assessment of Cleankill’s management and operational systems by inspectors from Altius VA Ltd.  

Cleankill’s Gold renewal proves dedication to staff

Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold Award gold accreditation. Gold accreditation demonstrates that Cleankill has a full range of important policies in place and that everyone in the company takes ownership for making them come to life.

Cleankill Pest Control continues expansion with purchase of Totalcare Pest Control

Croydon-based Cleankill Pest Control has today announced its acquisition of Hampshire-based Totalcare Pest Control. Based in the Hampshire town of Alton, Totalcare has been offering a fully comprehensive public health pest control service to businesses and residents in East Hampshire and West Surrey for over 25 years. Cleankill’s acquisition of the company follows the decision by its owner Justin Messenger to retire.

Pest controller turns detective

The operator of some playing fields in London was stumped when one of its sets of floodlights suddenly stopped working in the Spring. The same light then failed again at the start of Winter. This was one of twelve lights and all the other eleven continued to work perfectly well. What was causing the problem?

Cleankill toasts success at Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after again being named ‘Green Business of the Year’ at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.

Cleankill’s Paul Bates shortlisted for Institute of Directors Award

Cleankill Pest Control is proud to announce its Managing Director Paul Bates has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Institute of Directors (IoD) London & South Director of the Year Awards 2020.

Cleankill warns businesses about rodent infestations following lockdown

Cleankill Pest Control is reporting a significant increase in the number of callouts from businesses as they reopen after the lockdown. 

To bee or not to bee – don’t confuse bees with wasps say pest controllers

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.

Unwanted visitors can trigger mental health issues during lockdown

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.

Pest controllers in limbo while awaiting key worker decision

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:

Why you should take a holistic approach to pest control on construction sites

Cleankill Pest Control is urging developers and construction companies to take a more rounded approach to rats and other problem pests when developing new sites.