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Cleankill continues expansion with acquisition of Pest Control Bucks and Bird Control Sussex
5th February 2019
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.
Operating from Hove, Bird Control Sussex has been providing specialist bird control services in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset for over 30 years. The company offers a wide range of bird control solutions, including netting, spiking, chimney caging, post and wire systems, bioacoustics, egg oiling and electric bird deterrents. In addition, they operate safe bird debris cleaning services, including guano clearance.
Pest Control Bucks is another long-established pest control business. It provides high-quality pest control solutions throughout the Buckinghamshire area, offering efficient, cost-effective services to both domestic and commercial customers. They are also one of very few companies to hold a licence for the control of Glis glis.
Glis glis, or the edible dormouse, are a major problem in this area. The problem began in 1902 when Lord Rothschild allowed a small number of Glis glis to escape on his estate at Tring, Hertfordshire. It is now estimated the population has grown to over 100,000, covering an area of roughly 520 km². They tend to live in attics, which can account for their relative anonymity, but they are highly destructive and should always be dealt with if there is a suspicion they have entered a property. They are, however, protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act and Pest Control Bucks is one of the few companies licensed to deal with them.
Commenting of the expansion, Cleankill’s Managing Director Paul Bates said: “These purchases are great additions to the Cleankill family. Both companies have exemplary reputations with strong customer bases and, like Cleankill, they understand the importance of professionalism and excellent customer service.
As with the acquisition of Good Riddance, the purchase of these businesses allows us to expand our geographical reach into new territories – bringing Cleankill’s award-winning pest control services to new customers.
We are looking forward to working with the customers and staff at both companies over the coming months and years.”
Pest Control Bucks and Bird Control Sussex will operate as subsidiaries of Cleankill (Environmental Services) Ltd.
Cleankill is a member of the British Pest Control Association and has a wide range of accreditations, including SafeContractor, CHAS Premium Plus, PICS, CEPA, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. In 2018 they were accredited to the gold standard by Investors in People, the only English pest control company to achieve this accolade.
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