A pest control company has renamed a North Somerset company it acquired two years ago as part of its strategy to expand into the Southwest region.

Surrey-based Cleankill Pest Control acquired Good Riddance, which provides services to businesses in Bath, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare, in 2018 following the resignation of Howard Taffs, founder of Good Riddance.

Mr. Taffs hired Cleankill to look after his business and its customers, and at the time of his retirement said their reputation for continuous workforce development made them “the obvious choice”.

Cleankill is the first UK pest control company to receive a gold Investors in People accreditation, the national best practice standard for employers’ training.

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The company has offices in East Sussex and Buckinghamshire and Good Riddance in Clevedon, North Somerset.

Cleankill said it acquired Good Riddance to exploit a niche in and around Bristol for commercial pest control services for facility managers.

General Manager Paul Bates said “the time is right” to rename Good Riddance.

Mr. Bates said, “Since we acquired Good Riddance in November 2018 and continued to expand our capabilities in areas like Avonmouth, it makes sense to now offer our services under an award-winning brand.”

Cleankill’s services include bird-proof roofing and solar panels on commercial land, as well as handing out pigeons and seagulls from industrial areas with Harris Hawks.

The company said it recently had “numerous” rodent infestations in office buildings that were vacant due to lockdown restrictions.

Cleankill was recognized at the British Pest Management Awards of the Year in 2019.