Welcome to the Ames Group Blog! My name's Alan Read, and here I'll be posting tips and advice on pest control, and keeping you updated on anything and everything in the world of pests and legionella.

Share:   As a pest control company in Birmingham, we see a lot of things that would make most people queasy. Imagine this… You’ve just woken up, something smells musty and sweet. When you open your eyes your bed has a trail of malted insect shells, rust coloured stains and tiny smears of excrement.. Bed bugs are … Continue reading “Bed Bugs – What They Are and How to Dispose of Them”

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Share:   New study suggests mice are ‘eavesdropping’ on their predators According to a recent study conducted by Current Biology mice are able alerted by the pheromones found in the tears of rats. If you’re not already aware, the animal kingdom relies heavily on smell for the vast majority of their communication. Smells can signpost for danger … Continue reading “Study Finds Mice are ‘Eavesdropping’ on Rats’ Tears”

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Share:   Is Rat-bite Fever Serious? The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines rat-bite fever as an infectious disease that can be caused by two different bacteria – Streptobacillary RBF, which is commonly found in North America, and spirillary RBF or sodoku which occurs mostly in Asia. People usually contract the disease from infected rodents, or consuming food … Continue reading “What is Rat-bite Fever? And How do you Cure it?”

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Share:   Thinking about doing your own pest control? Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider employing a pest control expert, just in case things don’t go according to plan… 1. Inexperience Some people go into the pest removal process assuming it’s simply a case of eradicating the problem by any means necessary. … Continue reading “5 Reasons You Won’t Want to Do Your Own Pest Control”

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90% of people in the U.K don’t know they have at least one of these pests in their house! We polled a selection of the public and pest control agencies to create our monster list of British pests and you wont believe number 3!

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Share:   Due to the recent collapse of construction giant Carillion – the UK’s second-largest construction company – many projects and services are thought to have been left incomplete and thousands have been left jobless.   Notice* We have already had Carillion customers contact us about our Legionella services. If you need any help with your water … Continue reading “Affected by Carillion Bankruptcy? Legionella Help”

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