Ames Group Ltd are a pest control company based in Birmingham and proud to cover Stourbridge.
If you have a problem with pests whether it be bedbugs or birds then contact us today for a free, no obligation quote. We have a team of experts on hand to offer friendly advice and can get to you quickly and eradicate any problem with pests.
Call us today for a free, no obligation quote.
Our dedicated team of experts are always on hand to deliver expert advice and ever-efficient service within the Bromsgrove area. Our pest control team in Stourbridge maintain memberships to several professional associations as well as being recognised and accredited by leading trade organisations.
A Bit About Stourbridge: A Pest Control Service
Stourbridge is a large town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands of England. Stourbridge has been known, throughout history, as a centre for glass making. However, despite its fascinating history and beautiful landscapes, Stourbridge is bothered by pests just like every other area we cover.
Stourbridge is a town that has developed naturally over the centuries. Right on the edge of glorious countryside, Stourbridge is a true English town. Stourbridge owes its name to an ancient bridge that crossed over the River Stour which, until recently, formed the boundary of the countries of Worcester and Stafford.
Stourbridge has an extensive ‘old quarter’, with well looked after houses that are largely Victorian. Other favoured areas tend to be the South and West of the town centre, towards Hagley and villages such as Churchill, Clent, Kinver and Belbroughton.
Over the centuries, Stourbridge developed slowly as a prosperous market town. The right to hold a weekly market with two fairs each year was granted by Edward IV in 1482. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Stourbridge was ideal for rearing sheep. With a plentiful supply of clean water for washing wool, like many other English towns, Stourbridge became a centre for producing woollen cloth.
The local coal, limestone and fireclay had been exploited on a small scale from very early on but it wasn’t until the 16th and 17th centuries that Stourbridge saw the birth of the great industrial complex later called the Black Country. The dawn of the 17th century also saw the introduction of the glass industry by ‘gentlemen glassmakers’ from France who had been forced to move their glassworks from woodlands to areas where there was coal with which to fire their furnaces.
The Industrial Revolution
The impact of the Industrial Revolution was felt strongly in Stourbridge where the woollen trade declined. However, the opening of the Stourbridge canal in 1779 vastly enhanced the iron industry, encouraging expansion and population growth.
The 19th century was marked by spectacular development. The bridge over the Stour was widened, the roads were improved and the railway arrived in Stourbridge. Drainage systems were provided, along with gas and water supplies, making life easier and healthier for everyone.
World War I
World War I brought prosperity to its industries and with the return of peace to the town, the council embarked on impressive improvement schemes. It was during this time that very significant progress was made in improving living conditions.
The town has historically been known for its local glass production which has been manufactured since the early 1600s. The rich natural resources of coal and fireclay for lining furnaces made it the perfect location for the industry. Stourbridge glass is recognised as amongst the finest in the world and has been used countless times as gifts for royalty and visiting dignitaries.
Common Pests in Stourbridge
Due to the area of Stourbridge being surrounded by countryside, rodents and other pests are naturally in abundance. Plenty of fields, grasslands and farmyards are common favourites among rodents looking for a home. Here is a brief look at the kinds of pests you may find more frequently within Stourbridge.
Rats are one of the most common household pests, the brown rat being the most frequent visitor to people’s homes. Rats are carriers of diseases and have been known to carry salmonella, listeria and other microorganisms responsible for diseases. Consequently, it is no surprise that when people have a problem with rat infestations, they want them gone immediately.
Nobody likes wasps. Despite their bright colouring and the boost, they give our gardens in the summer, wasps can pose a threat to humans. Wasps are at their most active throughout the summer months, pollinating flowers, breeding and pestering people. They can be a notorious pest and are very difficult to get rid of. Removing a wasp nest from your home can be extremely dangerous so it is best to contact a professional right away rather than try to tackle the problem yourself.
Bedbugs are horrible pests. They bite you in your sleep. You won’t even feel it which may come as a relief, but this does make them very hard to spot. If you think you have a problem with bed bugs, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Here at Ames, we fully understand how stressful a pest problem can be. However, our team are fully equipped and ready for any pest problem that you may put in their way. We approach every problem differently, as it has need, acting with sensitivity to the need of each individual customer and situation.
Naturally, our costs depend on the pest or pests in question and the customer’s specific requirements and eradication desires. In short, if you would like a quote please feel free to ring one of our friendly team-members, they would be happy to discuss payment and the best course of action to rid your property of pests.
If you have any issues at all with pests and you live in Stourbridge, give us a call today with no obligation quote. We have highly skilled pest control experts who are trained to deal with your problem quickly and effectively so that your pests are gone forever. Our rates are highly competitive as we have had almost 30 years experience of dealing with pest problems in Stourbridge and the surrounding email. If you think you have a pest problem, please do not hesitate to call us so that we can discuss this with you and help you get your living space back to normal.