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 service provider 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 … Continue reading “Bed Bugs – What They Are and How to Dispose of Them”

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Share:   How to Prevent Legionella Having your property checked by a certified health and safety company is the first step of prevention. Legionella becomes a serious health concern when it spreads within man-made water systems such as shower heads, cooling tanks, hot tubs and large-scale plumbing systems. 1. Understanding What Legionella is Prevention is better than … Continue reading “How to Prevent Legionella 5 Essential Tips”

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Share:   City bees: allotments and gardens can help arrest decline – study Allotments, weedy corners and fancy gardens are all urban havens for bees and other pollinators, a study has found. The widespread decline of bees resulting from the loss of wild areas and pesticide use has caused great concern in recent years, but towns and … Continue reading “News: 11/01/19 – City bees: allotments and gardens can help arrest decline”

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Share:   Christmas is a time of warmth and celebration and this is true for both your family and the pests in your home. With a freshly cut pine tree in the living room, sugary foods on the table, and colourful decorations hung everywhere, there are plenty of ways pests can infiltrate your Christmas and ruin the … Continue reading “Common Household Pests Over the Christmas Season and What You Should Do”

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Share:   What does Dorset’s 21-inch mega-rat tell us about food and the modern era? After a photo appeared online depicting a giant rat, several experts offer their view on how it came to be so large A rat-catcher has caught a giant rat. A photograph of the rodent, stretched out from nose to tail, beside a … Continue reading “News: 13/12/18 – Study reveals striking decline of Vermont’s bumble bees”

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Share:   Do You Have a Bird’s Nest in Your Chimney? Finding a birds nest in your chimney can cause a few problems, especially during the colder months. Bird control via prevention, in this case, is far better than a cure. Birds nesting in chimneys is very common, especially during the colder months when they’re trying to … Continue reading “What to Do If You Find a Bird’s Nest in your Chimney”

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Share:   Trump’s plan to shrink national park could drive dozens of unique bees to extinction, study suggests A hotspot of bee diversity is under threat following Donald Trump’s decision to drastically shrink two national parks in Utah. The western state is home to a quarter of the nation’s bee species, some of which are unique and … Continue reading “News 07/12/18: Trump’s plan to shrink national park could drive dozens of unique bees to extinction, study suggests”

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Share:   Check Your Christmas Tree With Christmas approaching, many families will be looking at buying Christmas trees to complete their Christmas decorations. Pest control for Christmas trees may be at the bottom of your Christmas list, but it’s something you need to consider. However, while there’s much joy to be had finding and decorating your Christmas tree, … Continue reading “Christmas Tree Pests Checklist”

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Share:   PESTMINSTER: Parliament’s dramatic 600% spending rise on pest control consultancy The amount spent by Parliamentary authorities on pest control consultants has increased by nearly 600 percent in just one year, from £1,581 to £10,785, whilst nearly £30,000 was spent on flying hawks to scare pigeons. The shocking spending, revealed via freedom of information requests, shows … Continue reading “News 30/11/18: Parliament’s dramatic 600% spending rise on pest control consultancy”

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Share:   Studying Bees Could Make Drones Turn Better Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia have been paying close to attention to the perfect turns bees appear to make during the flight. The better understanding scientists get of these turns, the more likely they’ll be able to recreate their flight patterns in drones and other forms … Continue reading “News 23/11/18: Studying Bees Could Make Drones Turn Better”

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