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:   The hotel industry is essential for serving the hospitality needs of the general public and while the majority of hotels will never experience an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, it is essential hotels carry out the relevant risk assessments. After all, the only guaranteed way to prevent a legionella outbreak is by understanding what legionella is, … Continue reading “The Importance of Legionella Risk Assessments in Hotels”

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Share:   Legionella control is incredibly important for schools and it is a risk management process that must be carefully managed to ensure the health and safety of students. The consequences of not managing legionella in schools can be extremely serious, including significant health risks to students, staff, and members of the general public. Therefore, it is … Continue reading “How to Manage Legionella in Schools”

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Share:   As we’re now in the height of summer, many people are thinking about giving their garden a makeover, cafes are spreading onto the streets and beaches, and people are just generally happy to be outside! However, with summer comes a host of annoying pests and while wasps and bugs do cause aggravation, birds cause more of an issue. Whether you … Continue reading “Is DIY Bird Control More Effective Than a Professional Service? “

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Share:   The BBC reported that a £1,000-a-week care home was caught amidst a healthcare crisis when a resident contracted a case of Legionnaires disease which ultimately lead to his untimely passing. One of the UK’s leading healthcare bodies Bupa, has consequently been fined £3m from not carrying out adequate legionella risk control.   What is Legionella?  Legionella is a type of bacteria commonly found in water systems which can … Continue reading “Bupa Fined £3m Over Legionnaire’s Death “

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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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