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:   The IRED committee had to agree the plan instead of the usual tendering committee because the current contract will run out in the summer. Bosses wanted to make sure the new contract was in place so the work could transition smoothly. East Dunbartonshire Council will share the legal requirement for testing water quality and taking … Continue reading “Council Officers Will Put a Contract Out to Tender for Testing Water in their Buildings for Legionella”

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Share:   New Factor Influencing Spread of Legionella When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. But where do these pathogens come from and how do they thrive in the environment before the infection occurs? An international team led by Matthias Horn from the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems … Continue reading “New Factor Influencing Spread of Legionella”

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Share:   The Bees are Back: Swarm of Insects Return to Gloucester City Centre A swarm of bees has once again been spotted in Gloucester city centre. The latest swarm has been seen in Westgate Street – less than two weeks after the insects were seen in the same location. One witness said there seemed to be … Continue reading “The Bees are Back: Swarm of Insects Return to Gloucester City Centre”

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Share:   Health Officials Investigating Report of Legionella at Mercy Hospital The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating a report of Legionella in the water system at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center and two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in patients who were possibly exposed to the bacteria at the hospital. The investigation is currently limited to … Continue reading “Health Officials Investigating Report of Legionella at Mercy Hospital”

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Share:   Thousands of Bees Killed in Mystery Poison Attack on Derbyshire Hives Tens of thousands of bees have been killed by an unknown substance that was thrown over their hives in a Derbyshire town. Almost 80,000 bees are believed to have died as a result of a poison attack on beehives in in Heanor, according to … Continue reading “Thousands of Bees Killed in Mystery Poison Attack on Derbyshire Hives”

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Share:   Why are Bees Dying? There are several reasons currently leading to the rapid decline of bee numbers. The three most common factors are: Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) The CCD remains one of the biggest phenomenons concerning bee population decline. Currently, there is still no concrete evidence as to why CCD happens and what causes it. … Continue reading “Why are Bees Dying? An Expert’s 7 Tips for Safe Bee Keeping and Nest Removal “

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Share:   ‘Bee saviour’ Sugar Cards Could Save Starving Insects If you’ve ever felt a pang of pity for a starving bee struggling on the pavement in front of you, then help may soon be at hand. Or more precisely, in your wallet. A community development worker has invented a credit card-style reviver for bees containing three … Continue reading “‘Bee Saviour’ Sugar Cards Could Save Starving Insects”

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Share:   Legionnaires Disease – You Can Pay a Very High Price Faltec Ltd has been fined £1.18 million for two legionella outbreaks and a machine explosion after failing to comply with their Health and Safety obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Initially the company was given a fine of £1.6 million, it … Continue reading “Legionnaires Disease – You Can Pay a Very High Price”

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