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:   Bupa Fined £3m Over Legionnaire’s Death  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 … 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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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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