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:   Are birds pests? While birds wouldn’t necessarily be put in the same category as more obvious pests such as rats, cockroaches and bed bugs, they can cause significant damage to properties, especially in higher numbers – which makes them pests. Birds present several problems, such as noise pollution, flocking, nesting, excreting and crop damage. This … Continue reading “Problem Birds: The Worst Bird Pests Identified and Ranked”

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Share:   Storm petrels breed on remote Scottish island for first time after rats are eradicated A threatened seabird is breeding on a remote Hebridean island following a four year programme to rid the area of rats. The European storm petrel has never nested on the Shiant Isles, but since the eradication of rodents conservationists have found … Continue reading “News 09/11/18: Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee”

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Share:   ‘Clear evidence’ of mobile phone radiation link to cancers in rats, US health agency concludes A long-running US study on the effects of radio wave radiation, the sort emitted by mobile phones, has found “clear evidence” of high levels of exposure and heart cancers in male rats. Some evidence of links to brain and adrenal … Continue reading “News 02/11/18: Clear evidence’ of mobile phone radiation link to cancers in rats, US health agency concludes”

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Share:   How to control slugs with integrated pest management Slugs are a major pest within UK agriculture with species such as the common keeled slug (Tandonia budapestensis), the garden slug (Arion hortensis/Arion distinctus) and the grey field slug (Deroceras reticulatum) amongst those found on UK land. In this, our latest hub, we consider slugs, integrated pest … Continue reading “Pest Control News Roundup 26/10/18”

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Share:   Are you Looking for Bird Control for Your Commercial Sector? Pest control is an ongoing problem for most commercial sectors who haven’t pest-proofed their surroundings. Ensuring your commercial property adheres to simple hygiene routines (such as sealing bins and regularly cleaning the premises) will help deter pests. Birds, however, are slightly harder to deter because … Continue reading “Bird Control and Bird Proofing for the Commercial Sector”

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Share:   Are you Looking for Bird Control for Your School? Pest infestation can happen anywhere, but educational institutions such as schools, colleges and universities are particularly vulnerable for several reasons. Kitchens, food storage, lawns, bins and even the exterior structures of the buildings can attract pests. However, today we’re going to be looking at the reasons … Continue reading “Bird Control and Bird Proofing for Schools, Colleges and Universities”

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