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:   An exciting opportunity exists to become a part of AMES growing water control and Legionella risk control department. As well as developing business and client relations, the role also involves managing service engineers. Candidates should have prior experience in carrying out or managing the disinfection of water systems, risk assessments and control regimes and water … Continue reading “Business Development & Account Management Job Vacancy – Legionella Control, Testing & Water Treatment Division”

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Share:   A Birmingham charity store in Kingstanding recently contacted AMES Pest control for assistance as a member of staff was alarmed to find a snake in the store. The two foot reptile was identified as a baby Boa Constrictor. Not For The Faint Hearted Although a beautiful and healthy specimen, the boa constrictor can be dangerous … Continue reading “Boa Constrictor Snake Alive And Well In Birmingham Charity Store”

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Share:   The season is upon us for 2013 and I am predicting a very active one from the early call rates we are getting in on our phone lines. We have bees, wasps and ants enquiries. However, as far as ants’ activity is concerned we are getting lower activity. This is mainly due to the lack … Continue reading “How Likely Is A Large Wasp Population This Year What Is Happening With Other Seasonal Pests”

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Share:    How close should I get to a wasps nest? Do not go towards nests, especially where you see activity of drones coming in and out. Keep a respectful distance and contact a professional for assistance. Where am I likely to find a nest? Areas in which we are getting nests reported include fascia boards, … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions And Help With Wasps And Their Nests”

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Share:   The Queen wasp begins to build her nest in the spring. Sometimes adverse weather conditions and extended cold weather can delay many processes in nature. For example the wintry conditions and temperatures that have occurred well into spring 2013 have, we feel, delayed nature so many natural phenomena are running perhaps a month behind. The … Continue reading “The Difference Between Wasps Nests And Bees Swarms”

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Share:   We were delighted to host our annual AMES charity golf day, ‘Eamons Day’ 2012. Since starting the event in memory of Eamon, a close friend of AMES Managing Director Alan Read, we have raised £29,000 for local good causes – in recent years this has included Acorns Hospice. This year we are very pleased to … Continue reading “AMES Fund Raising Day Succesfully Raises £2800 For St Richard’s Hospice In Worcestershire”

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Share:   Radio WM Presenter Adrian Goldberg: “We heard Pete Morgan talk about this on Breakfast, the news that Birmingham City council has had to tackle 30,000 call outs to tackle rat infestations over the last 2 years. Are there more rats about than there used to be, there were giant rats in Cannock last year, weren’t … Continue reading “Radio WM Live Interview With Alan Read Of AMES Birmingham City Council Handle 30,000 Call Outs To Rat Infestations In 2 Years”

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