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:   AMES have been proud to help support the exceptional work done by Saltways Cheshire Home in Redditch for some time. We have sponsored the Saltways raffle where businesses from around the region have been able to contribute. We are delighted to publish the winners of the raffle, as promised below. The home provides 24-hour nursing … Continue reading “Prize Raffle Results In Support Of The Saltways Cheshire Home, Redditch, Worcestershire”

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Share:   Kelburn Castle in Ayrshire has had coverage today sparking debate whether graffiti should be removed from the castle. The turret and walls are decorated with graffiti artwork. Some have dubbed it one of the ten most important street art examples in the country, with the resident Earl of Glasgow wishing to keep the artwork on … Continue reading “Growing Pressure For Graffiti Removal At Historical Landmark Childrens Attraction”

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Share:   The REHIS (The Royal Environment Institute of Scotland) have recently held a seminar in Glasgow, titled Public Health and Pest Control : The Rise of Bed Bugs and Cockroaches. Oliver Madge, Chairman of the Bed Bug Foundation presented his paper Bed Bugs, The Problems and Solutions and he was followed by Nigel Kerr of Glasgow … Continue reading “Seminar Examining Rise In Bed Bugs And Cockroach Problems Held North Of The Border”

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Share:   The government spending cuts have, as we are all aware, led to local councils having to review their own spending and budgets. One area which has been under the spotlight with local residents is Telford & Wrekin. Telford & Wrekin council are to see a £13.6million reduction in their government grant next year. This has … Continue reading “Government Spending Cuts Have A Knock On Effect On Local Pest Control”

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Share:   The recent anti-cuts protests by activists targeting central London has made a clean up operation necessary to remove graffiti and debris from the streets and popular tourist attractions. Amongst well-known attractions, graffiti has had to be removed from the base of Nelson’s column and the Trafalgar Square Lions. The Square was occupied by 200 – … Continue reading “City Centre Council Requires Graffiti Removal Following Protests, Whilst Birmingham Council Gets More Creative With Graffiti.”

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Share:   Legionella risk has hit the headlines in the UK as articles have appeared recently in our press highlighting a possible link to a strain of Legionnaires’ disease ‘across the pond’ at Hugh Hefner’s mansion. Following a conference party at the famous mansion, health officials are investigating an outbreak of illness. Symptoms were reported as including … Continue reading “Legionnaires’ Disease, Legionellosis And Legionella Risk Hits The Press”

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Share:   AMES have been featured in this months issue of ‘Technician’ as part of the recognition that AMES have achieved Accreditation status with the NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association) following an audit carried out by one of the Association’s approved Auditors. The editor of Technician magazine noted the NPTA Auditors comment that “If only other pest … Continue reading “AMES Pest Control In Birmingham Gain NPTA Accreditation”

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Share:   Local councils and authorities would always recommend food premises employ the services of a pest control contractor. It is widely recognised that we are never far away from rats or mice, and they will seek out ways of entering a building which handles or stores food. Mice and rat control contracts are not just limited … Continue reading “Pest Control Contracts The Benefits And Responsibilities For Business Owners”

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