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:      A Birmingham hospice has declared its first ever Christmas tree recycling scheme a success after more than 130 people took part in the pilot initiative. Thanks to the donation of time and two vehicles from Ames (Altek Midlands Environmental Services) in Frankley, the charity was able to turn the idea into reality, raising … Continue reading “Hospice Christmas Tree Recycling Pilot Scheme A Huge Success Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Press Release”

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Share:   Back in July 2009 we reported on a proposed scheme to bring a nappy recycling plant to the West Midlands, with personal hygiene products from children’s nurseries and hospitals collected and recycled at the site. Well in the Autumn of 2011 the plant has now been opened in West Bromwich, West Midlands. Introduced by Canadian … Continue reading “Nappy Recycling And Personal Waste Plant Opens In West Midlands”

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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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