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:   Return on Investment – Bird Proofing Which Saves Time and Money We appreciate that any preventative bird proofing methods employed at your sites need to be productive and save yourself or your clients time and money in the long run. Please watch the video on this page as it demonstrates how we have saved refurbishment … Continue reading “Why Choose AMES”

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Share:   Effective Bird Control For Businesses AMES Bird Control have a full range of bird control solutions, with approaches to suit practically any kind of building and location: Bird Netting is great for keeping birds out of large areas and preventing perching. Bird Spikes offer a flexible and comprehensive solution that works well for most buildings. … Continue reading “Effective Bird Control”

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Share:   Our client Holly French was kind enough to report back to us with the following feedback on her experience of having AMES on site to carry out bird proofing work. “Ames are onsite here at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and have been onsite over 3 or 4 years now. We are on stage 6 … Continue reading “Historic Building Bird Control Case Study, Birmingham, West Midlands”

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Share:   Although often on a smaller scale, guest houses are subject to the same basic risks as international hotels. They too require an up-to-date Legionella risk assessment and ongoing monitoring. We are able to provide a cost-effective Legionella risk assessment and can advise on your ongoing obligations with regards to Legionella control prevention and monitoring. If … Continue reading “Legionella Risk Assessments For Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfast”

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Share:   15,000 businesses contacted as a result of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak The Public health service in Auckland, New Zealand is continuing to release information following 15 cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Auckland.  Earlier this month (April 2012) health officials claimed they were confident that ‘shock dosing’ of 300 building would help to curb the disease outbreak. … Continue reading “Auckland Public Health Service Concerned By Number Of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases”

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Share:   Water systems which create and disseminate breathable water droplets or aerosol present the highest risk of contracting Legionellosis. The degree of risk is affected by general cleanliness of shower heads, water temperature control and design flaws such as dead legs or long runs of pipework. Quarterly clean and disinfectants of spray heads and hoses can … Continue reading “Aerosols In Water Systems Create Highest Risk For Legionella Bacteria”

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Share:   The following observations relate to a legionella risk assessment carried out  by Ames some time ago in the UK, at a large retail store. Upon first inspection it appeared that it would contain a compliant water system with a Water Regulations compliant system. I talked with the building services manager over the phone, who informed … Continue reading “Legionella Risk Assessment At Large Retailer”

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Share:   Never a week goes by without the local or national media reporting on something tragic or disastrous such as the outbreak of a house fire which results in tragedy.  However rarely do the media then follow up on the reasons and causes of such an event, which limits the resulting widespread public safety, awareness or … Continue reading “Case Study: Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at long-term care home | AMES Legionella Control Services”

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Share:   Up to 8000 students may have been exposed to legionella risk in Holland whilst taking part in a high profile annual relay race, the University of Twente has revealed.  The University organises the 185km relay race each year.  Since its origins in 1972 the race has grown from 600 enthusiastic participants to the 8000 who … Continue reading “Legionella Risk To 8000 students, says University of Twente, Holland”

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