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:   Disgusted parents slam council as rats ‘run wild’ at Edinburgh school Pest control workers have visited Victoria Primary on a number of occasions after being alerted to the vermin “running wild” in the grounds. However, a video posted on social media shows the creature scuttling out from underneath a number of children’s scooters before shooting … Continue reading “Disgusted Parents Slam Council As Rats ‘Run Wild’ at Edinburgh School”

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Share:   Wasp Nests On Their Way With spring around the corner, our gardens will soon have to face the arrival of several insects, the most common being wasps. Unlike bees, wasps are aggressive insects that can cause serious harm if they feel their nest is threatened. Wasps begin building their nests at the start of spring … Continue reading “How Long Does a Wasp Nest Last?”

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Share:   Rats thriving on uncollected rubbish bags, Dubliners say Rats have been feasting on bags of rubbish left uncollected by private companies, Dubliners have complained. In the past six months Dublin city council has received 21 complaints about waste not being collected, a freedom of information request has revealed. Greyhound, one of the companies involved in … Continue reading “Rats Thriving On Uncollected Rubbish Bags, Dubliners Say”

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Share:   Café owners slapped with a fine after inspectors discover rats Stomach-churning images have been released of the rat droppings found at a café in Dudley. Environment health officers were alerted the unsanitary condition of Anna’s Sandwich Shop on Parsons Street after a customer got in touch to complain about a rat infestation. It was inspected … Continue reading “Café owners slapped with a fine after inspectors discover rats”

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Share:   Birmingham bins chaos salmonella health warning as rats invade the city Bin strikes in Birmingham pose the threat of rat infestation and are a “real threat” to public health, a pest control body has warned. The National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) said the potential for rat infestation could lead to a range of diseases including … Continue reading “Birmingham bins chaos salmonella health warning as rats invade the city”

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Share:   Rats the size of CATS are plaguing a housing commission estate as authorities tell residents they need to clean up It has a reputation for cool cafes and quirky bars but one hipster haven is at serious risk of losing is stylish status due to an influx of rodents. For months, dozens of rats – … Continue reading “Cell block at Derry’s main police station closed because of discovery of potentially deadly bacteria”

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Share:   When Do Birds Nest? In the UK, the bird nesting season typically falls between the months of February and August. Be aware that the bird nesting season can begin before and after this timeline. This is due to different species nesting at different times and depending on the temperature changes during the seasons. It’s important … Continue reading “When Do Birds Nest and What You Can Do to Stop Them​”

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Share:   Fears of rats getting into Newport primary school A primary school will not receive money for repairs despite fears rats may enter classrooms through “decaying” windows. An inspection of Newport’s Monnow Primary School raised concerns some children were also learning in cold classrooms. School governors blamed the state of disrepair of the building. Newport council … Continue reading “Meet Kenna the Falcon who could be tasked with clearing pigeons from Diss”

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Share:   Prosecutors investigate two deaths after pigeon droppings infection Scottish prosecutors are investigating the deaths of two patients, a 10-year-old boy and a 73-year-old woman, who contracted an infection connected to pigeon droppings at Queen Elizabeth University hospital in Glasgow. The Crown Office confirmed it was investigating the deaths at the hospital, as Holyrood’s health committee … Continue reading “Prosecutors investigate two deaths after pigeon droppings infection”

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Share:   ‘Never seen anything like it’: ‘white’ rats descend on Italian village Special taskforce set up in Gattolino to tackle sudden rodent infestation For a few days now the small village of Gattolino (which translates roughly as “little cat”) has been battling an infestation of rodents. Locals have nicknamed the newcomers “crazy white rats” because of … Continue reading “‘Never seen anything like it’ – ‘White’ rats descend on Italian village”

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