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:   Storm petrels breed on remote Scottish island for first time after rats are eradicated A threatened seabird is breeding on a remote Hebridean island following a four year programme to rid the area of rats. The European storm petrel has never nested on the Shiant Isles, but since the eradication of rodents conservationists have found … Continue reading “News 09/11/18: Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee”

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Share:   ‘Clear evidence’ of mobile phone radiation link to cancers in rats, US health agency concludes A long-running US study on the effects of radio wave radiation, the sort emitted by mobile phones, has found “clear evidence” of high levels of exposure and heart cancers in male rats. Some evidence of links to brain and adrenal … Continue reading “Clear evidence’ of mobile phone radiation link to cancers in rats, US health agency concludes”

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Share:   How to control slugs with integrated pest management Slugs are a major pest within UK agriculture with species such as the common keeled slug (Tandonia budapestensis), the garden slug (Arion hortensis/Arion distinctus) and the grey field slug (Deroceras reticulatum) amongst those found on UK land. In this, our latest hub, we consider slugs, integrated pest … Continue reading “Wasp-like Drones Lift Heavy Loads With their Bellies”

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Share:   Giant wasp nest found in loft, buzzing with 20,000 insects This is the moment a “beast” of a wasp nest was found in the loft of a suburban house Newbury, Berkshire, swarming with 20,000 of the stinging insects. Pest controller Shane Jones was called to the family home after a mum was repeatedly stung by … Continue reading “Giant wasp nest found in loft, buzzing with 20,000 insects”

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Share:   Are you Looking for Bird Control for Your Commercial Sector? Pest control is an ongoing problem for most commercial sectors who haven’t pest-proofed their surroundings. Ensuring your commercial property adheres to simple hygiene routines (such as sealing bins and regularly cleaning the premises) will help deter pests. Birds, however, are slightly harder to deter because … Continue reading “Bird Control and Bird Proofing for the Commercial Sector”

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Share:   Are you Looking for Bird Control for Your School? Pest infestation can happen anywhere, but educational institutions such as schools, colleges and universities are particularly vulnerable for several reasons. Kitchens, food storage, lawns, bins and even the exterior structures of the buildings can attract pests. However, today we’re going to be looking at the reasons … Continue reading “Bird Control and Bird Proofing for Schools, Colleges and Universities”

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Share:   Landlords of residential properties do have responsibilities when it comes to carrying-out Legionella risk assessments. According Case 357 in Gov.uk’s guidelines, some consultants and letting agents are misunderstanding the landlords’ responsibilities regarding legionella risks. The issue is that some consultants and estate agents are using the revised L8 ACOP to imply that new rules and … Continue reading “What are a Landlord’s Responsibilities for Legionella Risk Control?”

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Share:   Mushroom Offers Hope for Bees as Fungus Extract Kills Viruses Contributing to Global Collapse of Colonies ‘Time is running out for bee populations and the safety and security of the world’s food supply hinges on our ability to find means to improve pollinator health’ Diseases contributing to the global decline of bees could be beaten … Continue reading “Cats Are Surprisingly Bad at Killing Rats”

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