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:   Check Your Christmas Tree With Christmas approaching, many families will be looking at buying Christmas trees to complete their Christmas decorations. Pest control for Christmas trees may be at the bottom of your Christmas list, but it’s something you need to consider. However, while there’s much joy to be had finding and decorating your Christmas tree, … Continue reading “Christmas Tree Pests Checklist”

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Share:   PESTMINSTER: Parliament’s dramatic 600% spending rise on pest control consultancy The amount spent by Parliamentary authorities on pest control consultants has increased by nearly 600 percent in just one year, from £1,581 to £10,785, whilst nearly £30,000 was spent on flying hawks to scare pigeons. The shocking spending, revealed via freedom of information requests, shows … Continue reading “Parliament’s dramatic 600% spending rise on pest control consultancy”

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Share:   Studying Bees Could Make Drones Turn Better Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia have been paying close to attention to the perfect turns bees appear to make during the flight. The better understanding scientists get of these turns, the more likely they’ll be able to recreate their flight patterns in drones and other forms … Continue reading “Studying Bees Could Make Drones Turn Better”

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Share:   Plague of rats forces homeowner to turn rodent catcher after back garden is overrun A Teesside man has been forced to turn rat catcher in a bid to try to stop rodents over running his garden. David Ellis, who lives in College Road, Middlesbrough, says he has been forced to trap two of the pests … Continue reading “Plague of rats forces homeowner to turn rodent catcher after back garden is overrun”

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Share:   Are birds pests? While birds wouldn’t necessarily be put in the same category as more obvious pests such as rats, cockroaches and bed bugs, they can cause significant damage to properties, especially in higher numbers – which makes them pests. Birds present several problems, such as noise pollution, flocking, nesting, excreting and crop damage. This … Continue reading “Problem Birds: The Worst Bird Pests Identified and Ranked”

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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 “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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