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:   Innovations in Legionella Monitoring Help To Protect Multiple Sites Innovative legionella intelligence monitoring can help keep your staff and visitors safe under legislative compliance and ACOP L8.  Legionella Black Box monitoring works in accordance with HSE legislation, exceeding your compliance. The Black box intelligence monitoring system reduces labour costs whilst giving real time information and … Continue reading “Innovations in Legionella Monitoring Help To Protect Multiple Sites”

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Share:   One of 16 people affected by Legionnaires’ Disease in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs dies One of sixteen people affected by the recent Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire has died whilst in hospital.  A cause of death will now need to be confirmed by the coroner, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).  No details … Continue reading “Legionnaires’ Disease Patient In Stoke-on-Trent dies, 16 people infected in total | Legionella Risk Control UK”

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Share:   10th Anniversary of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Barrow In 2002, seven people died of Legionnaires’ disease when an air conditioning unit at the Arts Centre in Barrow, Cumbria, emitted a fine spray of water into the street, which the victims inhaled. A further 500 people fell ill and many were left with life-long illnesses as … Continue reading “10th Anniversary of Legionaires’ Disease outbreak in Barrow”

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Share:   Illness Linked To Legionnaires Disease Shown To Have Originated From Famous Mansion Despite statements to the contrary made by representatives of Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, an outbreak of illness, believed to be linked to a strain of Legionnaires’ disease, has been reported to have originated at the Playboy mansion. Following a conference held at the … Continue reading “Illness Linked To Legionnaires Disease Shown To Have Originated From Famous Mansion”

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Share:   Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Montreal The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Montreal, Canada’s worst outbreak to date, has finally been confirmed to be over. Following a city-wide campaign to ensure all cooling towers were disinfected as a matter of emergency, no new cases have been reported within the last 15 days. The incubation period for … Continue reading “Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Montreal”

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Share:   Business Development & Account Management Job Vacancy – Legionella Control, Testing & Water Treatment Division An exciting opportunity exists to become a part of AMES growing water control and Legionella risk control department. As well as developing business and client relations, the role also involves managing service engineers. Candidates should have prior experience in carrying … Continue reading “Business Development & Account Management Job Vacancy – Legionella Control, Testing & Water Treatment Division”

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Share:   A Birmingham charity store in Kingstanding recently contacted AMES Pest control for assistance as a member of staff was alarmed to find a snake in the store. The two foot reptile was identified as a baby Boa Constrictor. Not For The Faint Hearted Although a beautiful and healthy specimen, the boa constrictor can be dangerous … Continue reading “Boa Constrictor Snake Alive And Well In Birmingham Charity Store”

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Share:   The season is upon us for 2013 and I am predicting a very active one from the early call rates we are getting in on our phone lines. We have bees, wasps and ants enquiries. However, as far as ants’ activity is concerned we are getting lower activity. This is mainly due to the lack … Continue reading “How Likely Is A Large Wasp Population This Year What Is Happening With Other Seasonal Pests”

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Share:    How close should I get to a wasps nest? Do not go towards nests, especially where you see activity of drones coming in and out. Keep a respectful distance and contact a professional for assistance. Where am I likely to find a nest? Areas in which we are getting nests reported include fascia boards, … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions And Help With Wasps And Their Nests”

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