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:   The Queen wasp begins to build her nest in the spring. Sometimes adverse weather conditions and extended cold weather can delay many processes in nature. For example the wintry conditions and temperatures that have occurred well into spring 2013 have, we feel, delayed nature so many natural phenomena are running perhaps a month behind. The … Continue reading “The Difference Between Wasps Nests And Bees Swarms”

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Share:   We were delighted to host our annual AMES charity golf day, ‘Eamons Day’ 2012. Since starting the event in memory of Eamon, a close friend of AMES Managing Director Alan Read, we have raised £29,000 for local good causes – in recent years this has included Acorns Hospice. This year we are very pleased to … Continue reading “AMES Fund Raising Day Succesfully Raises £2800 For St Richard’s Hospice In Worcestershire”

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Share:   Radio WM Presenter Adrian Goldberg: “We heard Pete Morgan talk about this on Breakfast, the news that Birmingham City council has had to tackle 30,000 call outs to tackle rat infestations over the last 2 years. Are there more rats about than there used to be, there were giant rats in Cannock last year, weren’t … Continue reading “Radio WM Live Interview With Alan Read Of AMES Birmingham City Council Handle 30,000 Call Outs To Rat Infestations In 2 Years”

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Share:   The BBC have been speculating on what our diet may consist of in a number of years, with species commonly thought of as pests such as wasps, locusts and caterpillars potentially featuring on commonly eaten diets 20 years from now. Rising food prices, particularly with regards to meat, has meant that bugs are being carefully … Continue reading “Pest Insects Such As Wasps And Locusts Could Be In Your Dinners Of The Future”

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Share:   An additional problem that has come about from the continued wet summer combined with reasonably warm temperatures is the prevalence of silverfish in the home or business premises. They are a flat, elongated insect usually 13-25 mm in length. Older members of the silverfish population have a shiny, metallic shine to them, with young being … Continue reading “Silverfish Infestations On The Rise Due To Wet, Warm Summer Conditions”

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Share:   Some simple steps can help remove some of the things that are likely to attract rodents to your home. Mice breed prolifically and anything which can remove the attraction to them has to be a good thing. Of course a regular source of food attracts rodent pests. Regular sweeping of floors to avoid crumbs in … Continue reading “Simple Steps To Remove Attractions For Rodents In Your Home Or Business Premises”

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Share:   Home or business owners may have found the changeable weather has meant that pest behaviour (such as rodents) and their appearances indoors can have been fluctuating and changing as much as this spring weather. The mini heat wave of a few weeks ago seems a distant memory as March and April has brought plummeting temperatures … Continue reading “Changeable Weather Can Mean Changeable Pest Behaviour”

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