Covid-19 Statement

Dear AMES customers. Following the announcement of the government enhancements surrounding COVID-19 on 23rd March 2020, AMES want to reassure you all that our service and operations will continue as normal.  In line with the announced enhancements, we have taken necessary steps to protect our employees and our customers, whilst maintaining our high level of … Continue reading “Covid-19 Statement”

Rat Droppings: Location, Identification and Removal

One of the most worrying pest-related suspicions a homeowner can have is that there may be a rat nesting somewhere in your home. Where one rat can be found, it is highly likely that there will be more, and if they are left to their own devices, you may find yourself overrun by an infestation. … Continue reading “Rat Droppings: Location, Identification and Removal”

Problem Birds: The Worst Bird Pests Identified and Ranked

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 property, 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”

The Difference Between Wasps Nests And Bees Swarms

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”

How Long Does a Wasp Nest Last?

Wasp Nests On Their Way When Spring is around the corner, our gardens 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 (mid-April … Continue reading “How Long Does a Wasp Nest Last?”

Pest Droppings Identification Guide

Finding pest droppings in your property is never a good sign. Not only are they unsightly, but they can signify a bigger problem: a pest infestation. Once you have discovered the droppings, the first thing you will want to do is identify what kind of droppings they are so that the correct measures can be … Continue reading “Pest Droppings Identification Guide”

The Seven Sickening Pests Found in Food

Every entomophobe’s worst nightmare is finding out that the one thing you hate the most can actually appear in something you love –  like cake! Pests in Food: A Genuine Problem? What gets into our food, how does it happen and is it safe! We are talking about the millions of people that unintentionally ingest insects … Continue reading “The Seven Sickening Pests Found in Food”

War pigeons: an homage to war’s unsung heroes

War Pigeons: A Remarkable History Today, pigeons are kicked to the curb more often than not. They waddle around, annoyingly getting under our feet and inquisitively asking us for the leftovers from our lunch. However, despite society’s usually aggressive dismissal over them, pigeons once used to play a very important role on our planet. The … Continue reading “War pigeons: an homage to war’s unsung heroes”

The Definitive Guide to UK Ants

One quadrillion ants litter the UK. Yes, that’s more than 10,000,000,000,000,000! Meaning, there are more than one million ants per person! Ants are notorious pests, invading homes and gardens throughout the UK. Let’s jump into the world of these tunnel-dwelling, nest-building creatures and find out a bit more about them. This Article Lists the Following … Continue reading “The Definitive Guide to UK Ants”