Frequently Asked Pest Control Questions
Q. What is Alpha Ecological's "Green Approach to Pest Control?"
Since 2006, Alpha Ecological has offered a common sense approach to pest control. We follow an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service model, which focuses on prevention methods as well a more targeted application of higher quality, reduced toxicity products. We don't do one-size-fits-all pest control; we tailor each service to meet individual needs.
We use a great combination of natural, botanical- and mineral-based products as well as cutting edge, synthetic biodegradable products that target specific pests. Three of the best natural insecticides we use include pyrethrin (derived from chrysanthemum flowers), diatomaceous earth (fossilized seashell particulates), and borates (a heavy-duty salt). These ingredients have been used for centuries and are highly effective in treating/preventing a variety of pests such as carpenter ants, termites, small ants, fleas, cockroaches, beetles, flying insects, spiders and more.
Q. What kinds of pest control services does Alpha Ecological offer?
Q. nWhat is the difference between "General Pests" and "Structural" or "Wood Destroying Pests?"
"General Pests" refers to nuisance and pote
tially harmful crawling insects/arachnids such as small 'sugar' ants, fire ants, cock roaches, spiders, silverfish, beetles, earwigs, scorpions, etc.
"Structural Pests"—or more technically, "Wood Destroying Organisms (WDOs)," refers to insects who can cause substantial damage to homes and buildings. These include termites, carpenter ants, moisture ants and wood boring beetles.
Q. What is a pest control Maintenance Program? What kind of frequency is recommended?
A Maintenance Program refers to a regular pest control service schedule. The goal of a maintenance program or 'plan' is to solve any current pest issues within your home as well as prevent it from future infestations. Maintenance plans begin with a comprehensive Initial Service (or 'first') treatment and evaluation, and is followed up with regularly scheduled visits that include both inspection and a targeted preventive treatment.
Service frequency is tailored to meet your needs depending on the target pest(s), climate, your home's surrounding environment and more. We provide Monthly, Bi-Monthly (every other month) and Quarterly maintenance programs. Pre-scheduled follow-up visits can be increased or decreased as needed.
Q. How is a Maintenance Program different from a Warrantee?
Maintenance programs consist of on-going, regularly scheduled visits in order to manage and prevent pest infestations, whereas a warrantee entails one comprehensive service that includes free follow-up visits if pest activity occurs while the guarantee is in effect. Alpha Ecological offers warrantee programs in one, two, three and five year increments. To determine which situations may warrant a Maintenance Program or warrantee,
Q. Do I need to be home for maintenance services?
Follow-up maintenance services are conducted on the exterior of your home. These services create a protective barrier, keeping the target pest(s) from re-entering the structure. If indoor pest activity is evident beyond the initial waiting period
Q. Where are your locations?
Alpha Ecological provides pest
control services throughout Nairobi county and its environs ,
Q. What other services does Alpha Ecological offer?
In addition to superior Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services, We offer pest control trainings and Consultancy.