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Alpha Ecological Pest Control Company Inc.

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Alpha Ecological Pest Control provides a wide range of pest control services to customers across Nairobi and its environs In this section of our website we outline our main pest control services, if you require more information on any of our pest control services, please get in touch with us using the  phone numbers in our contacts or call back form. Alpha Ecological Pest Control company is able to provide solutions for both commercial and residential problems. Our pest prevention and control services range from one off job treatments to the implementation of a maintenance contract depending on your individual needs

Home Pest Control

Pest control is an essential component of home maintenance. Employing home pest control services will ensure that your home is safe from pests that could pose a threat to the health and comfort of your family.  If you are not sure, or suspect you have termites, don’t wait until more damage is done. Get a pest inspection if you notice anything worrisome or out of the ordinary.
 

  • Termites (also known as white ants)  enter the home through hairline cracks in concrete slabs, through cavity walls, and through areas near plumbing and electrical conduits. They can also enter through the soil. If your home has a chemical barrier around it through the soil to deter termites, the soil will need to be re-treated every five to ten years.INITIAL INSPECTION & REPORT requires a complete thorough inspection of the buildings and surrounds, and a detailed written report on areas inspected, evidence found of termite activity, high risk termite entry areas inaccessible to inspection and termite control options and limitations thereto. Recommended as essential.

Clues you may have pest problems

  • You or your children complaining of itchy skin or rash
  • Spots of blood on bedclothes
  • Unknown animal droppings in your yard
  • Plant damage to indoor or outdoor plants
  • Wood and timber starts to “sag” or soften
  • Thin, “bubbled” or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces
  • Oval shaped holes in wood and timber

Insect Control In Nairobi

 

  Alpha ecological Pest Control will always consider using non toxic methods if practical, suitable and cost effective. These can be applied much the same way as any other insecticides, only eliminating the risk of harm to the environment. The same methods of application as insecticides those being sprayer and fogger.

 
 
 

Pest Control of Timber Borers

 

Learn about timber borers and
professional pest control methods

 

Timber borers can be real pests....
 
Anobium Punctatum
A variety of borers will attack a range of timbers, such as (1) borers found in living trees or freshly felled timber (2) in moist timbers, and (3) borers which attack dry seasoned wood, such as, timber flooring, structural and decorative timbers, and furniture, whereby steadily increasing intensity of infestation may occur.
Borers are a major pest species of certain expensive timbers in a building. For example, the common Anobium borer can severely damage Baltic pine timber flooring and furniture.
Anobium Punctatum
LIFE-CYCLE: An adult female borer beetle will lay her eggs within susceptible timbers. The eggs hatch into a grub (larvae), which will feed on the starch content of the timber. The borer larvae will readily eat along the timber grain, creating a network of tunnels.
When the larvae is fully-grown, it will pupate sometimes over a long period of time to become an adult beetle, which exits the timber through a hole made in the timber surface. The emerging female adult will lay her eggs, and the life-cycle goes on intensifying the infestation and damage.
Anobium Punctatum
IDENTIFICATION: The size of the exit holes and texture of the dust (frass) emitted, will enable a pest control expert to identify the species of timber borer and therefore it's potential to cause damage to susceptible timbers.

 

Anobium borers attack Furniture or Baltic Pine Flooring

 

Anobium Punctatun Lava Anobium Punctatum Anobium borers, also called Furniture Beetles or scientifically Anobium punctatum, can cause severe damage to Baltic pine timber flooring, particularly in older houses with damp flooring timbers caused by poor sub-floor ventilation or moisture control.
Anobium borers are also often found in antique and other furniture of various timber types, sometimes years after the furniture has been acquired. You may first notice the small exit holes and accompanying dust emitted from the exit holes in the timber.

 

Pest Control: Anobium borers in Baltic Pine Flooring

 

(1) in severe cases, the removal and replacement of all damaged and infested timber with highly resistant or chemically treated timbers or particle board, which can be a very expensive undertaking. Improvements in sub-floor ventilation may also be recommended.
(2) in slight or moderate infestations, the application of a registered insecticide to the underside of the flooring on an annual basis over a three year period to cover the life cycle of the Anobium borer.
We recommend you contact a professional who has the equipment and technology to solve the problem.

 

pest control - borers Pest Control: Anobium borers in Baltic Pine Furniture

 

It is essential that such furniture be fumigated in a special fumigation chamber. The fumigation gas used will penetrate the timber and kill all insect life therein. Most furniture and foodstuffs for import/export into/out of the country are fumigated in this way.
The cost of such fumigation is fairly inexpensive provided a fumigation chamber is near you, as the delivery costs are separate and usually paid for and organized by the furniture owner.
Borers holes found in living trees, fresh logs, moist timbers (not in a building) can be injected with an insecticide specifically registered for this purpose. Such products are available at the larger stores or garden product shops.

 

Lyctus borers - susceptible Hardwood Timbers

 

Lyctus Borer Lava Lyctus Brunneus Borer Various State Governments have enacted a Timber Marketing Act, which prohibits timber being sold for use in buildings if it has more than 25% as sapwood content.
It is the sapwood portion of felled timber (logs) that is susceptible to attack and damage by the Lyctus borer, also called Powder Post Beetle or Lyctus brunneus.
Therefore, any damage from this borer to such timbers will be structurally insignificant. However, if the timber you purchased has Lyctus Borer damage it should be returned to the place of purchase and exchanged.

 

Find out how to protect Your Home from termites

 

Termites are highly effective timber destroyers. Your home could have termites without you knowing it. What makes matters worse, home insurance does not cover the damage, which could amount to tens of thousands of dollars. RECOMMENDATION: Obtain a termite inspection documented report to assess the risk of infestation and cost of preventative measures.

 

Learn about other common household pests

  Ants Borers Silverfish
Bed Bugs Roaches Spiders
Bees Fleas Termites
Bird Control Rats & Mice wasps Wasps

Fleas & Flea Control in Nairobi

Home Owners: Learn about fleas, and
safe and effective flea control methods
 
Fleas are obnoxious pests...
 
fleas
Fleas are a parasite which feed on the blood of warm blooded animals, including humans.
They pierce the skin, inject an anti-coagulant chemical into the host to prevent blood clotting and suck out the blood some passing straight through their rectum in order to lay their eggs.
A flea bite can cause acute irritation, infection and transfer of other parasites, such as, tapeworms.

Fleas often enter a building on dogs and cats, and are commonly deposited in carpeted areas, in the garden, yard and under the building.
Flea eggs can take several weeks to more than 12 months to hatch - generally during hot humid weather causing an instant infestation of plague proportions.
 
Pest Control for Fleas
 
It is essential for carpets to be thoroughly vacuumed especially in low traffic areas, under furniture, etc, before habitat areas are treated with a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide containing an insect growth regulator which inhibits development during the egg and larvae stage of their life cycle.
To help prevent reinfestation the home owner should regularly vacuum carpets and wash your pet (dogs and cats) with shampoo containing a flea control product.

Restrict access of your dog and/or cat, to internal and sub-floor areas particularly during the summer months.

What will it cost for professional pest control? For flea control in residential premises, the price varies depending on the size home, garden area and ease of access to various areas of the house, using the safer (more expensive) effective flea control products. Due to the likelihood of a reinfestation from insects carried in on your pets, a recurring service program may be advisable and more cost effective in the long run.

CONSUMER NOTE: cheaper prices for flea control abound in the market-place - usually from companies using the cheaper solvent based pesticides in and around the home - which are definitely NOT recommended, especially if residents have asthma or bronchial ailments. Service warranties vary depending upon the risk of reinfestation.

Pest Control Services - Click on your problem pest

Ants Borers Silverfish
Bed Bugs Roaches Spiders
Bees Fleas Termites
Bird Control Rats & Mice wasps Wasps

The Right way to Keep Pest Outside

AEPC Adopt a consultative approach to customer needs, we propose solutions based on the situation at the local level rather than taking a "single solution suits all" approach. Commercial pest control is a science; we identify solutions based on our knowledge of insect and animal species, behavioural patterns, infestation rates, natural predators and likely recurrence levels. AEPC can offer Pest Control needs and tailored solutions across a wide range of sectors including: Food Production, Food Retail, Logistics and Transportation, Commercial, Leisure, Industrial, High Street Retail all within Nairobi and the neighboring Counties.
 

Total Termite Protection

Total termite protection is our preferred method, this process is usually carried out in two stages.

Stage 1  prior to the slab being poured, protection of plumbing and service pipes.    

Stage 2 after the slab has been poured prior to cladding or brickwork,  external perimeter protection.

(the process may vary depending on the construction method)

Concrete Curing

Concrete curing is a process usually carried out as soon as possible after the concrete has been poured and finished to impede cracking.

 (The process may vary depending on the construction method)
Slab Edge Waterproofing

Slab edge waterproofing is usually carried after the slab has been poured to impede water ingress through the slab edge.

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Bed Bug Heat Treatment

PEST CONTROL

large jobs or combined general pest and termite

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