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Killing Bed Bugs with Alpha Pest's New heat Treatment

Alpha Pest is proud of our efforts and success rate with the ever growing population of bed bugs.We also proud our-self as green pest control because we use non chemical way to eliminate your bed bug problems.  We utilize heat which is Eco-friendly and clean there is no need to worry of smelling chemicals as a matter of fact some species of bedbugs have developed resistant to most pesticides and chemicals. Alpha  formulate a successful plan to control any bed bug problem.  If you think you may have bed bugs, we offer complimentary inspections and will identify the problem as well as prescribe a solution temperature. One funny facts a bout bedbugs it can go for a year without feeding in a cold season or environment and this makes it thrive well even if u thought it has gone there can be recurrence. Call us today to find out more.

 

Quick Bed bugs facts:

Bed bugs (also misspelled as bedbugs) are know also as Cimex lectularius L. and belong to the family Cimicidae. A female bed bug can lay 200 - 500 eggs in a lifetime and bed bugs feed on human blood roughly every 7 - 9 days. Read more

  ALPHA Ecological Pest Control has created a wonderful website with great bed bug information that is sure to help. Don't worry, you're in good company!

Does heat kill bed bugs? How long does it take to kill bed bugs with heat? What is the bed bug heat treatment process?

This undated file photo provided by Orkin LLC shows bed bugs.  (AP Photo/Orkin LLC, File)

Bedbugs Hazards: Bedbugs are Dangerous to your Physical and Mental Health

Health Hazards

Bed Bugs Health Risks

Bed Bug infestation is a rising epidemic in America, and is quickly becoming a major problem detrimental to public health. With the infestation rates at an all-time high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlight emerging physical and mental public health issues as well as economic consequences associated with the bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) in communities throughout the United States.

Although bed bugs do not transmit infectious disease in the same ways as mosquitos and ticks spread West Nile virus, malaria, or lime disease, there are, however, numerous health risks associated with the bed bugs bites and infestation.

Allergy

Some people may experience mild or severe allergic reaction to the bites of bed bugs, much like some individual’s reaction to bee or hornet stings.  Hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis) to the bed bug bites in some people may lead to anaphylactic shock which is extremely dangerous and life threatening.  One needs to seek an immediate medical attention in such cases.

Infection

Although bed bugs are not generally known to spread any blood transmitted pathogens, their bites, however, can be very itchy and when scratched one can easily introduce germs into the wound.  Since bed bugs usually attack at night, you can scratch yourself spontaneously during your sleep and thus infect the bite site.  Also, if a bed bug bites you in a hotel, or just crawls next to you and you in your sleep pop its full of someone else’s blood body, who knows who its prior prey was and what kind of diseases that person had!

Insomnia

Bed bugs can keep you awake all night, thus depriving you night sleep and exhausting you physically and mentally.  Some people describe their experience with bed bugs as the worst thing that has ever happened to them in their lives, when they felt completely drained out and worthless.

A person residing  within an infested home will often begin to suffer from the effects of insomnia which include but are not limited to anxiety, irritability, inability to focus, depression, loss of appetite, and in some cases psychosis.

Stress and Depression

Constant sleep deprivation combined with itchiness and unsightly reddish bumps and scabs on your skin results in stress and, if left untreated, can lead to depression and immune system weakening.

Latent Illnesses

In turn, weakening your immune system may lead to manifestation of other latent illnesses or illnesses being in a remission.

Social Isolation

If your place is infested with bed bugs, not only you suffer physically and emotionally, you become socially isolated.  People stop coming to your place, or send their kids to your place to play with your kids in fear of bringing back to their houses those pesky and disgusting bed bugs.  You also stop going to other people places feeling guilty of possibility inadvertently contaminating unsuspecting people houses or apartments.

Keep in mind, that when bed bugs infestation occurs, it’s not going to be a random one time bite attack; they are going to “eat” you methodically, every night.  There will be no place to hide, and there is no other treatment except complete extermination.

 

Bed Bugs & Heat Treatment

Bed bugs are just going ballistic everywhere. It is going to really rock this country.” Bed bugs are found today in hotels, apartments, dorm rooms, delivery vehicles, dry cleaners,including those who offer cleaning services can transfer bedbugs to your premise by carrying their eggs in the equipment they use in jails, hospitals, churches, cruise ships, furniture rental stores and private homes. Rare for a time, bed bug bites are becoming all too common. Because pesticides are losing their effectiveness at treating bed bugs, the search is on for new ways to eliminate infestations. heat kills bed bugs without harming the environment; using heat to kill bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind. And, since Heat® can be effective in a single bed bug treatment, it can be more cost effective than chemical alternatives which can often require replacement of bedding and even mattresses.

What are Bed Bugs?

Kill Bed Bugs with Heat
Bed bugs are small, oval insects that live in dark spaces close to their food source and feed at night. They range in size from 1/4” to 3/8” long and are mahogany or red-brown in color.

Bed bugs were widespread before World War II in homes, hotels, and boardinghouses, but were greatly reduced with the use of the pesticide DDT. Bed bugs have been making resurgence in recent years due to resistance to chemicals, an increase in international travel, and a developing resistance to pesticides.

Bed bugs commonly reside in the seams of mattresses, in the edges of carpeting, in the bed frame behind baseboards, in window and door casings, picture frames, loosened wallpaper, and other cracks and crevices.

Bed bugs can enter a structure by attaching themselves or their eggs to clothing and bedding and by hiding in luggage. They have often been brought into homes in used furniture and mattresses. In certain cases the pests may be brought in by birds or even bats.

Bed bug bites are not always noticed by their victims. This is often the problem with knowing whether an infestation still exists or if it has been successfully treated. Some people are greatly affected by bed bug bites and may exhibit numerous sores, welts and allergic reactions to the bed bug bite. Others may not exhibit symptoms at all. Although no known cases of the transmission of infectious disease have been reported, bed bugs are known to carry at least 28 different human pathogens. It appears the bed bug may be able to transmit Hepatitis B, as the virus has been found in bed bug droppings. Bacterial infections may also occur if the bite creates an open sore.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite
Kill Bed Bugs with Heat™

Young Woman with Bed Bug Bites
Heat® is a superior solution to eliminate bed bug infestations. This non-chemical, non-toxic approach penetrates wall cavities, mattresses and other hard to reach locations to kill bed bugs. By applying heat evenly throughout a structure, we are able to kill bed bugs wherever they are hiding, something many other treatments cannot achieve in a single treatment. Heat® will kill all of the growth stages of the bed bug including the eggs. This is an important fact given that not all current pesticide control methodologies kill bed bug eggs. This means that oftentimes Heat® can eradicate the entire bed bug population in a single treatment.

There is considerable documentation citing the temperature and time correlations necessary to kill bedbugs and their eggs. Several sources (Usinger 1966, Gulmahamad 2002, Quarles 2007) report that adults and nymphs die within 15 minutes at temperatures greater than 113ºF and 60 minutes to kill eggs. Raising room temperatures above the thermal death point and maintaining that temperature for several hours normally eliminates a bed bug infestation.

Heat Eradication Chart
Bed Bugs
Lethal Temperature
Time Duration
Bed Bug Adults & Nymphs 113° F / 45° C 15 Minutes
Bed Bug Eggs 113° F / 45° C 60 Minutes
Bed Bug All Stages 115° F / 46° C 7 Minutes
     

 

 

The temperature required to kill bedbugs and their eggs fall well within the temperature ranges achieved by Heat®. The low thermal death point of bedbugs allows Heat® technicians to better adapt the process to the building and its contents while still achieving efficacy. Unlike many pesticides, Heat® will penetrate into all of the cracks and crevices and kill bed bugs where they reside. Our process will force heat into beds, bedding, mattresses, furniture, electronics, wall cavities, etc. leaving no place for bed bugs to hide. This is important because adult bed bugs have been shown to live up to a year on a single blood meal, and may simply go to a small, dark space away from mattresses to live and reproduce.

Why is Heat® Better than Using Chemicals?

Historically, bed bug treatments have relied on the use of chemicals to reduce and control the pest. Recently, pesticides have shown to be ineffective in managing infestations with single bed bug treatment. An informal survey of pest control operators conducted by an entomologist at the University of Massachusetts found that 68% of all bedbug infestations require three or more treatments, 26% require two treatments, and just 6% require one treatment.

Another concern with pesticide use is the growing evidence that bed bugs are developing resistance to current pesticides used in the treatments. This follows the same trend found many years ago when DDT was the accepted treatment. The Integrated Pest Management Association found that by 1956, DDT resistance was so widespread that the control method had to be changed to Malathion.

Results from current research conducted by the University of Kentucky show that bed bug resistance to insecticidal products that have pyrethroids as an active ingredient has become significant. The excessive use of pesticide solutions may result in the bed bug developing greater resistance to current methodologies. Oftentimes this leads to overcompensating by increasing amounts of chemicals. This can be a dangerous practice. Heat® is a simpler control methodology which alters a bed bug’s natural environment, making it lethal to the bed bug.

Pesticides can also pose a threat to the environment. It Works its way through the ecosystem and cause adverse health and reproductive effects to many animals in the food chain.

Finally, some people may be sensitive to chemicals as a result of neurological or other medical disorders. These people may not have the option to use safely chemical solutions as part of their control method. Heat® is a non-chemical process and therefore is the practical solution for people with chemical sensitivities. It is ideal for treating health care facilities, hospitals, and schools where chemicals are not an option.

 

BED BUGS ARE BACK          

Even just a few years ago, bed bugs were a distant problem in the cities , something one encountered in the Rural or up-country settings. This is no longer the case, though. Bed bugs are back. And the worst part is that you and your home can get them from almost anywhere.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown, oval-shaped, parasitic insects that subsist off of blood. They can drink blood from birds and mammals, but they like human victims best. Humans offer these voracious insects an all-night buffet and fantastic places to hide when they’re not feasting. These creatures are also world champion hide and seek players, hiding in cracks in walls, in the folds of sheets, in bed frame crevices, luggage and anywhere else that you’re not likely to find them.
 

Bed Bugs Can Come from Almost Anywhere

You can stay home all day and still manage to get bed bugs if you live in a crowded area with high resident turn-overs, like an apartment complex or dorm. These pests can crawl at similar speeds to ladybugs, and they’re small enough to fit under doors and through cracks. If you don’t spend all day at home, or if you invite friends over, your odds get worse. Friends can bring these bothersome creatures in on themselves and on their pets. If you travel, especially internationally, bedbugs can hitch a ride on you, your clothes or your luggage to infest your home.

How to Know When You Have Bed Bugs

The only way to be certain that you have bedbugs is to find them. There are other signs to look for, like new bumps or bug bites that appear overnight, blood smears on your sheets, rashes and skin irritation, bed bug feces in seams of your bedding (small, reddish specks) and moltings, which are light brown in color. In larger groups, these bugs produce a sickly sweet smell similar to overripe raspberries, which can also lead you to suspect an infestation. Still, ultimately, the only way to be positive you have bedbugs is to find living bugs where they’re hiding.

Hire a Professional

When you realize you have bed bugs, you need to call a specialist. One of the scariest developments regarding these menaces is a recent trend towards resistance to common insecticides. Many home and business owners have tried to go the do it yourself route only to misuse the pesticides they rely on. By doing this, they manage not to kill all of the bugs they were going after, and the remaining bugs start to gain a resistance to the poisons. The only way to ensure that you will not contribute to this problem and that you will actually eradicate your infestation is to hire a professional exterminator. Professional exterminators will use a variety of techniques to make certain that your bed bug problem is completely gone.

STEP 1 – INSPECTION

Bed Bug Inspection

STEP 2 – EXTERMINATION

Our bed bug control machines produces heat with an output temperature between 210¢ª to 220¢ª degrees. Pests such as bedbugs, dust mites and other allergens along with their eggs are killed on contact at a temperature of 180¢ª degrees. Using heat is an extremely effective and chemical free way to kill these pest along with E. Coli, Salmonella, H1N1 and other bacteria or viruses without leaving any harmful chemical residue behind. The tools and equipment we use allow us to treat all areas where these pests can hide such as bedding, sofas, furniture, pillows, carpet, cracks and crevices that are ideal hiding places for pests.

The clothes / fabric tool with the cotton cover is ideal for treating bedding, furniture, pillows, and carpet areas around bed posts and base boards. Start by installing the supplied cotton cover on the clothes - fabric / smooth surface tool. Apply light consistent pressure and slowly pass it along the surface (1¡± per second) to insure the area being treated has a chance to come to full temperature killing pests and their eggs.

Bed Bug Termination

Bed Bugs are becoming more resistant to pesticides; but a safe, effective, and environmentally friendly dry heat process kills the entire life cycle of bed bugs. Homeowners, hotels, and apartment complexes are turning to AlPHA Eco Bed-bug Control to kill all of their bed bug infestation through the specialized use of heat.

Bed bugs can’t withstand heat. At 130 degrees bed bugs die in minutes…

Bed Bugs Kill Zone

 

Habitat
 
Bedbugs occur worldwide and are most commonly found nearby sleeping areas.

Bed Bugs are wingless insects, roughly oval in shape, 4-5mm long when fully grown, and are fast runners.  They are rust brown in colour and change to a deeper red-brown following a blood meal.
They are blood-sucking insects that require blood for nutrition and development.
Bed Bugs do not live on people nor do they burrow into the skin.

Being a cryptic species, bed bugs shelter in a variety of dark locations, mostly close to where people sleep.  These include under mattresses, floorboards, paintings and carpets, behind skirting, in various cracks and crevices of walls, within bed frames and other furniture, and behind loose wallpaper.   Bed Bugs tend to stay in close contact with each other and heavy infestations are accompanied by a distinctive sweet sickly smell.  Blood spotting on mattresses and nearby furnishings is often a tell-tale sign of infestation.

The cryptic nature of bed bugs and their ability to hide in small spaces means they will be protected from pesticides unless applied thoroughly and correctly.

Bed Bugs are one of the great travellers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture.  As such, they have a worldwide distribution.

 
 

Treatment and Recommendations

Pre-Treatment Recommendations
  • DO Remove all linen, clothing and place in plastic bags. Wash in hot water
  • DO NOT use the room once Bed Bug infestation has been detected
  • DO NOT remove any furniture from the room as all furniture will require treatment
Post Treatment Recommendations
  • DO  Recommend rooms treated are taken out of service for a minimum of 7-10 days


Prevention Tips
 
  • Deny pests food, water and shelter by following good cleaning, sanitation and housekeeping practices.
  • Minimise the risk of pests entering the premises by pest proofing the building.
  • Improved hygiene and sanitation practices to ensure items such as second-hand furniture, luggage, clothing, etc, are checked prior to putting them into rooms.
  • When do bed bugs usually feed?

    If you’ve ever heard the nursery rhyme, “good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” you probably know that these critters feed at night. Typically, biting happens about an hour before dawn. However, if hungry, bed bugs will feed any time of the day. The normal feeding frequency for a bed bug is roughly once every five to ten days. However, they can survive for up to a year with no food.

    Are bed bugs only a problem for those living in poverty?

    No. This is a common misconception. Households of all socioeconomic backgrounds get bed bugs.

    Where do bed bugs hide?

    Bed bugs do not discriminate. They do not care if you are messy or clean. If there is blood, they are happy. Any place with a high turnover of people is at risk (apartment buildings, schools, hotels, movie theaters, etc.)

    In the home, bed bugs are most likely to reside within a few feet of where you sleep. They are typically found in crevices, seams, headboards, and nearby furniture. Although clutter does not cause infestations, it does make them more difficult to get rid of, since there are more places for the bed bugs to hide.

    I have bed bugs! What do I do now?

    First, take a deep breath and don’t panic. There is a solution.

    Next, make a plan.

    This is where we come in. We will help you to get rid of bed bugs quickly and without toxic insecticides, and we will help you to create a preventive maintenance plan to prevent future infestations.

    How did I come to have bed bugs in the first place?

    Most often, bed bugs enter a home or business via luggage, clothing, visitors, used furniture, or a child’s backpack.

    How long does it take to get rid of bed bugs?

    The answer depends on the type of treatment your select.

    Our value or budget packages usually involve the use of insecticide dust, involve thorough preparation, and take up to three treatments before the problem is fully resolved.

    Our thermo remediation treatment eliminates bed bugs and their eggs.

    In either case, the results will depend on cooperation between you and the pest control professional.

    Are heat treatments safe?

    When properly performed by trained technicians, structural heating is safe. Pest-Heat™ technology has been applied successfully in tens of thousands of homes and commercial properties . In additional to eliminating bed bugs, structural heat treatments also kill bacteria, allergens, and virus mold, and can even eliminate some long-standing odors.

    Why is heat effective?

     

    There are two main reasons why heat works against bed bugs.

    First, as a bed bug’s skeleton is 60% water, dehydration due to heat quickly causes it to become paralyzed and die.

    Second, bed bugs are naturally attracted to heat because it indicates the presence of a food source. During the heating process, they will come out of their hiding places in search of food. Because of the elevated temperature, they will quickly become too weak to retreat back into their hiding spots, get dehydrated, and die.

    To ensure complete penetration of the structure, we use heat probes, eliminating the need to throw out and replace expensive possessions.

    I’ve seen ads for a do-it-yourself product. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to get rid of the bed bugs myself?

    No.

    First of all, these treatments are not effective. According to a recent survey conducted by the , bed bugs ranked as the most difficult pest to eliminate among 76% of pest control professionals, way above termites, ants, or cockroaches. The majority of do-it-yourself sprays and “bombs” contain chemicals to which most bed bugs are already resistant. Further, the sprays typically cause bed bugs to flee the area they are in and spread to another area – possibly all over your home.

    Second, do-it-yourself treatments can be damaging to your belongings and hazardous to your health. Irresponsible use of pesticides by homeowners has previously resulted in injury and even death.

    Please, always consult a trained professional when dealing with bed bugs.

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Bed Bug Life Cycle & Biology

 

Life Cycle & Biology of a Bed Bug: Eggs, Nymphs, Adults

The life cycle of an insect describes the development of an insect from the egg stage to adult. The process is referred to as metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is the process that the insects undergo to change from egg to adult. During complete metamorphosis, the insect egg is laid and when the egg hatches, a larva emerges that has little resemblance to adults. After feeding for a period of time, the larva changes to a new appearance. This stage in development is called the pupal stage. During the pupal stage, the insect will rest for some time before completing the final stage in development. When the pupa develops into an adult and emerges, the final stage of metamorphosis is achieved.

Simple Metamorphosis

Bed bugs evolve in a process called simple metamorphosis. This means that the juveniles have the appearance of adults and there is no resting or pupal stage. So the bed bug life cycle goes from egg to nymph, progressing through five nymphal stages, to adult, which then lays eggs and the process starts again.

Time of the Cycle

Eggs take about a week to hatch. Bed bugs are most active when their living space is just under body temperature, so a room temperature that is about 80° Fahrenheit is hospitable. After hatching, the nymphal stages begin and if there is adequate food, temperature, and humidity of about 75%, bed bugs will thrive. They can produce several generations per year, so egg to egg can be timed in just a few months.

Prolific Breeders

Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs in her lifetime if there is an adequate population of males to ensure continuous egg production. Most eggs will hatch if conditions are right and newly hatched nymphs must feed soon after hatching.

Lifespan

While it is rare in normal populations, there are documented cases where bed bugs have been dormant and waiting for a host for over a year. Moreover, there have been rare cases where bed bugs have survived two years without feeding.

Chart illustration of the bed bug lifecycle

What to Do and What Not to Do When You Got Bedbugs Infestation

Dos and Don'ts

Think you have bed bugs? Here are some dos and don’ts.

1. DO NOT throw away your mattresses and/or furniture.

Doing so will result in only two things:

  • You will waste a lot of money.
  • You will make the problem worse because bed bugs and their eggs will spread throughout your home as the furniture is carried out.
2. DO NOT move yourself or your furniture from room to room.

Bed bugs will not go away if you sleep in another room. Instead, they will follow you and create new colonies wherever you move. Remember:

  • Always stay in the same room while your home is being treated for bed bugs.
  • If you must move a small item such as a child’s stuffed toy, run it through the dryer at 120 degrees prior to moving it to another room.
3. DO NOT attempt to treat bed bugs yourself.

Do-it-yourself treatments for bed bugs are ineffective at best, and dangerous at worst.

  • Many products that are advertised for home use and sold in hardware stores are not actually safe. Many contain chemicals which can cause physical harm to you and your family members.
  • Insecticide sprays and “bombs” WILL NOT kill bed bugs. All they do is cause the bed bugs to relocate. If sprayed, bed bugs will flee the immediate area, meaning they will resettle elsewhere – all over the rest of your home.
  • At the very least, always research the effects of a particular chemical before using it in your home. A good resource for this is www.pesticideinfo.org.
4. DO NOT assume you are the only one being bitten.

People often rule out the possibility of bed bugs because they think no one else in the household is being bitten. Unfortunately, this is faulty logic. If a housemate or family member is not visibly experiencing bites, by no means should you rule out bed bugs. According to the research:

  • About 30% of people do not display ANY symptoms when bitten by bed bugs.
  • The other 70% exhibit symptoms that range anywhere from barely noticeable, mildly itchy spots to large, painful red welts.
5. DO clean and de-clutter infested rooms.

Clutter and dirtiness are a bed bug’s best friends.

  • Bed bugs like clutter because it gives them places to hide. Clearing open spaces in your home will make the treatment process smoother. Just remember: when throwing ANY ITEM out of a potentially infested space, it must be bagged and sealed prior to disposal in order to prevent bed bugs and eggs from spreading.
  • Wash all sheets in the hottest water possible (120° F). A Laundromat with large wasters and dryers is the best place to wash your pillows and blankets. Again, remember to bag and seal all clothing and sheets prior to transporting them anywhere.
  • Use isopropyl alcohol on all mattresses and furniture (where possible). Alcohol acts as a dehydrating agent. It will kill all bed bugs on contact. Make sure you to a spot test on a non-visible area prior to application, as some vinyl and stained surfaces may be damaged.
6. DO use bed bug encasements for mattresses and pillows.

Doing so will prevent bed bugs from entering and breeding in your mattress, pillow, or box spring. Conversely, bed bugs that are already inside will be unable to escape and bite you at night.

  • You can purchase these at our online store or a local retailer.

 

 

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Nairobi County and its Environ

Suffering with bed bugs?

More people are getting bed bugs each and every day in Nairobi COUNTY.
 
 UNIVERSITY HOSTELS in particular has been hit with a real bed bug epidemic that pest control companies are struggling to keep up with.

Up until now the options for bed bug extermination were limited to the spraying of pesticides - No longer!
 

Pest Control for bed bugs using high temperature bed bug heat treatment has proven to be the best and only true method of 100% effective and 'green' bed bug extermination in Toronto! Raising the temperature to the thermal 'kill range' quickly kills all bed bugs and bed bug eggs dead!

There is a new weapon in the fight to control this pest! No longer must you suffer with lengthy and laborious 'prep' and you do not have to subject your family to pesticides!

Our discreet bed bug heat treatment is safe, effective, 'green' and is offered at a price that you can afford. Our reasonable rates and super efficient bed bug pest control system mean that we keep the cost down!

If you are suffering with bed bugs in the Nairobi area you now have a 100% effective solution - Heat!
Killing Bed Bugs with Heat is the only truly 'green' method of bed bug extermination.
It works 100% every time!

How does our bed bug heat treatment system compare to other extermination methods?

 

Our Bed Bug Heat Treatment Is Simply The Best!

 
As you can see, the methods and equipment we use are head and shoulders above the all the rest out there. See here for an interesting pictorial of our superior bed bug heat equipment.

Our process is completely safe, 100% effective and is actually good for your home!

When you compare our heat treatment to the others we come out on top in every category.

Give us a call for your free onsite assessment.

(+254) 720-038791 or 0713091298-BUGHEAT

 

Bed bug heat treatment is better!

Exterminating bed bugs using heat is not only the better option - it's the only option that truly works!
 

  • Heat kills ALL bed bugs and their eggs
  • There is NO use of harmful pesticides
  • The heat permeates into every single nook and cranny of your home and kills the bed bugs where they are hiding - even behind walls!
  • The thermal treatment also purifies your home by killing bacteria, mould and other organisms in addition to the bed bugs as an added feature
  • Our bed bug extermination system is 100% safe for you, your home and your family!
  • 100% bed bug extermination in just one treatment!

In the recent past, when one found oneself in need of bed bug pest control the choices were limited, painful, laborious and ineffective.

Now there is a real, cost effective and 100% guaranteed solution to bed bug extermination in the Nairobi area - Heat treatment!

Not all bed bug  treatment companies in the Nairobi area are alike! Our company uses the best system for killing bed bugs in the world! This is discreet bed bug extermination that really works! Bed bug pest control has never before been this effective!

Alpha Eco-Bed Bug Heat...It works!™

100% safe for family and pets at a great price!

 

Bed bugs cannot hide from our superior process, each and every insect and their eggs are killed quickly, efficiently and cost effectively! Discreet bed bug heat!
 
Call us today and start sleeping well again soon!


Our company is proud to service Nairobi County ,Karen, Muthaiga, Museum Hill, West-land Loresho,Ngong, Mombasa, Kitengela, Kileleshwa, Rwaka, Kilimani, Embakasi, Nairobi-west, Tigo
Proven bed bugs extermination using heat!

Signs of Bed Bugs

 

 

Depending on the severity of your infestation, other tactics may be used as well. Specialized product is applied to areas like wall voids to keep bed bugs from travelling between rooms. Inside of furniture and hard to reach places will be vacuumed with equipment designed to capture bed bugs.

Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes…

Don't Make These Common MistakesMistake #1: Trying to control bed bugs with over the counter pesticides
Bed bugs are resistant to pesticides in Kenya. Some bed bugs are 100% resistant to pesticides. No amount of chemicals will completely control or kill them.
Don't Make These Common MistakesMistake #2: Assuming bed bugs do not infest furniture.
Bed bugs will infest any area where people or animals are active. Bed bugs often infest couches, chairs, dressers, walls, and baseboards.
Don't Make These Common MistakesMistake #3: Only looking for bed bugs on your bed.
Bed bugs typically only move in the open space of your bed or furniture when feeding. Most of the time, they occupy small cracks and crevices around your bed and furniture.

Schedule a FREE bed bug inspection ,
call 0720038791 for more details

 

Since bed bugs often infest cracks and crevices not visible at first glance, bed bugs can easily go undetected. Our inspectors can spot even the smallest signs of bed bugs and devise a treatment plan to wipe out the infestation.

 

What should a pest control company do for me?

Your pest control professional should be knowledgeable about bed bugs and aware of why thorough preparation is important in eradicating them. If your company does not require prep work, consider hiring someone else. If you need help preparing, ask us for a quote.

A thorough pest control professional may ask you to wash all clothing, bedding, and draperies. You may also be asked to purchase resealable bags for all possessions in closets and drawers. Bed preparation may also be required.

Always make sure that you understand the reasons behind your pest control professional’s requests and procedures.

Why do I need a follow-up treatment?

When using non-heat treatment methods, unhatched bed bug eggs are not being penetrated. Because they take two or three weeks to hatch, additional treatments are required. For each successive treatment, thorough preparation is jus just as vital as for the first (as always, we’re here to help you if needed).

Bed Bug Termination

 

Myths, Facts & Frequently Asked Questions about Bedbugs:

What are bed bugs?

It is a MYTH that Bed bugs live in dirty places. In fact, bed bugs are not attracted to dirt and grime; they are attracted to warmth, blood and carbon dioxide. That means you can find them any place you find humans: from luxurious 5th Avenue apartments to skid row.

Other popular myths:

* Myth: You can’t see a bed bug.
Reality: You can see adult bed bugs, nymphs and eggs with your naked eye.

* Myth: Bed bugs transmit diseases.
Reality: There have been no cases or studies that indicate bed bugs pass diseases from one host to another.

* Myth: Bed bugs won’t come out if the room is brightly lit.
Reality: While bed bugs prefer darkness, keeping the light on at night won’t deter these pests from biting you -- when they're hungry and sense food nearby, they'll come out and get you.

* Myth: Bedbugs live exclusively in mattresses & bite only at night
Reality: 'Bedbug' is a misnomer. Bedbugs spread away from beds into living areas and can be seen on any surface, including chairs, railings and ceilings. A better name is pet bug (they can travel on pets!) or suitcase bug.

* Myth: Pesticide applications will exterminate bed bug infestations.
Reality: Proper use of pesticides may help control bed bugs, but will not by itself eliminate bed bugs. In addition, bed bug populations in different areas of the country have developed resistance to pesticides. If you're dealing with a resistant population, some products and application methods may only make the problem worse. Plus, many people get sick with pesticide-use and pesticides must be sprayed on everything (they only work by coming into contact with bedbugs).

* Myth: We should bring back DDT
Reality: When the controversial pesticide DDT was banned in 1972, most bed bugs were already resistant to it; today, bedbugs are even more resistant to pesticides. Pyrethroids, the main class of pesticides used against bedbugs today, targets sodium channels in bedbug cells, just like DDT. Consequently, as bedbugs develop resistance to pyrethroids, they also become cross-resistant to DDT.

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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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