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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 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.

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APC 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. APC 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.

5 Common Bloodsucking Pests

mosquito on leaf

tick on skin

We live in a world full of blood sucking pests. Scientists estimate that the earth is home to at least 10 million species of insects and more than 14,000 of them feast on blood. But what made these vampire-like pests want to start drinking the blood of mammals in the first place?
One theory suggests bugs had already developed sucking mouthparts to feed on plants and that one accidentally bit into an animal. It’s possible it had the ability to digest blood, reproduced and the rest is history.
But however blood sucking insects came about, one thing is for certain. These bloodthirsty pests wreak havoc on the world. Mosquitoes alone are responsible for the deaths of more than 1 million people every year, according to the World Health Organization.

What Types of Bugs Suck Blood?

It’s important to know what kinds of bugs to beware of, so you can take steps to protect yourself from an attack. Here’s a rundown on some of the most common blood sucking pests in the Kenya.

mosquito on leafMosquitoes – We’re all familiar with mosquitoes – those irritating pests that eat you alive when you’re just trying to go for a peaceful afternoon walk. You might be surprised to find out that these little pests are the deadliest animals on earth, spreading diseases like Malaria, West Nile Virus and Chikungunya to large segments of the population. 
flea on hairLice – Lice bring back memories of childhood, when that one kid in class got infested with them, and you just hoped you hadn’t worn the same hat as him. These horrifying pests crawl around on peoples’ scalps, feeding on blood from their head.
bedbug on skinBedbugs – Bedbugs are making a comeback. It used to be cute to say “don’t let the bedbugs bite.” But with bedbug infestations up 57 percent over the last five years, the saying is becoming less and less popular. These bugs attack at night, but you usually won’t find out until morning because of their sleep inducing saliva. 
tick on skinTicks – Ticks are the little creatures that latch onto you when you’ve been out hiking and forgot to wear long pants and sleeves. Be careful not to remove them with your hands or else their teeth will get caught in your skin. Carefully use tweezers instead.
flea on leafFleas – If you’ve ever had a pet in your home, you know about fleas all too well. These bugs consume up to 15x their own body weight every day. Though there are 2,000 species of fleas in the world. the cat flea is responsible for most incidents in the Kenya.

How to Defeat Bloodsucking Pests

There’s no way to completely prevent bites from bloodsucking pests, but you can take steps to keep from becoming their next snack. The professionals at Alpha Pest Control offer a variety of insect control services. From mosquitoes to bedbugs, we can help you overcome your pest problem. Just call (+254) 720-038-791.

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