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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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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.


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Ants are getting busy! As the weather changes from winter to spring, ants are foraging around setting up their colonies. One of the more prevalent varieties of ants in the Nairobi City area is the Pavement Ant. This pest gets it’s name because it is often found nesting around sidewalks and driveways. When you see little mounds of soil along paved areas, they are likely to be left over from the foraging habits of Pavement Ants. They prefer to live outside, but when the weather turns cold or if there is too much rain, they tend to migrate into homes. Another reason why ants migrate indoors is because of too little moisture. So if we get 3-4 weeks of dry weather, ants will come in looking for water – usually around kitchen sinks.
Pavement ants are small (about 1/10 – 1/8 inch) and if you look at them under magnification, they have little grooves on their head which parallel the length of their bodies. Another way to identify them, is they have two nodes on their back. Nodes are little notches or humps. The number of nodes is a main method of identification for the many varieties of ants out there.
How do we get rid of Pavement Ants?  Although pesticide sprays will work, the best method is usually to bait for them. By putting bait placements directly in their trails, the worker ants will pick up the bait, take it back to the main colony and distribute it. Although this is the most effective way to eliminate Pavement Ants, it sometimes takes 2 or 3 weeks for the treatment to be fully effective because it takes that long to get the bait throughout the whole colony. Also, there are sometimes several different colonies working at the same time.
Sometimes, I get asked if Pavement Ants can sting. They have stingers, but rarely do they use them. Also, the stingers are so small that they usually can’t even penetrate human skin. They are not considered a health threat – just a nuisance.

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