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Alpha Ecological Pest Control Company Inc.

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Wasps & Wasp Control

 

Learn about venomous wasps
and effective pest control methods

 

The Yellow Jacket Wasp can be deadly ...

 

The Yellow Jacket Wasp can attack as a group and may sting many times which is very painful and highly inflammatory particularly if stung around the throat or other glandular parts of the body.

Deaths are known to occur when a European Wasp stings a person after the wasp has been swallowed. The European Wasp may enter a soft drink or beer can (they like sugar) and if swallowed, it will bite and inject it's venom inside the persons throat which will causing massive swelling of the glands and possible asphyxiation (suffocation).
Paper Wasps can be very aggressive in hot weather and may cause severe pain from their sting. They are about 20 mm in length, and should be approached with caution.

 

Wasps - where they live ...

 

The European Wasp can be identified by the bright yellow and black stripes on its abdomen.
European Wasp nests are usually found in the ground, rockeries, tree stumps, wall cavities and roof voids.
The paper wasp has brown and orange stripes and is usually found in a small papery nest usually hanging from a horizontal surface, such as, on walls under ceilings, window sills, awnings, shrubs and similar locations.

 

Wasp Control Services

 

WARNING: DO NOT attempt to eradicate a wasp nest yourself, unless you have the complete range of protective equipment and professional knowledge essential in the circumstances. If you see a European wasp on your property you may attempt carefully to find the nest in your locality.
RECOMMENDED Best Pest Control Practice: That the pest control professional use a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide - as the safer, more effective method. A professional pest control service for Yellow Jackets varies depending on the size of the house, ease of access to various areas to be treated and access to the nest site.

 

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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.

 

 

 


Q. Do you use natural and/or organic pest control products?

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?

Following an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service model, and extermination services. We offer carpenter ant and termite control, , general pest extermination and rodent control/prevention. .

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.

Prevention and/or extermination services are developed differently for each of these categorie

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

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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.

 

 

 

Termites facts

 

Q
Are white ants the same as termites?
 A
No. Ants are no relation to termites and in fact, there is no such thing as a white ant. Termites have been incorrectly referred to as white ants purely by the colour of their bodies and similar looking to an ant.
 
 
Q
How quickly can termites eat my house?
A
There are many variables involved in how much damage termites can cause to a home. It is possible however that some species of termites can eat a room of your home in a few months.
 
 
Q
If I have termites in my yard will they eat my house?
A
It is possible for termites to travel 100 metres or more to access a food source such as your home. It is therefore a necessity to have a termite inspection carried out to your home if you discover termites in your yard, followed by a preventative program.
 
 
Q
My neighbour has had termites treated in their house, will they travel to my house?
A Yes, it is possible that if your neighbour has had a termite treatment carried out the termites can be moved on to your home.
   
Q Are non toxic termite treatments effective?
A Most definitely. We regard them to be the leaders in termite control technology.
   
Q Do I need to have routine termite inspections if I keep an eye on the house myself?
A Yes, we highly recommend that an annual inspection be carried out as per the Standard as it takes a highly trained eye with the use of instruments such as moisture metres to detect termite activity.
   
Q What can I do to assist in the prevention of termite control?
A When a termite inspection is conducted you will be supplied with a report that lists recommendations to reduce the risk of termite attack. These could be poor drainage, timbers in contact with the ground, leaks in plumbing etc. These are called conducive conditions and should be rectified.
   
Q Is my suburb susceptible to termite attack?
A Termites can strike anywhere and at any time throughout Kenya
   
Q My house is built on a concrete slab so I'm safe right?
A Wrong. Concrete slab constructed homes are regarded at very high risk of termite attack due to the termites entry points being concealed and are usually discovered by the home owner.

 

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General

 

  • Why should I hire a Pest Management Professional?
  • Are the materials you use safe?
  • Do I have to sign a long term contract?
  • Do the pesticides you use cause cancer?
  • Do you utilize any non-chemical methods of control?
  • Does the treatment have an odor?
  • How long does treatment last?
  • I am considering a do-it-yourself alternative. What is the bottom line on pesticide risk?
 

Why should I hire a Pest Management Professional?

Your home is usually your greatest financial asset and pest and termite control can be difficult due to varying structural elements and soil conditions. We have access to such resources as specialized products, tools, and training that help us successfully eliminate your pest and termite infestations which most homeowners simply don't have.

 

Are the materials you use safe?

All pesticides are inherently poisonous and our state certified technicians are trained to handle them with respect to human safety and the environment. Alpha Pest Control believes strongly in choosing the safest approach to solving each pest occurrence, and of course, all materials we use are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Do I have to sign a long term contract?

No, absolutely not! Some of our service agreements do ask for a one year commitment; however, none of our contracts are binding. If you decide that you no longer want our service, there is absolutely no penalty for cancellation.

 

Do the pesticides you use cause cancer?

No. None of the pesticides we use have any carcinogenic effects as established through pre-registration laboratory testing required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Do you utilize any non-chemical methods of control?

Alpha Pest Control practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which utilizes many non-chemical control techniques such as sanitation, harborage reduction, exclusion, sealing, mechanical controls and environmental management.

 

Does the treatment have an odor?

No. All our applications are odorless or have low-odor alternatives. Ask your Alpha pest professional if you have concerns about what you should expect for specific treatments.

 

How long does treatment last?

Treatment effectiveness varies by type of pest, likelihood of re-infestation and product longevity. Ask your Action pest professional about your particular circumstance and they can give you a realistic estimate.

 

I am considering a do-it-yourself alternative. What is the bottom line on pesticide risk?

The danger of any pesticide is all about exposure. The do-it yourselfer often chooses over-the-counter products that are much more toxic than the professional materials we utilize. To compound this mistake, the homeowner is not trained in the application methods we utilize that virtually eliminate any exposure to people and pets. If you eliminate exposure, then you eliminate risk.

 

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