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We provide excellent bed bugs fumigation services in Nairobi Kenya
At Agile Pest Control Services Kenya, we use the most effective methods to exterminate bedbugs. As bed bugs evolve and develop resistance to pesticides, it is vital that we also change the pesticides that we use and the methods we apply to control them.
Our bed bug fumigation services in Nairobi are remarkable. We achieve 100% elimination of bedbugs from our client’s homes in record time.
Agile Pest Control is your expert Bed Bug Exterminator for Bed Bug treatment and Pest Control in Nairobi. Our heat treatment is done in conjunction with traditional chemical treatment. Steam is one of the the most effective methods of eliminating bed bugs. We have state-of-the-art professional bed bug steaming equipment which we use to inject steam to all areas that have bed bugs and bed bug eggs. We target areas like bed frames, mattress seams, headboards and many other bed bug hotspot areas. This method guarantees 100% eradication in just one visit, and we rarely have to repeat the job.
After providing bed bug control services in Kenya for more than 15 years, we have gained knowledge and experience on the best and the most effective methods of getting rid of bedbugs.
We have an agile crew of bed bug specialists. As we offer our bed bugs fumigation and control services in Nairobi Kenya, we are driven by the motto of achieving complete bed bug removal. We will ensure that all bedbugs and all bedbug eggs are totally eradicated from your home.
We provide reliable bed bug treatment, ensuring that you enjoy your life by living in a bedbug-free environment.
Are you looking for advice or bed bugs control services in Kenya? Now that you are reading this, you are probably in one of the following categories:
- You feel like something is biting you, never seen bed bugs before and don’t know how they look like or…
- You’ve got an active bed bug infestation, and you’ve probably tried fighting them, and now you are wondering why they just don’t go away and leave you alone.
If you belong to the first category, read along as we discuss what they look like, how they move around, where to find them and so on.
If you’ve dealt with them before and you are looking for an effective way to control them, jump straight to the part that talks about “Our 3-Part Bed Bug Treatment Protocol”
Bed Bug Basics
Bed bugs are non-flying, brown blood-sucking insects that primarily survive on a human blood meal. They have an oval shape and mature ones are the size of apple seeds. Bed bugs usually pounce on its host – mostly humans when they are sleeping, or resting on the sofa, or any other comfy place. When not active, bed bugs hide in the bed’s headboard, bed frames, under box springs, seams of mattress, cracks, and crevices in the room.
Bed Bugs by Numbers
- 3 – Average eggs female bed bug lays per day
- 10 – Number of days bed bug eggs take to hatch
- 5 – Growth stages of bed bugs (also known as instar) till maturity.
- 37 – Number of days bed bugs take to mature
- 6 – Number of minutes bed bug takes to feed per session
The truth about bed bug control
Getting rid of bed bugs completely isn’t easy. After helping clients control bed bugs for over 15 years, here’s the one reason we’ve identified that makes it hard to control them.
- Most pesticides and solutions kill bed bugs only on contact. For the many years in professional pest control, we’ve noticed that pesticides that have residual effect on bed bugs are rare. Many pest control practitioners will try to convince you otherwise, but the truth is after they are done spraying and leaving your house, nothing remains that will help eliminate bed bugs that were hiding with their eggs when the operation was taking place.
The battle-tested method... that works.
Our 3 - Part Bed bug Treatment Protocol
This treatment protocol uses the Integrated Pest Management method that is designed to kill live bed bugs, their eggs and to have a killing residual effect on those that remain after we step out of your house. We believe in empowering you as our customer and we’ll tell you exactly what we do. This process is effective and safe for your family, pets, and the environment. So here’s how it goes:
Part #1: Heat Treatment
The first thing we do is use heat. We inject hot air in every part of the wooden bed that bed bug may hide especially headboard, bed frames, under box spring, window curtain box, cracks, and crevices on the wall and corners of the room. In addition to that, we use modern state-of-the-art professional steamers to steam all bed bug hotspot areas. The high temperature is designed to destroy bed bug eggs, bed bug larvae and kill mature bed bugs hiding there.
Most post-treatment re-infestation are usually caused by eggs that hatch after treatments. With us, you are absolutely safe from that because the steam and heat destroys all the eggs.
Part #2: Application of Instant Killing pyrethrum based chemical
The second step is to spray with a chemical that has an instant knock-down effect on bed bugs still crawling especially on seams of mattress and window curtains, and sofa sets in the seating room.
Part #3: Application of Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a natural, non-toxic and organic substance that kills bed bugs and other pests that have oily cuticles and exoskeletons like cockroaches and spiders. DE usually works excellently when combined with other methods in an Integrated Pest Management procedure.
DE is derived from fossilized sea creatures called diatoms. It is a dry powder-like substance that kills pests by absorbing oils and fats from their bodies. Bed bugs cannot create resistance to DE.
The procedure above guarantees complete eradication of bed bugs from your home.
This procedure takes between 2-3 hours with minimal disturbance to your daily routine.
You step outside and come back to your bug-free house after about 2 hours.
Our technicians are highly trained and come in an unmarked vehicle for your privacy.
What to Expect on the treatment day
A vetted and trained technician will arrive in an unmarked vehicle /PSV/bike/Uber for confidentiality
He’ll ask you general question with regard to history of the problem
We’ll do thorough inspection of the rooms starting with bed rooms
We’ll execute our 3-part bed bug treatment protocol as indicated above
Step back into your bug free and odour free house after 2 hours
You’ll be expected to open windows and doors (if possible) for 1 hour so the fumes settles.
Agile Pest® backs up service with a 60-day warranty
Expect a follow up call from us to know how you are fairing on.
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Bed bug Control Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are there bed bugs in Kenya?
There are bed bugs in Kenya. The bed bug species found in Kenya include Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus, with the latter being more widespread. These two species of bed bugs prefer to feed on human blood. They usually live and nest close to their source of food, so you’ll likely find them in places around the bed.
Identification of the specific bed bug species in your home can help pest control professionals to choose and design the most effective methods of extermination. However, if you have an active bed bug infestation, don’t tire yourself trying to identify the exact species of a bed bug that is in your house. Leave that task to pest experts.
Of all the urban centers in Kenya, Nairobi has the highest incidence of bed bugs. This may be attributed to the nature of houses in dwelling areas like slums. Another key contributing factor to bed bugs in Nairobi is public transport. 70% of Nairobi residents use public means of transport to commute to work daily. Many of the public service vehicles (PSVs) that are used have bed bugs, hence contributing to the fast spread of bed bugs in the city.
Mombasa has also a high incidence of bed bugs. Bed bug species like Cimex hemipterus thrive in warm tropical climates, and Mombasa provides such a perfect environment.
Apart from Nairobi and Mombasa, bed bugs are also found in other towns in Kenya like Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Bungoma, Nyeri, Meru, and many other urban centers.
What kills bed bugs and their eggs?
Heat and steam kill bed bugs and their eggs. Research has shown the thermal death points of bed bugs. The thermal death points refer to the temperature at which a bed bug dies. If you expose bed bugs constantly to a temperature of 45°C, you will need 90 minutes or more for all of them to die. On the other hand, if you expose bedbugs constantly to a temperature of 47.8°C, you will need 20 minutes for all of them to die. As for the bedbug eggs, you must expose them to a temperature of 47.8°C constantly for 90 minutes for all of them to die.
One of the techniques that pest control companies use to exterminate bed bugs is steam. Using a professional steamer, a pest technician can achieve a good result in exterminating bedbugs and bedbug eggs at places where the use of chemicals is undesirable. Some clients also don’t like the use of chemicals at all in their homes, hence heat treatment has become an integral part of pest control services. Steam can be used to exterminate bedbugs on upholstered furniture, pillows, mattresses, sofas, and on many other places.
What chemical kills bed bugs and their eggs in Kenya?
One of the chemicals that kills bed bugs and their eggs in Kenya is Pali 50WP. Although the chemical doesn’t kill the bed bug eggs instantly, its long residual effect ensures that the bed bug nymphs are eliminated as soon as they hatch. Bed bug eggs hatch in 6-10 days and a chemical with a long residual effect will be effective at killing the nymphs continuously as they hatch.
Lava Insecticide is also an effective chemical that kills bed bugs and their eggs in Kenya. Just like Pali 50WP, this insecticide has a long residual effect and it will continue killing bed bugs long after the initial application. Ensure that you mix this insecticide with the recommended amount of water for maximum effectiveness. Read the label carefully before applying.
Another insecticide that kills bed bugs and their eggs in Kenya is Kungunil. Kungunil also has a long residual effect and many Kenyans have used it successfully to kill bedbugs and their eggs.
However, in recent years, bed bugs in Kenya have become resistant to many chemicals. Some of the currently most effective chemicals against bedbugs are licensed to be only handled by pest control experts.
What is the main cause of bed bugs in Kenya?
Bed bugs come from infested areas. You can introduce bed bugs to your home if you buy and take home used furniture that has bed bugs. Some people are enticed to buy used furniture because of their cheap prices. However, one of the reasons that such furniture is being sold could be that the original owner had bed bugs in his or her house and decided to sell the furniture. Avoid buying second-hand furniture.
Bed bugs can also come from matatus. In cities like Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu, many residents use matatus to get to work. Some of these matatus have bed bugs. The bed bugs will climb on you as you sit on the matatu seats and thereafter you will carry them home. When using public means of transport or public service vehicles (PSVs), be selective. Choose matatu SACCOs that have a good reputation for implementing pest control measures.
Bed bugs can also come from hotels. Some hotels and accommodation facilities in Kenya have bed bugs. If you stay in a hotel that is infested with bed bugs, the bed bugs might get into your clothes or luggage and hitch a ride to your home when you return.
Bed bugs can also come from educational institutions like schools, colleges, and universities. If you have children that school in boarding institutions, be careful because they can unknowingly bring bed bugs home. Bed bugs have infested some of these institutions and you must enquire from your child if bed bugs were present in his or her learning center. It is good practice to carry out bed bug inspections on children’s luggage immediately after they arrive home.
How do I know if the bed bugs are gone?
After 3 weeks of professional bed bug treatment, check for bed bug signs. Look for live bed bugs, fecal matter, or shed skins. Using a bright spotlight, inspect the bed. Check on the bedframes, headboard, pillow, mattress, bedsheets, and duvets. Inspect also the furniture that is close to the bed. After that, inspect other areas around the house like the living room and the kitchen. Inspect sofas, tables, and all furniture around the house. Check on the walls, wall hangings, picture frames, windows, and all other places where you suspect bed bugs might be hiding. If you can’t find any bed bug signs around the house, chances are that the bed bugs are gone.
Another sign you can look out for is bed bug bites. Bedbug bites usually occur on areas exposed during sleeping such as the face, neck, and hands. However, this is not a reliable method of ascertaining if bed bugs are gone because bed bug bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea.