Bakersfield Flea + Tick Control

Fleas and ticks, two common pests that plague both humans and animals, are a source of frustration and concern. These blood-feeding parasites are not only annoying but also pose potential health risks.

Fleas are small, wingless insects that infest the fur and feathers of animals, particularly cats and dogs. They are capable of reproducing rapidly, leading to widespread infestations if left unchecked. Flea bites cause intense itching and discomfort, often resulting in allergic reactions or dermatitis. Additionally, fleas can transmit diseases such as typhus and tapeworms.

Ticks, on the other hand, are arachnids that latch onto the skin of mammals, including humans and pets. They can be found in grassy and wooded areas. Ticks can transmit serious illnesses like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tick-borne encephalitis through their bites. Prompt removal of ticks and proper medical attention are crucial to minimize the risk of disease transmission.

In some cases, professional pest control services may be necessary, as they can provide comprehensive treatments targeting different stages of the flea life cycle and offer advice on prevention strategies. The professionals at Natrix Pest Control are highly experienced in eradicating and controlling these dangerous pests. Call us for quality affordable flea and tick removal in Bakersfield and surrounding communities in Kern County. 

 

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Common Problems Caused By Fleas and Ticks

It is important to address flea and tick infestations promptly to safeguard the health and well-being of both humans and animals. Fleas and ticks can cause many problems such as:

  1. Skin irritation and allergies: Fleas and ticks can cause intense itching and irritation in both humans and animals. Their bites can trigger allergic reactions, leading to redness, swelling, rashes, and discomfort. In severe cases, excessive scratching and biting can cause secondary skin infections.
  2. Disease transmission: Fleas and ticks are known to transmit various diseases to humans and animals. For example, ticks can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tick-borne encephalitis, while fleas can transmit diseases such as murine typhus and bubonic plague. These diseases can cause a range of symptoms, from mild flu-like symptoms to severe illness.
  3. Anemia in pets: Fleas feed on the blood of animals, and severe infestations can lead to anemia, particularly in young or small pets. Anemia can cause weakness, lethargy, pale gums, and even life-threatening complications if left untreated.
  4. Veterinary expenses: Flea and tick infestations often require veterinary intervention and treatment. This can result in significant financial costs, including vet visits, medications, flea preventatives, and treatments for related health issues caused by infestation.
  5. Psychological impact: Flea and tick infestations can have a psychological impact on both humans and pets. It can cause stress, anxiety, and disturbed sleep patterns due to the discomfort and constant itching. This can affect overall well-being and quality of life.

It is crucial to address flea and tick problems promptly to minimize these issues. Regular use of appropriate preventive measures, such as flea/tick collars, topical treatments, and maintaining cleanliness in homes and pet areas, can help prevent infestations and reduce the associated problems. Additionally, seeking professional help and guidance from veterinarians or pest control experts can aid in treating existing infestations effectively. The quality, affordable pest control services from Natrix Pest Control can eliminate and control your flea and tick problem. 

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The Natrix Approach To Flea and Tick Control

Our professional exterminators follow a systematic approach when dealing with flea and tick removal to ensure effective and long-lasting results. Here is a general outline of how Natrix approaches flea and tick control:

  1. Inspection: We will begin by inspecting the premises to assess the extent of the flea and tick infestation and identify the areas of high activity. Then we examine potential hotspots such as pet bedding, carpets, upholstery, and outdoor areas where pets spend time.
  2. Treatment plan development: Based on the inspection findings, we will develop a tailored treatment plan. This plan will consider factors like the severity of the infestation, the specific species of fleas and ticks involved, and any special considerations for pets or individuals with allergies.
  3. Treatment of pets: If necessary, the exterminator may suggest you coordinate with a veterinarian to treat pets for fleas and ticks. This can involve the application of topical treatments, oral medications, or the use of flea/tick collars. Treating pets is crucial to prevent reinfestation of the premises.
  4. Indoor treatment: Our flea and tick exterminators will employ various methods to treat indoor areas. This can include using insecticide sprays, dusts, or fogging treatments that target fleas and ticks at all stages of their life cycle. We focus on areas frequented by pets, such as carpets, furniture, and bedding.
  5. Outdoor treatment: If fleas and ticks are present in the yard or outdoor areas, our pest control professionals may recommend treating these areas to prevent reinfestation. This can involve spraying insecticides on lawns, shrubs, and other outdoor surfaces where fleas and ticks reside.
  6. Follow-up visits: Natrix Pest Control is dedicated to quality service. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may schedule follow-up visits to ensure that the treatment is effective and to address any remaining pests. We can also provide guidance on preventive measures to minimize the chances of future infestations.

Throughout the process, the professional exterminator from Natrix will prioritize safety by using appropriate insecticides approved for indoor use, following label instructions, and considering any specific concerns or sensitivities of the inhabitants. We can also provide recommendations and guidance on preventive measures, such as regular pet grooming, vacuuming, and maintaining cleanliness, to reduce the likelihood of future flea and tick infestations.

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FAQs About Fleas and Ticks

To protect your pets and home from fleas and ticks, consider the following measures:

  • Use preventative treatments: Regularly use flea and tick preventative products recommended by your veterinarian for your pets.
  • Keep your yard well-maintained: Regularly mow the lawn, trim bushes, and remove tall grasses or excessive foliage where fleas and ticks can thrive.
  • Conduct regular checks: Routinely inspect your pets for any signs of fleas or ticks, and remove any ticks promptly using proper techniques.
  • Vacuum frequently: Regularly vacuum your home, paying attention to areas where pets spend time, such as carpets, upholstery, and pet bedding, to remove flea eggs and larvae.
  • Wash pet bedding: Wash your pet’s bedding regularly in hot water to help eliminate any flea eggs or larvae present.
  • Consider professional treatment: In severe infestations, professional pest control services may be required to effectively eliminate fleas and ticks from your home.

Fleas and ticks are known to transmit several diseases to humans and pets. Some examples include:

  • Lyme disease: Transmitted by ticks infected with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease can cause fever, fatigue, joint pain, and other symptoms.
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever: Carried by certain ticks, this bacterial infection can cause fever, headache, rash, and in severe cases, organ damage if left untreated.
  • Flea-borne typhus: Fleas can transmit the bacteria Rickettsia typhi, causing typhus fever, with symptoms including headache, fever, rash, and body aches.
  • Babesiosis: Transmitted by certain species of ticks, this parasitic infection can affect the red blood cells in both humans and animals, leading to anemia and other complications.

To control fleas and ticks in your home, you can follow these steps:

  • Treat your pets: Use effective flea and tick preventative products recommended by your veterinarian to protect your pets from infestation.
  • Clean thoroughly: Regularly vacuum your home, including carpets, furniture, and pet bedding, to remove any fleas, ticks, eggs, or larvae.
  • Wash pet bedding: Launder pet bedding in hot water to kill any fleas, ticks, or eggs present.
  • Use insecticides: In severe infestations, consider using insecticides specifically formulated to target fleas and ticks, following label instructions carefully.
  • Outdoor treatment: If your yard is infested with fleas or ticks, consider treating it with appropriate insecticides or seek professional pest control services.

Remember, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian for the most appropriate and safe methods of flea and tick prevention and control for your pets.

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