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Fleas and ticks are much more than a minor nuisance for you and your pets. These tiny insects breed rapidly, and an out-of-control infestation can easily make you, your family, and your furry friends very sick. If you notice signs of fleas and ticks in your home or yard, contact Magic City Pest Control - Birmingham at 205-538-1435 to get flea and tick extermination in Birmingham, AL.
Are Fleas Dangerous?
A flea infestation isn't simply uncomfortable for you and your pets. These pests can carry and spread a number of diseases, including:
- Bubonic plague
- Murine typhus
For pets, an untreated flea infestation can cause constant scratching, which can break the skin and lead to scabs that may get infected. Pets that ingest fleas can also develop tapeworms. With a serious infestation, fleas can feed on so much of a pet's blood that it becomes anemic, which can be life-threatening if left untreated.
Some people can be allergic to flea bites, too. If you or your loved ones notice itchy welts and irritated patches of skin, you may need the help of a professional flea eradication service as soon as possible.
How to Get Rid of Fleas in the Home
If your home has a flea infestation, the first thing you must do is treat your pet with flea medication. The flea life cycle begins and ends on your pet. By treating the animal, you'll eliminate the fleas' host, which should greatly reduce the number of fleas you see in your home.
Next, we recommend that you thoroughly vacuum and clean your home to remove as many fleas and eggs as possible. However, it's difficult to eliminate fleas on your own, which is why you need the help of a professional flea eradication service from Magic City Pest Control - Birmingham.
We will treat your home with an insecticide to kill adult and developing fleas. Then, we'll deploy an insect growth regulator to disrupt the flea breeding cycle and prevent the pests from multiplying further.
Ticks Can Make You and Your Family Seriously Ill
Ticks may be tiny, but don't let their size fool you. These pests can transmit a wide range of illnesses, some of which may be long-lasting or deadly.
Conditions transmitted by ticks in Alabama include:
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Heartland virus
- Tick paralysis
- Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)
Tick bite symptoms can include:
- Muscle aches
If you notice a rash that looks like a bulls-eye, a tick may have bitten you. After seeking medical attention, contact us to treat your tick infestation right away.
How to Eliminate Ticks
To survive and reproduce, ticks require a high-humidity environment. Most ticks cannot survive inside your home for more than a few days, which means if you've got a tick problem, the most likely source of the infestation is your yard.
It may be possible to control a small number of ticks by sprinkling diatomaceous earth around your yard. This powder dries out ticks and eliminates them naturally. It's safe for humans and pets but can irritate the eyes and skin, so wear a mask and gloves when applying it.
If your tick infestation is more severe, we can treat your yard with granular and liquid pesticides to stop the problem at its source. We also offer monthly tick prevention services to keep these pests away from your yard during tick season.
Contact Magic City Pest Control
Birmingham for Your Flea and Tick Control Needs
Fleas and ticks may be tiny, but the issues they can cause for you and your pets are no small matter. Bites from these pests can cause severe itching, fevers, anemia, allergic reactions, and much more. You might be able to treat a few fleas and ticks on your own, but if you're dealing with a major infestation, you need the help of professional flea and tick extermination in Birmingham, AL right away.
Call Magic City Pest Control - Birmingham at 205-538-1435 to book your appointment with our flea control service in Birmingham today. Learn more now.
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