Fleas

Flea Control - Austin, TX

Magic Pest & Lawn Specializes in Flea Control & Innovative Flea Extermination to Keep Your Family & Pets Itch-Free!

From carpets to hardwood flooring and the outdoor environments, flea control in Austin can be a difficult task. The environmentally-friendly Magic Pest and Lawn's pest control experts will assist in controlling fleas safely and protecting your family and pets from these pesky parasites. A trained flea extermination technician will remove the fleas in your house by applying an environmentally-friendly flea removal treatment to your carpet, area rugs, and upholstered furniture.

Why are Fleas Dangerous? 

When it comes to flea control and extermination, the flea exterminators at Magic Pest and Lawn take it very seriously. Here's why:

Fleas are small wingless insects that live on the blood of humans and animals. Although they prefer to live and feed on animals such as dogs and cats, they do consider humans as their source of food as well. This blood-sucking insect has mouth parts adapted to pierce the skin. It appears as reddish-brown in color or sometimes black, about one-eighth of an inch in length and gets around by jumping from one place to another. Their bodies are flattened from side to side and have spines or spikes in the mouth, back and legs to stick firmly on their host, thus preventing it from getting groomed off. Fleas also have claws on their legs adapted for travel in between hair shafts.

While too much itching and scratching can lead to infection, flea bites are also associated with other dangers. The dangers from flea bites are due to the disease-carrying nature of fleas. The “black plague” is actually caused by a type of bacteria called Yersinia pestis spread by fleas, and killed 25 million people.

There are a number of flea diseases that can be transmitted from fleas, but there is one particular among them that can be acquired from a flea bite. As of today, a number of cases of bubonic plague have been recorded in the United States. Fleas are actually the insects that transmit the pathogen which will cause the disease. The digestive system of a flea is blocked by the reproduction of the bacteria, which will cause the flea to bite frequently to prevent from starving. The disease is then transmitted to humans via flea bites; the fleas may regurgitate infected blood to the bite wound. Signs and symptoms of bubonic plague may occur within a week of exposure to the bacteria. Symptoms may include headache, fever, fatigue or weakness, and the painful swollen lymph nodes known as “buboes”. There are other flea diseases that can be spread by fleas but through a different mode of transmission.

Protection From Fleas by Magic Pest and Lawn

Magic Pest's flea treatment is the most comprehensive among flea exterminators in the pest control business. Typical flea pest control services using flea sprays or flea bombs only cover open and/or traffic areas. Your Magic Pest control technician will carefully treat furnishings such as sofas and chairs, and will also treat underneath heavy items such as beds and dressers to ensure that your home is flea-free and your family is safe.

Contact Magic Pest and Lawn's flea control team today to begin dealing with your flea infestation!