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Should I Call an Exterminator For Fleas?

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It’s tricky to know whether you should handle fleas on your own, or call in professional help. While DIY methods can be effective, they don’t always get rid of the entire problem. Plus, it is important that you keep in mind any local laws and ordinances, and use your best judgment before trying any treatment or pest prevention method. If you’re dealing with a large infestation, or are unsure of how to treat for fleas, it is always best to call in a local exterminator.

How Do I know if I have fleas?

Before you call a flea exterminator, it is important to determine if you have fleas to begin with. While a professional pest control company will provide an inspection to determine if you are dealing with fleas, there are some things you can look out for. Commons signs of fleas include:

  • Small black dots around on furniture or bedding. 
  • Red bumps on your skin, or on your pets.
  • A sweet, musty sort of smell that you wouldn't normally associate with a home. 
  • Seeing actual live fleas - they are dark brown to black in color and have a hard outer shell.

How Does an Exterminator Get Rid of Fleas?

Eliminating fleas can be extremely tricky, and there are many different methods by which an expert will go about removing them. Exterminators will usually use a combination of heat, steam, insecticides, and vacuuming techniques to remove all signs of fleas from your home. Treatment should always begin with a thorough inspection to determine the extent of your infestation and to develop a course of action.

How Long Does it Take for an Exterminator to Get Rid of Fleas?

The average flea removal process takes 1-3 visits depending on how bad your infestation is and how much furniture you might need to move around. In most cases, a licensed professional can rid your home of fleas within a few days. In some instances, it may take a full week to eliminate the pests. In addition to getting rid of your flea infestation, your exterminator should also recommend what steps you should take before their next visit to aid in the flea removal process.

At SafeSpray Pest Control, we typically find that just one treatment is sufficient to eradicate all fleas from your home. However, we will always inspect your home to determine the best treatment course for your space. If you’re in need of flea control in Alabama, contact SafeSpray for the best local exterminators. We will help you get rid of fleas without tying you down with any contracts or year-round services. Check out more information on our flea treatments in Alabama today!

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