Flea & Tick Control in Bakersfield, CA
Helping You Exterminate all Pests
Oxley Pest Control, Inc. is a local, family-owned pest control business service Bakersfield and Kern County. We believe in providing comprehensive flea and tick services in Bakersfield that treat all of the common household pests and the less common pests as well.
In our 26 years of being in business, we have learned that most people are not dealing with just one pest and that not all pest problems fall into the "common" category. We must be able to provide you with the customized services that best fit your needs. No matter what type of pest you are dealing with, we are here to help.
For a free flea and tick inspection in Bakersfield, contact Oxley Pest Control, Inc. today.
We Can Exterminate Ticks
Many people mistake ticks for bed bugs. However, ticks are arachnids and have eight legs. They make their way into the home on pets or shoes and clothing. Like bed bugs, ticks do feed on the blood of animals. They are also notorious carriers of bacteria and diseases.
Ticks can carry many diseases, including:
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Colorado tick fever
Ticks tend to prefer densely wooded areas or overgrown grassy areas. If you are worried about ticks in your yard or home, contact Oxley Pest Control, Inc. for fast, reliable Bakersfield tick control.
What to do if you get bit by a Tick
If you get bit by a tick it is important to realize tick bites are normally harmless, with the exception of allergic reactions that commonly occur. In other situations, certain ticks can be more dangerous when they bite you or your pets.
If you get bit by a tick you should:
- Carefully get a hold of the tick with a tweezer or your hand and pull it off gently
- Check the bite site and make sure it if fully off
- Wash the area of bite with warm water and soap or alcohol
- Put the tick away in a container and in the freezer. Doctors may want to identify it if symptoms persist.
Flea Control Experts in Bakersfield
If you begin to experience a flea problem in your home, it would be best to get in contact with your local flea control expert. There are several products you can buy that just don't get the job done. Our Bakersfield flea control team has seen this first hand having to come fix the problem the right way. We specialize in spotting danger zones and potential danger to ensure fleas are exterminated for good.
Silverfish & Earwig Control
Many homeowners in Bakersfield find silverfish and earwigs frustrating pests to deal with. Though they are both insects, silverfish and earwigs belong to different orders. However, they do look somewhat similar, and people do mistake them for each other. The Bakersfield pest control team at Oxley Pest Control, Inc. can help you tell the difference between them and will provide you with the appropriate extermination services for your situation.
- Are about half an inch long
- Are shaped like a wedge
- Are light gray or pale brown
- Eat things like book bindings, paper, photos, hair, and dandruff
- Cause extensive damage to books and textiles
- Can bite, but are not poisonous
- Are long and flat
- Are dark brown
- Have large pinchers
- Eat other insects, plants, fruit, and garbage
- Prefer damp areas
- Are most often found outside and in basements
To prevent silverfish and earwigs, you should keep your home free of debris and garbage. You should regularly clean and dust bookshelves, display shelves, and other areas that collect rarely moved boxes and piles of things. If you find silverfish or earwigs in your home, contact the Bakersfield exterminators at Oxley Pest Control, Inc.
Protect Your Home from Pests
One of the best ways to protect your home and your family from unwanted pests like ticks, earwigs, and silverfish is to establish a pest control routine. With annual and seasonal treatments and inspections, you can keep the creepy crawlies at bay. When you enroll in our annual treatment plan, you will receive $75 off your initial services. Keeping your home bug-free doesn’t have to be a headache. Let the Bakersfield pest control experts at Oxley Pest Control, Inc. help. Every technician we hire is well-educated, highly trained, and prepared to tackle any pest problem you have, big or small.
Oxley Pest Control, Inc. is protecting your greatest assets. Schedule a Bakersfield pest control inspection today by calling (661) 270-7738.