Cat Flea Bites on Humans
If you have a cat, fleas can be a huge, constant concern. They can cause health problems related to itching, hair loss, dermatitis and allergic reactions in your cat. Fleas can also cause a major issue for your home.
If you believe that you can deal with a flea infestation and put off treating it or taking care of it, think again. When your cat’s fleas start chewing on YOU, you’ll realize what your pet is going through and do what needs done to rid your house of the nasty bugs.!/p>
While they may prefer living on a cat, fleas can also bite you. In addition to being painfully itchy, flea bites can cause health problems in humans and animals that can lead to anemia and tapeworms, both of which can become serious problems.
When you are dealing with a flea infestation you have to understand that it is not just your pet that you have to “de-flea.” You have to be able to kill the problem in your house because it is very likely that is where it has spread.
In order to treat the problem correctly, it will be necessary to first get rid of the problem on your cat. Flea shampoo or dips are both good first steps. Always take note of the ingredients used in these products and try to work with a natural solution. All-natural products can be just as effective as chemical-based products and don’t require you to expose your cat or yourself to pesticides that could harm skin and general health.
After you know your cat is flea-free, it will be necessary for you to do a thorough cleanup in your house. All bedding, clothing and other linens should be washed in hot water and dried on a high heat cycle to make sure fleas are dead. You need to vacuum all floors, including wood floors, with a high power vacuum or shop vac then empty the bag and take it out of the house immediately.
If you have decided to use a flea bomb, make sure you follow the directions and take extra precautions so you don’t expose your family members or your pets to harmful chemicals.
If, after all of this, you still have a problem with fleas, consult with a veterinarian or a pest control company to explore other options.