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>

Cat Flea Bites on Human Arm

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.



5 Responses to “Cat Flea Bites on Humans”
  1. Miracle says:

    I will never flea dip my cat again. They hate it, I hate it, and we both end up scratched and battered. I used Capstar for the first time last summer and knew then it was a miracle. Within 30 minutes of taking the small pill, fleas just started dying and falling off my new kitten. What an absolute miracle. Safe enough to use every day, if you absolutely have to. Absolute MIRACLE.

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  2. Amanda says:

    I thought getting rid of fleas would be easy. I bathe them, give them capstars when needed, and they get treated with frontline/advantage every month. I also vacuum everything with mothballs, comb them regularly, wash everything and I’ll keep up with it, and think its gone and now I’m waking up with flea bites all over me. Honestly thinking the only thing that is going to help is a bomb. This is just a nightmare. My one small cat is so allergic to them her hair is really scarce on her back legs and belly in places and she was scratching her neck and ears so badly i had to put a cone on her head so she wouldnt keep harming herself and so she wouldnt end up with an infection. I’m doing everything everyone is telling me and it just seems like there is no hope in the future that my cats and i wont be plagued by these disgusting parasites.

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  3. Arthur says:

    I’ve treated my cats, and dog for fea’s their all flea free but…. here’s the thing, even with doing the majority (other then bombing the house) I’m still ending up with flea bites, and not just one or two, I’m being ate alive. Consistently checking animals for fleas and signs of fleas with them showing flea free, no one else in the house is getting ate alive, occasionally they have one or two, its like im a flea all night buffet! I’m really getting frustrated with it. I get the problem to die down for a day or two with constant treatment but then it picks right back up, like the little buggers are immune!! im at my wits end on it.

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  4. Himanshu says:

    Flea bites on humans can be a nasty thing. They itch, look bad and can lead to infection if you scratch them. You are probably wondering, why do i get flea bites?

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  5. Suzy says:

    I’m in my third week of fighting fleas. I discovered I even had tapeworms. Check yourself for that. One pill 20 dollar…..fixed that I feel much better. I’ve been cleaning my head off and three cats live outside now. I live somewhere I can do that. Still got one bite today. But my first day I killed 460 fleas with flat plates on floor with water and dawn. Then I shampooed carpet twice. De earth food grade salt soda spread on floors,washed all clothes and linens constantly. It’s a lot of work. Also I’ll never share another home with a pet as the tapeworm experience was the worse thing that has happened to me in my life. If you live on a ranch animals can live outside.

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