Preventing Flea Bites

Topic Overview

Use the following measures to reduce the chance of flea bites:

  • Treat animals for fleas.
  • Do not let pets sleep on your bed.
  • Vacuum rugs daily.

You may need to exterminate the house or kennel area if infested with fleas. You may need to contact a professional exterminator.

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofNovember 20, 2017

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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