Preventing Flea Bites

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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

Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine

Current as ofNovember 20, 2017