Preventing Flea Bites

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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

Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine




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