July 2, 2014 at 12:59 AM #2383
Hi, I’m a family support worker and I regularly go into people’s homes where there are fleas.
I don’t have any pets myself and I’ve been bitten, I’m pretty sure by a flea. I have 3 small bites on my abdomen and I saw a flea on me when I was at home… I think. Is it possible for me to have picked up the fleas or a flea and brought it home with me on my clothing?
Any help you could give me would be appreciated.
AngelaJuly 2, 2014 at 1:20 AM #2385
It is indeed possible that you could have carried fleas home with you, but very unlikely that these fleas will stay. They need a host to survive and since most fleas that invade homes are cat fleas (that feed on pets only) they will most likely die by themselves.
Here are some more questions and answers that might interest you:
If you continue getting bitten, let me know.July 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM #2389
Hello I’ve got loads of pets (3 cats and 10 rabbits). What would you recommend for flea treatment?
Thanks, kind regards Ella. PS I’ve got flea bites and so has my brother.July 3, 2014 at 10:53 AM #2390
Hi, I have just been to my doctors because I am being eaten to death by fleas outside in my yard. I have a dog and a cat but neither of them have fleas. My partner goes out and she is not being bit at all. This has never happened before. I like to garden and play with my dog and now I am not able to if I don’t want to be eaten. And I don’t want to bring them into my house. What can I do?July 3, 2014 at 11:14 AM #2397
Hi Ella and Bonita
Ella, there are lots of great products that can help get rid of and prevent fleas. I recommend these:
Bonita, to get rid of fleas in the yard, I have made a list with 5 different ways of doing so:
Unfortunately some people are more prone to flea bites than others, but there are a couple of things you can do to minimize the risk. The thing is fleas can sense what you eat and the different chemicals on your skin, which is probably why you are getting bitten and your partner is not. Maybe she is using a different soap, shampoo or perfume that the fleas don’t like or she might be eating differently during the day. Here’s an article about flea bite prevention:
https://www.fleabites.net/how-to-prevent-flea-bites/July 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM #2398
I don’t have pets, I live in a small room in a building, I have bombed my room 5 feet by 6 feet, vacuumed, cleaned from top to bottom and I am still getting bitten. Please help!July 8, 2014 at 4:49 AM #2406
Are you sure those are not bed bug bites? This bug bite comparison might help you out:
You can also read about other bug bites here:
https://www.fleabites.net/what-bit-me-identify-different-bug-bites-and-insect-bites/September 24, 2014 at 12:53 AM #2775
What if you have cats in the home and you bring fleas in? I have 2 indoor cats
and fortunately never had fleas. I’ve been to take care of a cat who does have a big problem. I didn’t notice it yesterday but today I noticed I left with fleas on me. When I came home I realized I had bites probably from both days. I was careful to shower immediately and wash my clothes today. Yesterday I went to work before coming home. Just wondering how worried I need to be about bringing them home to my cats especially since I have more days of taking care of the other cat.August 20, 2017 at 7:44 AM #72824
I went to my friends house who is infested with fleas. I went home and I think I found a flea on me. I have 2 cats a rabbit and a dog and none have ever gotten fleas, is it possible they might get them now?