June 24, 2015 at 2:00 AM #27810julieGuest
Why am I the only one of 3 individuals getting bit by fleas, over 20 bites within a 5 minute period inside my room.July 4, 2015 at 7:56 AM #29680Danielle MyersGuest
Same story here, I live with four other people and none of them are being bitten so they don’t believe it’s happening. I feel like I’m crazy!!July 12, 2015 at 1:58 AM #30547AmyGuest
Man this is so frustrating. My cat went outside one time and came back with fleas. I feel like I’m the only one getting bitten. I have roughly 88 bites, mostly on my legs. And my dad who the cat favors doesn’t seem to be getting bitten at all!September 23, 2016 at 6:49 AM #55134GinaGuest
My Mother and I don’t get flea bites but my 2 younger children get them. I’m thinking it’s because they don’t take a mix of regular pain medicine like we do.September 23, 2016 at 6:49 AM #55154HeatherGuest
Tea tree oil helps and so far is the only thing making the swelling go down and relives the itch.September 23, 2016 at 6:55 AM #55179JamieGuest
I’m the only one bitten in a house with 3 adults a toddler 2 dogs 3 cats and a rabbit. No one believes it’s fleas but I’m the only one that sleeps on the bed. And the only one with o negative blood type. My Dr. Told me my blood type makes me more desirable to the fleas.September 23, 2016 at 6:56 AM #55185MarkGuest
I am the only person in my house who gets bitten too, treated my 3 cats about a week ago and they still show up on them.. a bit annoyed about it really.
I consider my home clean and it sickens me to know fleas are kicking around on my carpet. Any advice to stop them biting me full stop, i was going to slap on some lemon juice around my ankles but that seems a little mental.September 23, 2016 at 7:06 AM #55853Sylvia BarcaGuest
I have the same question? Our cats HAD fleas, and apparently the house still has areas that have fleas and some seem to be where my desktop computer is! Why am I getting bit like crazy, and Mom has NOTHING… even though the whole house had fleas!
The house is getting bombed in 2 days, so hopefully that will be the end of it! Absolutely HATE them!September 26, 2016 at 12:51 AM #56598Sylvia BarcaGuest
Update! Had 3 fog sessions where I’m at in the basement…and the fleas are BACK, or never left!!! My cat, who is white, is loaded with adult fleas all over again, and I’m getting all new little flea bites AGAIN !!! I just rid of all the nasty red marks and here they are again!
OK, tomorrow, once again liquid on the neck of the cats, and bombs for the basement AGAIN! I can not believe what is going on here…never had this happen in 64 years of living, and I’ve had cats since I was 28!
I can’t stand it!September 27, 2016 at 3:56 AM #56765LeiGuest
Take ordinary or apple cider vinegar and wipe yourself down. It stops the itching and repels fleas from you. Mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray the furniture. However not good for cats but you can also wipe dogs down with it. You can also use plain baking soda and salt sprinkled all over the carpet and let it sit overnight. This will kill larvae eggs. Vacuum and repeat every 3-4 days. Make sure you throw away vacuum bag after you vacuum up mixture. No more fleas!September 29, 2016 at 5:11 AM #56794Billie jGuest
YES, three other peeps and I am miserable from the bites, I need advice that REALLY works! I think I am actually loosing me mind!September 29, 2016 at 5:12 AM #56810CandaceGuest
If you’re using Advantage, in some areas the fleas have become immune to it! If it doesn’t work this time, try a different topical spot treatment.
I, too, am the only human getting bitten! I’ve read that it has something to do with blood type– they like O Negative, which is what I am! It makes sense, because that is the oldest blood type, and fleas haven’t evolved much.
I’m going to try tea tree oil in some coconut oil slathered on my legs. It’s supposed to repel them so they don’t bite. To relieve the itch, the best think I’ve found is clear calamine lotion, available at Walmart or any drug store.September 29, 2016 at 5:17 AM #56857I hate fleasGuest
I have a blood type O and I am the only one who is bitten by the fleas. I clean my room everyday and vacuum it to make sure that fleas are gone. But I wake up every morning with flea bites all over my body. This is so frustrating. The itch annoyed me. The scars annoyed me. The fleas are still in my room.October 10, 2016 at 6:57 AM #57056DeeGuest
I hate fleas. I have tried every oil vinegar . I have sprayed my bed room daily before bed. I wear full high socks full coverage lol. I wake up with bites on my ankles and wrist. They only bother me. I am a very clean person. Nothing on my wooden floor. Keep clothes in bags in drawers ughhh. Dr said not much you can take. Just gave me antibiotics. They still bite me. Please HELP. This is hell.October 10, 2016 at 7:08 AM #57082Katie M.Guest
I moved in to a home which is kinda way out but within a week started to get bites. My first thought was bed bugs (and that truly terrified me) but after much online research and speaking to others I know that everyone have had bed bugs at one time or another in their lives, and of course doing/having all the beds and such inspected I came to the conclusion that this definitely was not related to bedbugs . So as I couldn’t sleep once AGAIN, tonight I decided to google flea bites, their images, treatments and so on. I’m EXTREMELY grateful that I came across THIS website. But I to would like to know exactly WHY is it that I live with my older sister, my 12 yr old daughter, and a friend ((my roommate)) but like the others who have written in on this flea subject i AM the only one of 4 people living in my house that has become a human buffet to these annoying fleas?? Some of the other individuals that wrote on this subject said they wondered if it was because they were “O”negative blood? Well clearly that doesn’t apply to myself since my blood type is kinda common as my blood type is A+. So as you can maybe see I am baffled with not knowing why I’m the ONLY one bitten by these little critters . Also I’m confused because as I read this article it says/states that fleas normally tend to bite human feet or legs . This is not entirely my case as I have bites on my legs but mostly on my abdomen and on my lower arms ( on both arms that is) and although this is completely embarrassing I also have been getting bitten on my butt . Is there ANYONE who could HELP me and/or please give me any kinda advise. I can’t take this torture anymore because at times I feel as if I’m losing my mind because I feel as I’m the ONLY ONE in this house that is being effected so terribly much by these itty-bitty pain in the butt fleas! Also yes I have 1 mama cat and her 3 kittens that come into my home regularly. I treated ALL 4 cats a little over a week ago. I only waited as all the flea treatments said not to use on cats less then 12 weeks old so I did wait until they were 14 weeks old. The house has been bombed twice already . Thank you in advance for any replies/ recommendations that anybody may have for me.October 19, 2016 at 2:30 AM #57605Sham WGuest
I am the main one getting bitten by fleas in my home of 5 people. I’ve had bites on my lower back and one on my chest. I can only assume, which may be the case for you is that some of those bites come from sitting on the floor or something else that they are in and jumping into you. I know I had pants that exposed my lower back. Praying you can get rid of them. We are still battling fleas, but we have no pet. We bought a home that had a cat. The amount of fleas has lessened a lot though. I always wear pants tucked in my socks at home and spray lemon eucalyptus repel spray on my lower body daily. I make sure to shower daily and shave often to rid any attracting odors from my body. We had pest control out twice and vacuum 1 to 2 times a day.October 28, 2016 at 2:14 AM #58229CherylGuest
I was at the health food store and they recommended buying food grade yeast and sprinkling this on your food (and animals) to keep the fleas from biting you. I have used DE earth food grade. These two items seem to be working but the de powder is messy. Good luck.October 28, 2016 at 2:16 AM #57958DawnGuest
Preaching to the choir. I was being bitten to the point of going just short of crazy! But I was alone in my struggle, until I remembered I had some Peppermint oil from Dottera, I began to apply this to my legs so that others in my home could experience some discomfort too (It has a very stronge, yet pleasant oder).
I have spot treated the dogs, ordered Diatomaceous Earth and flea traps, and am awaiting my new vacuum cleaner. All this after spending $5,800 having my house tented to kill Dry Wood Termites! If it’s not one thing, it’s another.November 3, 2016 at 3:36 AM #58777anGGuest
As of why your the only one getting bit.. not sure. But in our home my son is the one who mostly gets bit. Anyways if you are vacuuming your home whether once or twice daily, each time you vacuum you need to empty the vacuum into a plastic bag and tighten it and throw it out. Also, mix regular salt and baking soda together and sprinkle your carpets and furniture and leave overnight then vacuum and empty vacuum, repeat every 3-4 days. That should get rid of fleas and larvae! Also if you have pets, add some vinegar in their drinking water and that will help with flea’s on your dogs since fleas don’t like vinegar. You can also drink one tsp vinegar in 8oz glass of water daily, vinegar goes into the blood stream and fleas don’t like vinegar! Not only that, but vinegar helps with cholesterol in your arteries, so 2 good things come from drinking vinegar! Also use vinegar to wipe down furniture. The smell will go away after some minutes.November 3, 2016 at 3:37 AM #58836MelGuest
I live in a student house and two of my housemates have two cats and I absolutely hate it – I am the only one of 5 getting bitten we have washed everything on high heat, flea bombed, sprayed and hoovered and treated the cats yet I still get bitten all the way up to my neck and it’s making life hell. Because no one else is getting bitten despite the cats being kept in their room and never going in mine they aren’t going. To keep doing this because I’m the only one suffering and they aren’t. Help! I want to move out :(November 9, 2016 at 3:00 AM #59088RachelGuest
So here’s the best thing ever to keep fleas away from you. Fleas hate the smell of lavender, eucalyptus, and mint. So I went to bath and body works and bought their stress relief eucalyptus spearmint body lotion and now I’m invisible to fleas. I used to have 30 bites on both feet from fleas. But all I did was rub the lotion on every morning and when I’m headed home from work and before bed. No more bites. I had one bite one time because I didn’t really after work one day but other than that, no bites. So that’s my advice of what to do to protect your skin and your sanity as you fight off fleas.
I now also use a lavender mint spray of the oils mixed with water to spray on my furniture and around the house to keep pests away.
Also don’t forget that you can treat your house all day but if you have high grass outside and you’re not spraying your yard, those fleas will always catch a ride back in the house. Cut your grass and treat the yard so that all your hard work in the house isn’t done in vain. Good luck all!November 25, 2016 at 1:44 AM #60598DonnaGuest
I too am O + blood type. No furry pets. Yet we stopped by pet smart on pet the dog day to get an item for our one fish. A week later me an my oldest son are eaten alive. I know its flea bites because it looks and feels like it did when I was 8 when the only time I owned a dog. 😢 Then only me and my father were bit, we are both O+. Mosquitoes love us too!
I am calling terminex we have a plan. My husband is in denial. Washing sheets, spraying, vacuuming. Praying. Will be vigilant. I also wonder if its from my ex dog from 6 months ago who spent one night in the basement? We lived here 16 years now, not once fleas. Ugg. Yet I do not see them, just feel the bites and am itchy all over my legs.November 30, 2016 at 8:04 AM #60787JustineGuest
I am also getting bit. Blood type is B-, I live at home with my two teenage daughters but I am the only one getting bit. I saw the fleas and came across this site. I was feeding feral cats and my daughters would let them in from time to time. Now I’m scared that I won’t be able to get rid of them. Please help by sharing more stories with results.January 12, 2017 at 1:48 AM #62892AdriGuest
I kicked my cat out, bombed my room, then 2 weeks later all the house including my room again with 2 different bomb sprays.January 12, 2017 at 1:59 AM #63226LeeGuest
Hi just reading all your post and we have an infestation of fleas in the house through the garden. So Im going to share what I have learnt through this and hope it helps someone.
Flea eggs can live in your garden for up to two years. You can bring them in on your clothing. We spray ourselves with insect spray before and after going outside.
For the post saying they are in your room but cats dont go in there, I bet you or your flatmates walk into each others room.
So I set up a homemade flea trap and on the first night got 20 fleas. Thats bad as each adult flea lays 50 to 60 eggs a day. For every one adult flea there is another 80 hiding.
Set a shallow dish down and fill with warm water, add dishwashing liquid. Place a light in the centre. I used an egg ring to keep the light out of the liquid. The light attracts the fleas and the dish washing liquid coats their body so they cant swim. Make sure pets dont go near it.
They say rotten banana skins attract fleas and when the fleas eat it the chemical from the bananas kills them. I tried it and only saw one flea.
Fleas hate lemon citrus, cut up a lemon and place in water, bring to boil then simmer. Leave (stove off) over night. Strain onto a spray bottle and use over mattresses, lounge carpets etc. I havent tried this yet as I made an eucalyptus spray.
I ended up using spray bombs and now my daily routine is mop floors with a citrus disinfectant then vacuum to shake any eggs up, finish with a surface spray over everything. Close room for 4hrs while I wash bedding in hot water/lemon laundry detergent and vinegar.
Cat is locked in laundry and is repeatedly treated drops on neck and powder in coat.
Hope this helps.
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