March 19, 2017 at 8:43 AM #64690janice walterGuest
My child keeps getting bitten by fleas what do I do?March 19, 2017 at 8:47 AM #64955John FlemingGuest
I was constantly being bitten everyday/night. I located where the fleas were, in a doona cover duck feather filled type, I had to throw out as we had tried several attempts to get them out, what we did was to get a polyester doona, it has no seams for them to get into. Then I sprayed the mattress with a heavy spray of crawling insert spray (raid or Moreton) all around, then wrapped the mattress with a thin plastic cover i.e. all around. So as to block entry and escape for fleas, after 3 days no more bites.March 19, 2017 at 8:59 AM #65405RianneGuest
Well, I never thought of the blood type being the reason why fleas are so attracted to me. I am 0+ blood type. If there is a flea around somehow it finds me.
When I moved into my apartment, and had no pets, but was eaten up by fleas, I read about using peppermint oil and other oils to repel the fleas.
I remembered that I had some spearmint scented alcohol on hand. I put some in a spray bottle and at night sprayed my bed sheets a few minutes before I got in bed. I also sprayed it on my legs and ankles before bed, and any other time I felt I needed to. And yes, it helped tremendously! It takes time to get rid of the fleas, but in the meantime, it makes me much more comfortable. If you have an open bite that you’ve been scratching, yes it will burn a little but it is worth it if you want to repel the fleas.March 31, 2017 at 1:43 PM #66779LilmommaGuest
I keep a clean house and cleaning routine everyday and not only am I a clean freak I am OCD. Cleanliness is my friend I have no pets and my husband and 2 daughters (a one yr old and a 2 yr old) are the only ones in the house yet my 2 yr old daughter is the only one who keeps waking up with flea bites. At first I thought mosquitos then I started doing research. I looked at my little girl and wanted to cry. She’s got too many bites to count. I did all the research I could and I found an answer for at least my family and the way we are. Every morning and night after baths too, we put on a really good smelling body cream from Bath and Body Works that’s called Limoncello. After my research I found that fleas don’t like the smell of lemon or citrus and this is a lemon smell but a good sweet lemon citrus smell and no more bites. If they are still in the house, we don’t even notice them. I still do my daily cleaning with a little extra and got the fragrance mist of the Limoncello as well. I spray that and also got the candle and wallflower. I love it. It smells nice and it seems to keep the fleas at bay. If you’re like me and have tried just about everything else, try Bath and Body Works Limoncello. It worked for my family.March 31, 2017 at 1:48 PM #67058KirsteinGuest
We too have had a flea infestation from my daughter’s dog that travels with her. My blood type is O+, daughter’s is + as well as everyone else in the house. The fleas don’t seem to bother me or my daughter. My husband is miserable though. He thinks, we aren’t being bitten because we both eat a lot of vinegar based foods.May 11, 2017 at 3:51 AM #67274Elinor HopkinsGuest
I have experienced 3 flea infestations where I was a primary target. After the first two, we stopped trying to have cats or dogs. This time, 12-15-16 to about 3-15-17, I got the fleas from another person.. who got her fleas from her pet dog. She was a target, but not the other members of her family. I found out that one thing we have in common is a bad case of candida, overgrown yeast. I have suffered so much from this, I looked around online to see if a human can take anything for fleas similar to other mammals that are pets. I found Lufeneuron for humans. As a pet remedy for fleas, it is called “the Program”. For humans, it is for treating, guess what, candida! It is a chitin blocker. Chitin is what fleas build their exo-skeletons from. Chitin is what this yeast-fungus is made of. It is not an insecticide, like Advantage etc. for dogs and cats. When I went to a holistic specialist, they showed me the vast over-growth in my blood. Oh, and the first time I got the fleas, cats and other people in my household were being bitten equally, until I got sick and had to take a round of antibiotics. The fleas came for me after that horribly. It is well known that candida overgrowth is mostly a result of too much use of antibiotics in a person’s lifetime. Now that the fleas have died down.. and I am not a source for their regeneration, I am taking Ellagic Acid, an antioxidant from raspberries that cuts the chitin. I figure I will need it for years maybe, I have had the fleas so bad. I can never have beer, beer is made of yeast. It is documented that biting insects with exo-skeletons made of chitin like fleas and mosquitos, go for beer drinkers. The yeast attracts the bugs, and it feeds the candida.May 11, 2017 at 4:14 AM #68687JenniferGuest
I was told by a holistic person the reason why some people are bitten more than others is because they are low in b vitamins in their body. I was one of those people, then I got a high quality b complex and don’t have that problem anymore. It was with mosquitoes, I was always bitten up more than everyone else. It was a b 1 vitamin deficiency. Hope this helps someone.June 6, 2017 at 7:56 AM #70115PinkyluGuest
I’m the only one of 3 people in my house that get bits. NO pets, this has been going on for 11 years. I keep bringing them back (don’t believe from my yard) but from the houses that I show that are foreclosed, vacant, etc. I have tried really hard to spray myself w Deet before showing a house, but once in while I forget and here we go again. Happens usually in Spring but Fall is bad too.
My husband is in denial b/c I’m the only one bitten and Terminix sprays the outdoors every quarter for fleas but hubby is tired of having the indoor sprayed b/c he doesn’t want chemicals inside. SO, I’m going crazy, I walk w long pants and long socks, spray myself w tea tree oil (from Walmart) hoping that the fleas will all get trapped naturally. I set up two traps, one w green light that has a sticky pad, one regular white light, the soap dish w the light works as well. Vacuuming helps, but at the end of the day if you don’t break the cycle by spraying chemicals there is not much luck. I just wish I wasn’t the only one bitten, my blood type is AB+ so it’s not like any other reviewer I read :(
We have eliminated the carpet in our house and NO pets, I eat 2-4 garlic cloves a day, take B1 that says it helps w no results. Will try food grade yeast and vinegar as I read above.
Thanks and good luck.. I have thought about moving but they will hitch a ride wherever I live, it’s a nightmare – and w/o pets!August 16, 2017 at 3:20 PM #72299MaryGuest
Please help me! I have no pets, yet fleas are in my house. I’m the only person out of 3 getting bit. My ankles and feet are horrible. I absolutely am driving myself crazy and I’m always paranoid that they’re on me even when I’m not home. I have sprayed Sentry flea spray and put Borax over all my floors. NOTHING has worked. I ordered a treatment from terminix. I hope this works. I just renewed my lease. I’m so distraught.August 20, 2017 at 7:43 AM #72814DeniseGuest
I don’t tell anyone I have fleas, so thank you for being here, very frustrating. I bought a bed bag mattress cover, and bought white sheets. I bag everyone after washing clothes, towels, sheets, I mean everything. I bagged everything in heavy duty bags that I purchased from home depot. The fleas seem to like wicker and all things fabric. I removed all curtains, washed and bagged. I also had a cabinet with cloth drawers, closed them up and bagged them. I took 1 room at a time and washed with bleach including the kitchen, bathroom, etc., and brought items in the bath tub, filled with hot water, dish detergent bleach and a scrub brush and found items that had fleas.
My cat does not come in my room, or spare room or bathroom. Whenever he came in, I immediately removed the sheet, washed in bleach and hot water and detergent. I also bought bed bug pillow covers after I discovered 1 pillow was infested. Then I had them in my hair. I also started getting them in my car.. I feel your pain. Once a week I put baking soda and salt over the upholstery and carpet then vacuum everything.
I only use clear plastic bags, or white items, they seem to be attracted to dark colors.
Does anyone have any ideas what to do with upholstery? Has anyone used borax or boric acid? Thanks,
DeniseAugust 29, 2017 at 7:28 AM #73031Sharon atkinsonGuest
I am tired of bombing the house to no avail. They keep coming back and I am the only one getting bites. I tried everything, vinegar, salt, sprays. The bedroom seems to be where I get bitten the most. I am currently on antihistamines for them. My cat never comes in the house and still they’re everywhere. Please help I am losing the will to live.October 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM #73157MagexGuest
Same here. I’ve been getting bitten on and off for the past two years at work. And it’s ONLY at work too. I’ve physically caught the little buggers on myself while at my desk, and I have set a harmless trap out and caught them (water, soap, lamp). My immediate coworkers believe me because they witnessed it. No one else, especially management, believes me. They don’t want to admit their precious branch has a problem. They keep trying to circle it back to pin it on me. “Maybe your cat or dog has fleas.” I do NOT have a cat or a dog or any outside animal. I own some hamsters and a chinchilla (and chinchilla’s fur density make fleas impossible). The most recent time I reported the issue, I got interrogated over it: “are you sure they’re not coming from your house,” “you’re the only one with this problem,” “no one else complains” “it all comes back to you,” etc. I showed them a dozen welts on my ankles and they still don’t believe me. And not even one question such as “where are you when the fleas bite” or “let me see if I can find any” or “has anyone else on staff noticed strange bites on their body.” I’m actually about to be written up for taking precautions on my own, such as bug spray, for bringing “harmful chemicals” onto the premises. What do they want me to do? Sit around and get sick off of a blood born disease? It’s a never ending source of frustration.November 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM #73395MelleGGuest
Put a flea collar in your vacuum bag or canister and when cleaning, fleas get sucked up and killed. Just remember to change the flea collar every few months!November 14, 2017 at 6:14 AM #73401Claudia GaleGuest
I have Sand Fleas – in my house and in ME. Sand Fleas go through a total metamorphosis- egg, larvae, fly and Flea. They are unable to see when in the fly state – which is why they’re also called “No See Ums”. But the HD on the iPad picks them up. I have videos of them flying around the house and – honest to God – flying out of my leg! I was a Doctor of Acupuncture for many years – and we use an instrument, whereby we “suck” the subcutaneous blood and fluids- called cupping. I have videos of the Sand Flea larvae/eggs (?) that are multiplying inside of me. But the Western Medical Doctors will not take this seriously. Been sectioned for 7 hours – then 72 hours – yet NO ONE gave me a thorough examination. My own doctor refuses to discuss the matter – giving me all the f’ing opioids I want (which do not help) – but she won’t examine me thoroughly. I went to her 3 days with eschar (scabs) on my scalp – which she would not even look at. I believe that because this is such a bizarre phenomenon that nobody can believe it. The Merck Manual of Medicine clearly states that the patient must first be examined in order to rule out any possible parasites PRIOR to diagnosing the patient with delusional parasitosis. NO ONE has done this. This is a complicated issue- especially since the Sand Fleas cannot be seen in their fly state. I am B+ so the blood type is not the answer. Everyone has their own particular pheromones – as unique to them as their fingerprints. They are also attracted to moisture – live on or near water (there are many varieties of sand Fleas) – and I think they are attracted to people who sweat a lot or who have a particular body odor (perhaps pheromones?). I am on death’s door at this point – as it has been critical for over a year – but has been going on for many years. I’ve lost 70 pounds since May and am literally being eaten alive by these bugs. Ivermectin was the only thing that worked – but because it’s toxic to the liver – I cannot get another prescription for it. I am taking the veterinarian type – but I don’t want to die from ANYTHING. I am old (62) – but not ready to go. God bless us all.November 14, 2017 at 7:25 AM #73609TraceyGuest
I am at my wits with flea bites. I have no pets at all and I am finding myself flea bombing every week. I am so angry as my whole family are sick of me talking about “why and how are we getting fleas in the house” as none of them get bitten. My issue is even if it is just 1 flea in the house it does real good damage to my skin once bitten and then I go mental with the flea bomb, changing all bedding etc to only catch a flea a few days later on my ankle.
I’m at my limit and don’t know what to do. Very very frustrated.December 8, 2017 at 9:51 AM #73784MasyGuest
Hi the same problem here. It’s been more than a year since I moved into this house. My 2nd day of staying here I already have bites. I have been miserable everyday. I have done everything I could. I already applied tons of essential oils like lavender and all but I still get bites. Whenever I get home I wear jeans and knee high socks all the time. Doesn’t matter if it’s summer and 101 degrees outside and it is driving me insane. I am O+ I almost drink vinegar everyday. We are 8 in the house and I am the only one that’s being attacked. It is depressing because I thought there’s something wrong with me because i am the only one complaining about it. But finding this thread is a relief. I just don’t know what to do with myself anymore. There was one time that I was punching the wall because it was way too much my body itch all over and it is affecting me already physically, mentally and emotionally. We don’t have pets we bomb our yard every 15 days and nothing works for me. I vacuum every day and mop the floor as well. It’s just way too depressing. Please help :-(December 8, 2017 at 10:25 AM #73802Gary AddingtonGuest
Weird. Recent painful genital bites of no known cause, and nothing I’ve read seems human genital specific. Bite painful, blood type o-neg, no itching. But I do care for house with the recent flea issue.December 8, 2017 at 10:55 AM #73859JessicaGuest
I feel your pain. I have been dealing with these flea bites for two months since my boyfriend and i moved in with his cousin. His cousin has a crap ton of animals and they all have fleas, but no one except me is getting bitten so I have to buy any kind of solution on my own! I have them all over my body, arms, wrists, legs, feet. It keeps me up at night. The itchiness is so unbearable and I feel like I am losing my mind! It’s all I can think about all the time. I’m to my wits end, have vacuumed every day, done all our laundry three times, sprayed the whole house with flea spray, treated all the animals, and they keep coming back. Am going to break down and finally fog the house tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes. I’m losing it.December 11, 2017 at 10:12 AM #73920JayGuest
I’ve fought quite the war against fleas for the last 2 years. We have a pretty big cat (20lb Maine Coon mix) who loves to go outside and roll around in the dirt. He wears a flea collar and we treat him regularly, and it’s like it has no effect. An hour later he will go out and come back in with fleas. What’s worse, I’m convinced I have USDA Choice blood, as fleas will ambush me seconds after entering an infested room. It’s not just fleas, either; mosquitoes love me just as much and will land on me as soon as I step out the door during the summer.
I have found that mixing water, mint oil and lemon juice and spraying it on my skin helps for a few hours. Also mixing mint oil into coconut oil and rubbing it on my skin also helps a few hours at a time. None of these are safe for cats though.
I’ve tried many things but unfortunately the classic strategy works best: treat the cat, vacuum every day, and flea bomb after doing this, all kept up for a week. It’s a pain but it works…
Also eating garlic cloves used to seem to help but it’s as if fleas have discovered garlic adds an extra flavor to me lately.December 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM #74515KimGuest
Im the only one getting bitten for over a year now, after spending $800 with orkin we still have fleas. Im a mother of two small children, im glad they are not getting bit but im literally crawling with them by the end of a day, whether im at home or not, shower and put on clean clothes right before leaving the house but then sure enough within a couple hours i feel them in my hair, im so depressed and so tired of vacuuming, laundering and after orkin came it was only 3 to 5 days that i had some relief… im ready to burn the house down :(February 22, 2018 at 3:32 AM #74685KendraGuest
Ok so like everyone else is saying i am the only one in my house being bit by fleas. There is myself my boyfriend and our son who is not even 2 yet. Now this article states they mostly bite the ankles and forearms well heres a kicker for you i’ve been bit everywhere but my ankles. I have bites on my neck, on both lower and upper parts of my arms, even the under part of my arm that meets the side of my body. I have them on my upper leg and i even have one on my earlobe and chest for crying out loud. And on top of all that they are really red and swollen and feel like blisters and or a rash so i think i must be allergic or something. They haven’t gone away in 3 weeks. I don’t understand why i’m the only one having this issue. I’ve tried everything to make it better except going to see the doc. Not only can i not stop getting bit we have tried everything to get rid of these fleas. We bombed the place, we put the carpet stuff on the floors, we used the spray for the beds and couch, we’ve given the cats flea baths every week for the last 3 weeks, they have flea collars on, we did the flea drops, we’ve washed everything from the ground to a foot up (bc fleas can jump a foot up from where they’re at), we have washed all our bedding, we have done everything. I brush the cats out every day and find dead fleas and alive fleas on them still. I’m so pissed off and annoyed by these damn fleas i can’t take it anymore, i’ll go crazy if i can’t get rid of them. In the 4 years we have had our cats we have never had a flea issues till we moved to our new apartment. I think the place had fleas before we got here and now our cats have them and you know whats even worse, guess what, now our cats have tape worms contracted by the fleas so now our cats have small white worms coming out of their behinds so there’s another problem we have to face. I don’t know what to do..February 22, 2018 at 4:02 AM #75368DaniiGuest
I too, am the only one getting bitten by fleas. It has always been like that for me.. when I was younger my little cousins came to live with us for the Summer. Our cat has had kittens and they would let the kitten in the house. I was the ONLY one that got bit up that summer. Then when my dog died a few years back again I was the ONLY one bitten by the fleas. Now I had a dog that I gave away and was again getting bit by the fleas she left behind and my BF that thinks he knows everything, saying I’m wrong, that fleas will bite everyone not just me.. and this post proves yet AGAIN he don’t know what he is talking about, like this hasn’t happened to me before. He too take meds for Type 2 diabetes, so that explains why the fleas wouldn’t want him and my son hasn’t been bitten either but he was talking medication for ear infection and teething. I did just see a flea on his head but his dad is still staying i’m wrong and it pisses me off.February 22, 2018 at 5:01 AM #76414BradleyGuest
I will literally peel my skin off with a potato peeler and exchange my blood for italian dressing.February 26, 2018 at 9:22 AM #77557JessGuest
I am the only one getting bitten in the house of 3. Super annoying with the fleas, as i got over 80 bites, my legs looked awful.
We have got the professional people to spray the whole house and treated the cat, unfortunately, i still can get the bites after 2 days. I have made the lemon water spray. Totally not working for me. And they live on my clothes. I got them while I was at work.
I am going to try the eucalyptus or lavender or mint product. I would like to try anything that can prevent me from getting flea bites.February 26, 2018 at 10:44 AM #77692LindaGuest
I am the only one getting bit. I am A/B Positive Blood type. I have been fighting fleas at my significant other’s place for years off and on. The situation has gotten worse. I have transferred the fleas now over to my room at my folks’ place that use oxygen at night. I don’t believe they are anywhere other than my room and nobody else complains. At the boyfriend’s, we have bombed the place using products from the list provided, used a residual spray good for 7 months. That is never enough. In the past six weeks, I used another residual spray that exterminators use on the floors and another local pest pest control product on the furniture. After vacuuming, I am still getting bit. From reading the articles on this site, we bought flea traps and the best natural flea spray is Clive’s and peppermint. We don’t see many fleas in the traps. It seems the spray has eliminated fleas on the mattress and around the bed. I need to use it more and at my significant others home. I hope it works on clothing. Washing clothes in water then dry cleaning has not worked. Maybe I should add some apple cider vinegar to the wash. It doesn’t matter where I am, I get bit. Around other household animals, at the vets, or at the laundromat, I am getting bit. I would like to use the DE, but family, pets or I need to be in that area for 4 days. Any other suggestions are welcome. I can’t bomb the folks house because of the oxygen units. I can always call the product line to ask if need be. I pray the vet spray will be the answer! Thank you.
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