Dog and Cat fleas do occasionally bite people; however, because humans are not a food source for dog and cat fleas, this is just opportunistic behavior and not life sustaining for the fleas. Fleas can sometimes carry and transmit several diseases, such as, Typhus and Plague, especially if the fleas are found in an area that also has rodents that carry these diseases. If you suffer from flea bites, several over-the-counter lotions, such as those containing hydrocortisone, can be used to ease the itching. Seek advice from your medical professional for more information. Treating the bites is not a cure, but can alleviate discomfort. Hire a pest control professional to assist you in getting a flea infestation under control.
Keep on top of your pets’ pest potentials this spring and summer, by ensuring that your four-legged friends visit the vet for flea and tick prevention treatments or by purchasing effective topical drop treatments and ingested flea and tick products on the market.