Preventing Flea Bites

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Topic 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.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

Current as ofMay 22, 2015