Fleas are blood sucking parasitic biting insects. They are more than a nuisance they are a very real health hazard as they are vectors of many diseases. How to control and get rid of fleas and prevent flea bites.
There are flea species specific to most mammals including humans. However, human fleas are rare in New Zealand and it is more often cat, dog or bird fleas that are responsible for infestations in our homes. Cat fleas are most commonly associated with biting humans. They will prefer to feed on the blood of cats but if there are a lot of fleas or the normal cat hosts have been removed they will readily bite humans. Check out how to identify bite marks here .
To get rid of fleas follow these steps:
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