Flea bites on humans can be a nasty thing. They itch, look bad and can lead to infection if you scratch them. You are probably wondering, why do i get flea bites? I didn’t know fleas could bite humans, well they can. They do prefer your pet however, as they can live on them, and although fleas can bite humans, they can’t live on them. Most of the time, Fleas will bite you in your sleep, because you are not moving, and it’s easier. The fleas, which will have been brought into your house by your Animal, will have fallen off that pet and bit you because you were closest. Don’t worry, you aren’t going to die, but you should take steps to remove the fleas from your house and pets, and I will give you some reasons why.
1. Some people can be allergic to flea saliva, which can cause a pretty nasty allergic reaction that is bad for your health. If this happens, you should consult a doctor as fast as you can, to reduce the risks of getting anything nastier.
2. Fleas can transmit diseases from animals to humans. In some parts of the world, you can even catch the plague from a flea! More common however you will catch diseases like tapeworm and murine typhus. This is nasty; you can get headaches, start vomiting and have a fever.
3. Flea bites on humans DON’T LOOK GOOD. It can be embarrassing for people to walk around with flea bites on their legs, as often people will judge them, thinking they don’t live a clean lifestyle, but this is not the case.
The symptoms of flea bites on humans
The symptoms of flea bites on humans are pretty obvious. Because the legs and feet are closer to the ground, they are the areas that get bitten the most. If your legs start itching, and you see some red blotches/bites on your legs, it’s a good sign you have been bitten.