Fleas and Their Risks
Fleas are wingless insects pose several health risks beyond an itching sensation. You will see a small reddened spot encircled by a red halo, typically without much swelling with fleabites. They usually cause a bothersome itching sensation. Consistent scratching can result in patches of hair loss or red and skin.
Research shows fleas are capable of spreading a typhus disease in humans. The symptoms are like to murine typhus but not as severe and include headaches, fever, chills, vomiting, and a rash. If the fleas fed off of infected rats, in some areas, they even pose the threat of plague.
Some people and pets experience allergic dermatitis from fleabites. Allergic Dermatitis is characterized by acute itching, hair or fur loss, irritated skin, and secondary infections. It only takes one tiny bite to start an allergic reaction Itching can last nearly a week after the bite occurred.
Once fleas take over your home, eradicating them requires a vigilant program that can be grueling. Ridding a house or apartment of fleas requires steps that include vacuuming, high-temp washing of all clothes and sheets, destroying fleas on pets with various medicines and shampoos, and possibly treating shaded outdoor locations where your pets rest. Preventing fleas with a product like Vet’s Best is more manageable than destroying an infestation. Even if you hate chemicals, you can avoid fleas with a natural product like Vet’s Best sprays.