Flea Hazards

Flea Hazards

Fleas are the scourge of animal lovers around the world. In this case, they carry a lot of flea hazards. Indeed, fleas live off the blood of their animal host, causing unbearable and persistent itching. Animals that suffer allergic reactions to the bites need medical intervention. Even the fleas can bring about even more severe health conditions since serious flea infestations can make the animal host anaemic or infect them with parasitic worms. Are fleas hazardous to health? Fleas do not cause a health danger to animals alone. Aside from that, they can also present illnesses in people.

Cat Flea Hazards

Instantly, pet fleas are carriers of murine typhus disease. However, once a human is bitten by a cat flea that carries this disease, the person can become infected. Therefore, the fleas defecate on the person as they feed on their blood. Even if the person then scratches the bite and rubs the faeces into the skin. Then, they can become infected with the disease referred to as endemic typhus. Symptoms of hazardous flea conditions are fever, headaches, chills, and often a rash. Treatment of endemic typhus is through an antibiotic.

Cat fleas can cause other health ailments in humans. Indeed, flea bites can cause a person to develop a rash called flea bite dermatitis. This often occurs when a person reacts to the saliva in flea bites. In addition, fleas may also carry tapeworms that humans can ingest. Moreover, both illnesses are treatable but can cause the unfortunate to be afflicted.

Furthermore, fleas are not just a problem for animals exclusively. Fleas carry diseases that are a danger to humans as well. If your cat has fleas, it is necessary to treat it without delay. The longer you delay treatment and manage the problem, the worse your flea infestation will become. As soon as the fleas begin to move into the environment, the people who live in the infested habitat will be more likely to go through flea bites. Of course, flea bites can make one of the possible conditions mentioned above.

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Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. Over 36 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control services experience throughout Auckland.