Flea bites are extremely annoying; they get infected and can also transmit diseases. There are some home remedies for flea bites such as baking soda, honey or aloe vera, which relieve itching and prevent infections. The flea bites on humans are quite common when you have a pet at home, especially a dog or a cat. Fleas nest in carpets, armchairs, cushions, hardwood floors, and usually bite humans when the pet is not there. A very common situation is that when it is not in the house because the family goes on vacation and takes it away or dies, the fleas become a real problem. They do not have to feed themselves (they feed on the blood of mammals), and then they begin to sting humans, especially in the feet and legs, because the parts of the body are closest to the floor.
The flea bites besides being annoying because they produce very itchy and hurt the skin can become infected and in extreme cases transmit typhus and bubonic plague. That is why it is so important to resort immediately to some home remedy to relieve the affected area.
Home remedies for flea bites
- Aloe vera:
The aloe vera is one of the home remedies for flea bites. It is a powerful antiseptic that has a very good calming and healing effect. To apply for a flea bite, it is necessary to cut an aloe leaf in half, remove the part that pricks and apply the pulp on it for a long time until relief is felt.
- Apple cider vinegar:
The idea is to dilute it with water and apply it in the areas of bites to get an immediate relief of itching. The proportion to use in these cases is a part of vinegar and two of water. To make the feeling of relief greater, it is best to place the preparation for a few minutes in the refrigerator and then apply it with gauze or cotton.
- Sodium bicarbonate:
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a few drops of water to achieve a dough. Apply on the sting and leave for a few minutes. Rinse with water.
Honey is a powerful antiseptic, so applying a bit in the area of the sting will help prevent infection and also relieve the itching sensation while nourishing the skin.
Remove fleas from the house:
Nothing is better to prevent instead of having to cure. Therefore, to avoid having to use home remedies for fleas, it is best to prevent them. To achieve this, you have to follow a series of steps.
The most important thing in a house where there are pets and surfaces where fleas can hide and lay their eggs is to breathe daily. The vacuum must be used to the maximum power in wooden floors, carpets and, armchairs.
Wash with hot water:
Wash in the washing machine with hot water the cushions, carpets, cushions, etc., where there may be fleas or eggs.
Use natural repellents:
On the market there are spray products that kill fleas and their eggs, but if there are people allergic or you want to use better natural options, you can prepare a natural repellent with lemon (boil lemon slices in ½ liter of water, leave cool and stand) or white alcohol vinegar (mix ¾ of water with ¼ of vinegar). Spray the surfaces where the pet usually is.
If the pet leaves the house, it is very important to fumigate everything using some special insecticide to kill the fleas and eggs from the corners and thus prevent the humans that remain in it from being stung.