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Can Fleas Live in a Person's Hair?

I have a dog and fleas live on him. Can fleas live in a person's hair? If so how do you get rid of them?

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

Go to your vet and get a package of Advantage flee treatment and use as directed. If you are not sure how to use it ask the receptionist who gives it to you to show you how. If you do not have a vet then your dog is probably not getting his shots and checkups as he should. This is all part of pet care that needs to be taken care of.

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

See past posts, easy kill with dry Borax in carpets. Leave for 2 weeks before you vacuum. No fleas for at least a year and a half. At least not in the house. Your poor dog should be taken care of first.

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

No, fleas do not live in a humans hair. On the rare occasion one might get on your scalp simply get in the shower and wash your hair and they will fall off and drown. Please do take care of your poochies fleas and get rid of the fleas in your house/yard.

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June 16, 20110 found this helpful

Fleas do not live on your pet. They feed on your pet, and sometimes you. They prefer your pet because their body temperature is higher, but any port in a storm. They live outside, and when they leave your pet indoors, your carpet and furniture. If you have one in your hair, just take a shower. Then, see about ridding your home of the nasty things.

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June 16, 20110 found this helpful

Walmart has a flea product that just came on the market and is cheaper than the others from the vets. Vets flea stuff is usually about 12 to l5 dollars a month and will fix the dogs problem. Use Talstar bag or liquid and dawn dish soap for the yard, in the house you can use permetrium 38percent 4 tablespoons to gallon of water and only have to do it maybe 2 times in 4 days that is to catch the eggs that hatch. This is the cheapest way to keep and get rid of fleas. I use advantagell and I have 9 dogs and 9 cats but still do the yard and house. On your hair just wash your hair in dawn dish soap and that will fix you, on the dog use dawn dish soap and vinigar in bath water & let them drown. I would do the bath or pay 5.dollars at vet for a pill that kills them but has no residual effect on fleas then work on debugging the rest of the stuff. The indoor spray can be used on your furniture and anywhere inside or out . Remember the more you vacuum also helps.

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

I have used baking soda, straight vinegar,lice tx,dog flea & tick shampoo,dawn, & a bit comb. I still feel them crawling in my head! What else can I do ? I've had my house exterminated & vacume every day since! I'm not finding any live fleas in my carpet! I'm afraid & so stressed out about this. Somebody help me or I'm going to go crazy!!!!

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January 25, 20170 found this helpful

It is probably a mite of some kind, dust mites maybe.

I hated the crawly sensation, kept thinking the cats who scratched continuously gave me fleas. A Dawn bath, leaving it on bout 3-5 mins to kill the stronger ones/I put in there carry cage/. Never showed any dead fleas. Used many times before, always killed fleas on them.

My poor cats, if they were experiencing more than ten times me, omg. I killed them on me, long hot shower with long shampoo lather. They had first started crawling on my legs. Then my hair when they slept by my head.

I DID spray Raid flea and tick on carpet, etc too. Then vacuumed rigorously for few days.

A few cycles of this and they were no more. Nothing since. G-Luck.

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