Getting Rid of Fleas

My daughter is covered in flea bites and nobody else in our family has any. She is a magnet for mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and any other insects. I don't know why it's just her. We all use the same soap and all. My dog has just a few. They seem to like my daughter more. What do I do? My baby looks like connect the dots.


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November 14, 20130 found this helpful
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Here is what I would do:
Sprinkle salt all over the carpets, under her bed sheets, in the furniture. Then go to the vets and get a capstar and give it to your dog. It will kill all the fleas on it within 24 hours. It only lasts 24 hours so you will need to get a topical like advantix or advantage from your vets.

I found that frontline doesnt work on my dogs and they have changed formulas or some such thing, and it just doesn't work anymore.

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October 24, 20150 found this helpful
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As none of these answers have addressed your question..... Get your daughter to take a teaspoon of applecider vinegar every day until your flea problem is under control. The vinegar is very good for her and the fleas will hate her. Put a small amount of this in the dogs water bowl to help him as well. There are alot of healthy (human) diets that call for this vinegar daily.

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August 22, 20161 found this helpful
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It's also our blood type. The sweeter the blood the more attachments you get. I'm the only one in my house that gets the most bug attention band I've learned that it's my blood type.


I have O blood, and other people I know that get bothered also have O blood type. It's inevitable, if there is a way to make them stop biting I'm all ears.

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November 13, 20130 found this helpful

Use frontline plus on your animals if you have more than one animal. You may only see a few fleas but there are many more in the carpets,furniture etc... Just because you only see a few does not mean that's all there are. Once you use it and use it every month you will see less or none on your child as well. Good luck and I hope this answer has helped.

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November 28, 20130 found this helpful

Treat the pets first. Otherwise you'll be fighting a losing battle. Honestly it's easiest to hire someone to come spray. Yes I know chemicals but fleas are very hard to get rid of. But you could try 20 mule team borax on the carpet. Leave it on for a couple of days then vacuum. You need to dispose of the bag straight away or else they will breed in there.


Cranking up the heat will help the eggs to hatch along with vacuuming, the beater breaks open the eggs. Warm water with a bit of dawn, under a nightlight traps them. Also there is stuff called flea tea that is a treatment for your dog. It's all natural. Garlic tablets given to your pup will keep the fleas off him. If you want to check if there are any fleas left put on some white socks, walk through out the house. White makes it easier to see them and they will be attracted to your body heat.

Editor's Note: Most veterinarians do not recommend giving garlic to dogs. Check with your own pet's health care professional before giving any supplements.

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February 3, 20160 found this helpful

I was just like your daughter growing up- we have pics of me covered in bites during the summer, while my three siblings had none. Turns out it was because I have B-negative blood type. People that are rh-negative have blood cells that shed more carbon dioxide than everyone else, which attracts biting insects like mosquitos and such.


Find a natural bug repellent that will work on her- it will never go away on its own. If that's what it is with her, of course.

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February 7, 20160 found this helpful

Eucalyptus oil for home skin good to use look it up on ask .com and Google it

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July 20, 20160 found this helpful

use Avon Skin So soft on her. Use it in her bath water and put one part skin so soft in a spray bottle with 5 parts water. Spray her before she goes out to play

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August 7, 20160 found this helpful

Bugs are more likely to bite those who eat a fair amount of meat without garlic. I personally love meat! So, biting bugs love me. :( I now make a point to eat plenty of garlic with my meat or, to eat less meat altogether.

Too much meat makes you smell delicious to biting bugs.
Too many garlic makes you smell nasty and unappetizing to biting bugs. Get it?

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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

My child that i adopted is allergic. To all insects and bad on fleas i spray him with moisterizing cutter in a orange top spray bottle befor outside and when he plays with the dog and it works very well just make sure when they come in for the day bath thwm and put powder where u sprayed them to close the pores

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