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Getting Rid of Sand Fleas in Daughter's Hair

I have never had this problem before. We moved to a new house and after living here for a few months we found out we had sand fleas in our yard. This has become a huge problem because they are now in my daughter's hair. I have used lice spray, tea tree oil, and Dawn dish soap. I have also used fine tooth combs. The problem is there are still tiny eggs or baby fleas in her hair that won't come out with a comb. I don't know what to do anymore. Can someone please help?

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April 12, 20180 found this helpful
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Mayonnaise will kill the fleas and eggs. Put on and have her sleep with a shower cap. Wash in the morning. You need to pick at the nits daily using your fingernails for about 3 weeks

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April 12, 20180 found this helpful

It appears that not too many people really know what a sand flea looks like or that it is actually labeled as "dangerous".

  • Seems that sand fleas are found most often in coastal areas but can sometimes also be found in other areas.
  • Recommended for bites to relive itching so they do NOT become infected:
  • Apply a mixture of baking soda and water paste to the skin.
  • Calamine lotion
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Some suggestions for killing them in human hair or animal fur:
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  • Try mayonnaise or any thicker oil that clogs the breathing holes so they suffocate; 30 minutes minimum as they can go 15 min or longer without breathing. This must be repeated every 3 days for minimum of 9 days to break the gestation cycle.
  • Suggestions for killing fleas in house and yard:
  • diatomaceous earth (DE), 20 Mule Team Borax, table salt (house only). In house - Spread it around in crevasses, dark places, furniture, carpets. Yard - sprinkle DE or Borax anywhere fleas might be - repeat after any rain.
  • Other suggestions and suggestions for killing them in your house and yard given in detail in links below.
  • www.fleabites.net/.../
  • homequicks.com/how-to-get-rid-of-sand-fleas
  • www.abchomeandcommercial.com/.../

This is a statement from a university site (but?):

If left untreated, they can cause a lot of suffering for several months to come, before they usually disappear by themselves. Sand fleas can carry diseases and transmit viruses, so you should always see a doctor if you experience severe symptoms after getting bitten.

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