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Fleas are a nuisance to pets. They are small insect parasites that feed off the blood of animals, but they can also bite humans. Fleas can become a significant problem if pets get infested with them. Infestations can stem from a variety of sources, such as after a pet has spent a lot of time outdoors. In some cases, these parasites can be extremely difficult to eradicate. If the infestation is severe enough, you need to treat your pet and your home. Keep reading to learn more about flea bites and how to handle them.

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1. Can fleas live on humans?

No, fleas cannot survive on humans. Fleas do often bite humans, but they prefer to live in dark, warm, furry places. Humans do not possess enough hair for fleas to live comfortably. If your pet or home does have a severe infestation, you may notice fleas on you, but they won't stay or live on your body.

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