Sand Flea Bites In Holiday Resorts
How long do sand flea bites last?
Can sand fleas travel home with you?
I woke up in the morning only to find my daughter covered in large welts that formed in areas of the actual flea bites. Flea bites are not a new phenomenon, If you have discovered fleas or bed bugs in your house, and you don’t kill the fleas, you will continue to get flea bites! ….
For my money, once bitten, the best stuff to use is “After Bite” (stick or gel). It neutralizes the remaining enzymes under the skin for a while and gives blessed relief from the need to scrape and scratch until you are raw. Add a nice stiff rum cocktail, and you’re all set! The active ingredient is ammonia (you can smell it!), and it really works.
There was not much advice on the possibility of flea bites from our tour operators If I was told I’ll buy everything mentioned that I can find to make sure that I WOULDN’T HAVE TO WATCH my daughter eaten alive by these unforgiving fleas.
Chances are that you are heading over to your holiday destination, just make sure you stock up enough to protect the kiddies and my recommendation without a doubt are Off Deep Woods with 25% DEET.
Make sure the ankles and feet are well taken care of! The sand fleas in Negril come out around sunset…as they do in most of the Caribbean. They were not nearly as bad this past trip in Nov as they are during the summer months. We have been taking B12 for the health benefits and we thought that may have something to do with the reduction.
I don’t know what more could I do to prevent those ugly bites. FYI, I never went outside without a bug spray with DEET.
I’ve found relief from my itching from a little device called a Zanza Click. It shoots a little piezo-electric current into the bite (just a tiny zap) which actually seems to work to alleviate the itching. I couldn’t tell you whether it’s psychosomatic or not, but it seemed to help me.