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.
Who knows. Anyway…sand fleas are everywhere in the Caribbean…time of year and precipitation has a lot to do with the activity of them.
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.
Sand flea bites treatment requires the expertise of a veterinary doctor, this is to avert any skin damage or wrong treatment if you decide to do it yourself.
Follow the veterinarian instructions on how to maintain and keep the infected areas clean at all times to completely stop the possibility of infection.
Antihistamine cream is usually used to stop scratching or itching.
Painkillers are also used to ease the pain on dogs sand flea bites after treatment.
Based on recommendations by a veterinary doctor, the use of antiseptic or alcohol to heal the wound is vital. This process is usually carried on until the wounds are completely healed.
After treatment, it might take possibly more than seven days for the irritation to totally stop.
Sand Flea Bites Won’t Go Away?
The use of pesticides to disinfect the home where a pet has been treated of sand flea infections. These process will ensure that reinfections do not occur at any point in future.
Spray insecticides of your pet on daily bases ( read instructions ).
Use Sevin Dust bug spray around your home especially the area where the dog sleeps. This is because at any giving time before the treatment some sand fleas may have falling out of your pet’s body.
Vacuum your home after some time of spraying the insecticides.
Vacuum any splits and hole in which sand fleas can hide and wash your pets linen.
Wash linen with high-temperature water after sand fleas treatment.