Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

my girlfriend has long black hair and we have a cat which we just treated for fleas and we treated the house too now my girlfriend has them in her hair the same ones as the cat is this possible



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Yes b ut only until they dehydrate and die. Fleas and human lice are different species and fleas cannot survive on humans.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

yes



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

yes the can thicker the better but just wash it it will get rid of them



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

yes it;s very likely.those little devils can live and nest anywhere;but their favorite is hair'human ond pets...LOL



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Yes, but they generally won't if there are cats or dogs in the area. Fleas go to the warmest area possible, and since cats have a higher body temperature than humans, they will choose to live on the cat instead of the human.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Cat fleas don't live on hair - they live on blood sucked from the host.



It's most unlikely that she has cat fleas, more a coincidence that she has picked up human fleas.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

of course it is, fleas can live like a lice and could adapt in a new surrounding



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

yea that can happen , i have had my whole house filled with fleas becasue or cats where getting them from the new cats .



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

They do not live long on people. They will bite and jump off. Hopefully you treated the cat with something like Advantage that will kill all new hatchlings.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

They can live anywhere dude.



In the carpet etc.. You need to get ride of them They bite.



Even if you fix the cat, if you don't get them out of the rug the cat will get them again.



Get a flea collar but you still need to shampoo the rugs. You'll know if you have them because you'll see little red marks on your legs and it will itch.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

no they cant as it is said that they cannot live on our blood



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Yes - it is not like lice that have their own little territories (head lice being different than body lice) Fleas just like any kind of blood and need to hide in hair - but I would just try to drown them and not use animal flea products on a human head. Look for some natural remedies - like baby powder or baking soda that will dry them out and make them die.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Definately, tell her to go purchase baby shampoo. It kills fleas and she can brush the dead ones out.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

i think it is possible but all you need to do is get special shampoo



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Yes they can- they can also live in your clothes so make sure they don't get in your wardrobe.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Fleas are more attracted to the cat than a human, but they do not live on hair, whether it is cat or human hair. They stay on the cat and will lay eggs there, but their prime interest is in getting their meals there. Cat and dog blood apparently tastes better than human blood, so they will go to the cat or dog if the option is available. Fleas can easily jump 6 to 8 inches, and often more, to reach their food target.



Usually, after eating, they leave the animal and lay their eggs wherever they find suitable. Once hatched, the hatchlings will also search for food, and they mature VERY quickly, so the cycle continues unless you treat the house properly.



Fleas will nest anywhere in the house that they find convenient, again, with a preference to being near to a food source, but they can live without eating anything for much longer than a human or cat can survive.



If you have a wide infestation as it seems then you will need to use a whole-house pesticide to get rid of them.



Carpet cleaning will reduce the numbers, but not eliminate the problem, as they breed VERY frequently. A long-lasting pesticide such as Diazinon (which may not be available in your area, or may be available only for professional use) can be applied on carpets and all nooks/crannies at floor level after your pets are removed from the premises, and it must be allowed to dry thoroughly before allowing the pets to return. Vacuum after one week, and reapply the pesticide. Try to keep your pets away from the areas, if at all possible, even if that is uncomfortable for them.



Meanwhile, do a full flea shampoo treatment on your pet.



All flea shampoo and pesticides should be used according to directions. If in any further doubt, ask a professional.



Your girlfriend can get rid of them by simply washing and rinsing her hair very thoroughly in a full shower, not a bath. The shower is used because the fleas will migrate toward any dry area, such as ears, the same as they do when washing your pet.



Once the head is thoroughly wetted, rub the shampoo in and rinse immediately, to remove any loose fleas. Repeat the shampoo, keeping the head very wet, and rub the scalp with the shampoo for a minute. Let the shampoo remain for about 30 seconds before rinsing. This will encourage any other live fleas to try to move, but they will get caught in the shampoo and can be rinsed away. If eggs are attached to the hair follicles or scalp, the rubbing will help to loosen them. Shampoo each day the same way for several days and even the most stubborn as well as any newly-hatched, should all be gone.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

Although the cat flea prefers to chew on an animal, it's not averse to biting exposed human flesh. Some people appear to be very attractive to fleas and the appearance of red itchy spots around their ankles and legs is often the first indication of fleas in the house.



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

no they cant live on you



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

yes theay thay can live on your hair just like nets can to best wayto get read off them is to have your head shave off



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

cat fleas can only live on cats. they bite the cats and eat their blood for food. they don't/cant live on humans. they can jump onto humans which is why you have found them on your girlfriends hair, but the definitely can't live in her hair. hope this helps



Can cat fleas live on human hair ?

no they can't live on humans but they will jump on and bite humans. there's a different type of flea that lives on humans.

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