If your pet has fleas and sleeps with you, there is a good chance you are getting bitten by fleas. Even if you are a clean person, you are still a tasty treat to a hungry flea.

Shampoos and Soaps

Soaps with stronger fragrances such as Zest and Irish Springs are good at deterring fleas to a degree. Even if you are clean, fleas will still bite you. A strong fragrance can prevent fleas from crawling on you to a certain degree, but it won’t stop them entirely.

Treating Bites

If you have visible flea bites, you can simply treat them with rubbing alcohol or Benadryl. Typically they go away within a day or two.

Cleaning Beds

The easiest solution to getting rid of fleas on you is cleaning your home and sleeping area. Remove all of your sheets and comforters and run them through a cold cycle in the washing machine. Pillows should go through the same treatment if possible, because they could possibly contain flea eggs or larvae that can’t bite you yet, but will in the future. To clean the mattress, simply vacuum it, sprinkle some borax on it, let it sit for 15 minutes, then vacuum it again. It is recommended to finish the process with a quick spray of Febreeze just to remove any unwanted smells. After that, you’re good to go!