Can Fleas Live on Clothing?


Yes, fleas can live on clothing and other areas such as the carpet and the sofa. The fleas only leave these places to feed on the host animal which could be the cat, dog or sometimes human beings. Eradication of fleas involves thorough vacuuming of the carpet and the sofa which should be followed by the spraying of an insecticide on the carpet and the infested clothes too.
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Flea eggs and fleas will survive washings, which is one of the things that make them so insidious. Once the meds on your cat start working, your flea problems will diminish, but the vacuum is going to be your biggest friend. Not only will it help get up any residual eggs that have gotten scattered all over the place, but the noise will prompt any dormant eggs to hatch so they can be vacuumed up or killed with the cat's flea med. Upholstered furniture should be vacuumed and similarly treated (although not essential as fleas will eventually move onto the treated carpet surface) taking care to treat the space under the cushions of chairs and settees where debris has collected.
Fleas may occasionally live on clothes but they prefer places such as carpets. They are brought into the house by animals such as pets or if people get into contact with them. These fleas can bite people and cause diseases.
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