Flea bites from invisible fleas with very selective human tastes

Aloha, I live in an apartment building on a top floor. It has been proven to me that the common area hall carpet is flea infested but the fleas are invisible. (The carpet is vacuumed daily.) I have received more than 100 bites and experienced extremely itchy allergic reactions to all. These bites started at my ankles and feet at first, but later my body from the breast down was eventually bitten, including when I was in bed (weeks later). I was aware that the fleas were inside my apartment even though I could not see them. I had spread EGDE and employed 216 degree steam treatments constantly. However, it has been challenging for me to get the Manager to take care of the problem more than the routine every three months scheduled scrubbing. There have been other people (all women as myself) that have been bitten, but only a few times. We only have one dog on the floor who happens to be next to me, but because the Manager said he inspected the dog two different times and did not find fleas. Ever since I started to protect my feet/legs whenever I must walk over the common area hall carpet by wearing two sets of plastic drawstring bags, I have remained free of flea bites. What is really going on? By the way, my blood type is very rare AB negative; does this matter?

Mahalo,
Frustrated

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Invisable Fleas
by: Samantha

My car & house were infested by fleas , in the car I could see them , tiny black specks , I dont recall them jumping . I nearly killed my self with pesticides spraying down the bed then sheets with a flea spray , that kills fleas & eggs . Sprayed our body with a can spray . Nothing worked really then a friend of mine said to soak towels in vinegar and put them along every door , I did it and they were gone . I was totally amazed . They must be in yard and all the ones in house died. When the Towels dried out they were coming back . Vinegar is the go, and also soak your back yard and squirt dish washing liquid all over it . I swear to you this works . I was in such a distressed state I was crying & Vinegar saved me & my little son . They also love blood with sugar in it , eat lots of yogurt ( plain or Greek ) . They go mad for sugar blood . Good Luck

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Tortured and tormented by fleas
by: Flea Frustrated!

My neighbors had 14 dogs for about a year Where I live there are no city codes controlling that. They're down to about seven dogs now, but about a 6 weeks ago we started getting flea bites. I seldom actually see any, yet I'm covered in terrible bites They don't bother my husband much. He smokes menthol cigarettes, and we wonder if that's what makes the difference
We're treating the yard every three weeks, trying to break that life cycle. Since my neighbors don't treat, it feels like a futile effort.
I tried the homemade flea trap where you put water in a cookie sheet with dish soap and then shine a light on it, and it does work We catch about 20 fleas a day in that trap. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, I'm sure. I've tried several sprays all of which guarantee to kill fleas, of course, but don't. I've ordered Flea-go, which is a borax crystal product that you have to leave on your carpet and floors for three solid weeks without vacuuming. It's out of stock but as soon as it gets in I am going to try it. It attacks fleas by drying out their skeletal structure, and that makes sense. I hope and pray it works because I'm tired of not being able to have my grandchildren come or have company come over. Meanwhile, we scratch !!!

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invisible fleas solved
by: Anonymous

There is no flea at work.until the racoon nest underground the building.they come out at night frome the air exhaust on the bottomside of the building they destroyed.everybody is infested with fleas.they infested their homes too.i can feel it jumping when im sleeping.the racoon was trapped one by one.and the fleas dissapear very slowy until its gone.fleas came back.they found out couple of racoons in the ceiling by reviewing the cctv camera.it was trapped again and the fleas are gone.i hope this will help everybody.i suffered more than two years from flea bites.

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No-see-ums
by: Anonymous

I have been fighting the invisible flea problem for over two years. I first noticed the bites when I went to the movies. We're talking about a very nice multi-plex theater.But these critters prefer dark humid areas. Air conditioning creates a very humid environment. Consequently, I carried the invisible bugs back to my car and infected it. Then my home. I had to get rid of the rugs and install tile and wood flooring. I have to use tie-up bags around my legs and on the seats when driving, I use a professional steam mop daily. I wash my bedding everyday and keep them at bay by running a dehumidifier whenever the humidity gets too high. If the humidity gets over 60, I have increased problems with the painful bug biting.I use cornstarch baby powder on my toes, legs, and any other sweat prone areas at night. All of this helps. Also soaking clothes in water with a bit of Pinealen (like Pinesol) mixed in and rinsing them extra times helps. But on a recent cruise to Puerta Vallarte, Mexico, I discovered that bugs that the locals call "noseeums" are very prevalent and feel exactly like the invisible fleas that I have been dealing with. The locals have plastic covering all rug areas in taxis/passenger vans, and their floors are tile. They say these bugs have crawled out of the rain forest down there, and recently have become prevalent in humid areas of the US around sea ports, especially in southern Texas. I can testify to that, as the airport we traveled through outside Houston had infested carpeting near the gates. Someone even wrote an article about "noseeums" on Wikipedia. For those of us that have alergies to these invisible bugs and their painful bites, life can become a daily struggle since so many department stores, schools, hotels, and restaurants are carpeted, but unfortunately the rugs are either old or very poorly maintained. And air conditioning puts so much moisture/humidity into the air that I have to forgo air conditioning my home. My problem may not seem like a big deal when compared to the health issues of others, but it has become life altering for me.

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Same!
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem when I go to my boyfriends house who owns 3 cats. It's the worse! I don't see them all the time but I always have a new one.. They scar too! I'm also ab negative but that could be coincidence. My boyfriend shows no sign to any biting though. And I've been to the doctor only for them to tell me that I'm getting bit by a bug but they don't know... :(( I take brewers yeast to repel them but it doesn't always work. I find being in better health keeps them at bay. I'm sick right now so they are all over me.

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Natural Flea Repellent
by: Anonymous

Eucalyptus trees are known to be very helpful for getting rid of fleas...causing them to flee that is...I don't believe it will cause them to die.
Read up about it on the internet for how to go about spreading the leaves indoors and outdoors to keep yourself and your
pet(s) safe.

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More invisible fleas
by: Anonymous

I have that problem when I stick my feet under my computer desk at night. I see nothing but I feel them. Have sprayed many times. They are next to impossable to get rid of. I also have fleas in my bedroom that I can see.Have used every product I can find cannot get rid of them. First noticed on my cat who never has been out. One day she had none, the next day she was covered. I have used Frontline for many years without any problem. Now it doesn't work.

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No, you are not mad!
by: boldstripe

We have no pets, yet I have had problems with fleas for more than a year. I can feel wriggling some times but I have only ever seen one dead flea and one live flea in all that time. I also managed to infect three other homes I stayed in. Strangely, my wife who sleeps next to me, has only been bitten twice in all this time. She is skeptical about whether I have fleas, because they don't affect her and there is nothing to see. This makes it twice as bad: having to fight the fleas and having to fight your partner to take the hard discipline it takes to eradicate them. Good luck!

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