Bugs: Fleas

Fleas aren’t just annoying to cats and dogs, they can carry diseases dangerous to humans too. Follow these tips to protect yourself.

Transcipt: Fleas aren’t just annoying to pets. They can carry diseases dangerous to humans, too. Though rare, fleas can carry the plague or murine typhus. There are no vaccines for these diseases, so prevention is key. Follow these tips to protect yourself. Outside, use EPA-registered insect repellent and wear long sleeves. At home, use screens on windows and air conditioning, when available. And don’t forget to apply flea control products to protect your pets. Visit health.mil/bugs for more information.

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