Mosquito vs. Flea Bites

Mosquito vs. Flea Bites

by Lee & Hollie Woodham 
of Mosquito Joe Northwest DFW
northwestdfw.mosquitojoe.com

If you are like most people, the summer outdoors is essential. It is a time for barbeques, get togethers, relaxing by the pool, playtime outdoors for children and just kicking back enjoying the evenings trying to catch a breeze. Based on some recent feedback, I thought I would use this article in an attempt to try and provide some helpful tips in identifying mosquito bites from flea bites. Why, you ask? Because sometimes it is helpful to know the differences when trying to figure out how best to take back control of your yard. Flea bites are commonly mistaken for mosquito bites. Their symptoms are indeed very similar as they include red rash, itching and swelling. However, there are also some differences and the more you know hopefully the better you are able to identify.

If your main concern is mosquitoes and you want to keep updated on the mosquito pressure in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I recommend AccuWeather. When on the website, enter the name of the city you want to look at and then click on the mosquito in the top right hand corner of the page. This will provide current mosquito pressure/activity in your city.

FLEAS:

  • Bite Mark: Small deep bites with a hole in the center and a red areola around it. Some blisters can also be found.
  • Itching: Intense, typically takes 2-3 days to go away.

MOSQUITOS:

  • Bite Mark: Small red swollen spots
  • Itching: Intense, typically takes 2-3 days to go away.

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