Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of mammals. The most common species is the cat flea that infests both household pets and wild animals alike. They bite humans and animals resulting in red and itchy bumps. This reaction comes due to a substance in the fleas saliva. In addition to being annoying, fleas act as vectors, hence carrying bacteria of certain diseases such as typhus. They can even transmit parasites to humans and animals. Carpets, clothes and upholstery can harbour fleas and can be very stubborn to remove. These can be detrimental for human health, therefore, getting rid of them is an important issue. Read the following article to know about some effective home remedies to solve the problem.