Flea repellent for humans can help you avoid the painful flea bites or carrying the fleas back to your home.
Although fleas and flea bites are more severe in cats and dogs, human beings could also fall victim to the bites from the small bugs.
Fleas will bite and suck blood from human beings, and other warm-blooded mammals, but can’t reproduce from their blood. But don’t fleas love hairy hosts?
Well, fleas will mainly live on hairy pets but can hitchhike human being temporarily, suck blood from them before jumping off to their hiding places.
Reviews: 7 Flea Repellent for Humans 2019
1. REPEL Sportsmen Max Insect Repellent Pump – Our Top Pick
This REPEL Sportsmen takes the top spot for the best flea repellent for humans. Its unique features include that offers protection against fleas, chiggers, gnats, ticks, no-see-ums, and mosquitoes for about 8 hours and it’s highly effective.
It contains 40% DEET and it’s mainly suitable for spraying directly on clothing and also on the human skin too. Luckily, you can still use REPEL Sportsmen in combination with your varied sunscreens and it’ll still be effective. For a major flea infestation, you can use top flea foggers.
REPEL Sportsmen is uniquely designed for both repelling fleas and mosquitos that might be carrying West Nile and Dengue viruses, Zika, and Chikungunya.
Luckily, the flea repellent is both non-greasy and odorless, which means that it will not be irritating to most people. I would recommend this REPEL Sportsmen repellent for outdoor lovers, hunters, fishermen, backpackers, and campers.
To apply, you’ll only to place the repellent bottle about 6 inches from your skin and spray but this must not be done when it’s towards your nose, face, ears, mouth, or eyes. In addition, apply the flea repellent only on the exposed clothing or human skin. Vets recommend that you must not apply the flea repellent on sunburned or broken skin, wounds, and cuts.
Compared to the 3M Ultrathon reviewed below, this Repel pump repellant is odorless and doesn’t stick on the human skins since it’s absorbed directly. Therefore, I found this repellant favorable for outdoor areas where you’ll encounter dirt and sand.
Pros: Avoid perspiration, non-greasy, odorless, effective against fleas, best as an outdoor flea treatment for campers, joggers, and mountain climbers.
2. Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard + Picaridin & Vitamin-E – Runner-Up
Next up is this Avon Skin-So-Soft that has an itchy feeling on the human skin and will also relieve the irritation caused by scrapes, sunburn, or bug bites.
In addition, Avon Skin-So-Soft safe for kids as it doesn’t have harsh chemical and has sunscreen and moisturizer capabilities.
Avon Skin-So-Soft is however not suitable for repelling fleas when there is a major infestation. Luckily, the flea repellent will be absorbed in the human skin immediately upon application. The spray won’t leave any scum on your skin that could stick dirt or soil if you’re engaging in outdoor activities.
Avon Skin-So-Soft is a great flea solution for your summer problems. In addition, this flea treatment is truly budget-friendly and equally effective.
I know you’re thinking about how much odor this flea repellant will leave on your skin and clothes. Well, you’re lucky because Avon Skin-So-Soft leaves a great and light floral scent in addition to being highly effective in repelling fleas.
Bugs BeGone is made from natural ingredients like Catnip Essential Oil, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Sweet Lavandin, and Citronella.
This makes it all safe for kids and dogs or cats. It’ll repel fleas, mosquitos, ants, chiggers, and also ticks. It’s not common to find, in the market, a product that’s both effective against bugs but equally safe.
The essential oils produce a great citrus smell that’ll not only repel the bugs but also leave feeling refreshed and hydrated.
Next up is the 3M Ultrathon repellent has some limited amount of DEET. Despite the apparent dangers associated with high amounts of DEET, this active ingredient has been proven to be highly helpful in killing fleas and other bugs such as deer flies, biting flies, ticks, no-see-ums.
If you check the repellent’s color scheme, you’ll note that it’s designed for the military. In addition, so that it’ll be effective for over 12 hours, the cream releases its power slowly to protect even the military in the bad environments against fleas and mosquitos.
This repellent is designed from the 3M Polymer Technology that optimizes the effectiveness and time-release of its DEET. This can be contrasted to the alcohol-based flea repellents whose alcohol tends to evaporate when exposed to the environment and hence leaves the human being without protection.
3M Ultrathon has a long residue effect and it’s easy to apply. So, you can now avoid the swelling and painful bites coming from nagging fleas. The cream is also sweat and splash resistant which is great for use in the tropical areas.
However, 3M Ultrathon proved to be sticky since it’s not adequately absorbed by the human skin. Sadly, some objects like soil would stick to my skin and eventually require so much effort to clean.
Natural Flea Repellents for Humans
1. Lemon eucalyptus Citriodora oil
2. Catnip oil
3. Cedarwood oil
4. Rosemary Water