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The sources of insect bites are vast and vary according to location.

Common sources include:

  • domestic pets - dogs and cats are potential carriers of fleas, Cheyletiella, and sarcoptic mange (animal scabies)
  • birds may carry fleas and mites
  • bedding, soft furnishings - potential source of bed bugs and fleas
  • garden - fleas other biting insects
  • travel - exposure to ticks, mosquitoes, sandflies

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