Fleas are not pleasant. They’re pesky little parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and many other animals. What makes them so dangerous is that they’re so tiny. A dream about fleas can conjure strong emotions of disgust and dread.
In fact, they’re so small that they can live on the skin of animals. It’s as if these insects or bugs can go on living undetected, crawling on your skin.
Worse yet, when these creatures bite, they can pass illnesses. At the very least, they can cause a tremendous amount of irritation, itchiness, and downright discomfort. After all, bites from ticks and lice account for a lot of disease transmission, allergic reactions, and all sorts of unwanted health emergencies.
Indeed, if you get a bite on your body from a flea or a tick, and you itch like mad, that’s the least of your worries.
Fleas, like other insects and creatures in its class, are bloodsucking critters. Not surprisingly, the interpretation of dreaming of fleas is that things in your waking life that unsettle, annoy, or irritate you.
Your attitude about these things is very similar to having a body itch located on your back. It’s annoying as hell, but you may not be in a position to scratch it. This drives you up the wall even more.
General Negative Dream Interpretations for a Flea Dream
In some aspects, dreaming of fleas can seem similar to the meaning of a dream about bed bugs. Still, they differ mainly on the context.
Dreaming of fleas can represent the irritable current feeling you have about people around you. These can be coworkers. In many cases, these are people who are very close to you—maybe even family members or loved ones.
There’s just something about the things that they say, the way they think, and, not to mention, their behavior that just eats you up.
At first, you may have thought that this was cute. You might have even been eager to give them a pass. But as they go on and repeat the same behavior or say the same things over and over again, just like fleas and ticks, they get under your skin.
Worse yet, since these people are close to you, you feel that, somehow, they’re sucking up a lot of your time. You allowed them to be important enough to be able to command your attention.
As you probably already know, time is the raw ingredient of life. Whatever you invest your time in grows.
Put some time in the gym, and pretty soon, you’re going to have a very healthy body. Put some time in reading, and not too long after, you will be smarter and more knowledgeable. Invest time in your relationships, and they can be deeper and more fulfilling for everybody involved. That’s how important time is.
Unfortunately, when these people command your time and demand your attention, it’s like they are sucking the life out of you. You could’ve used that time more productively.
Eventually, you get the sense that there are these people that just irritate you for no obvious reason. Of course, in the back of your mind, you know that there are reasons why they rub you the wrong way.
You might have liked them a lot in the beginning, or you may be related to them, but you’re getting sick and tired of them getting on your nerves.
It doesn’t help that some of them seem manipulative, controlling, or passive-aggressive. It’s as if they play these games that they obviously seem unaware of. It’s as if they’re causing all this irritation and, sometimes, downright suffering, and they’re mindlessly just going about their day—total lack of self-awareness.
Flea dreams can also mean that someone is determined to give you trouble and make your existence uncomfortable. These might be minor discomforts, like money problems, or these could have a more lasting impact on the future. These are your competitors and—yes, let’s say it—enemies.
But I’ve got some good news for you. You haven’t really lived or been alive, and you know you’re not really doing the right things if you did not at least develop one hater. They come with the territory.
Whenever somebody’s doing well, it’s going to trip somebody off. That’s just how it works. You’re living the kind of life that they feel that they should be doing, so you develop a hater.
You didn’t want these people to hate on you, spread lies behind your back, or try to feed info into people’s minds so that they develop some sort of chorus of discouragement. You didn’t intend any of that. This is just a natural consequence of you focusing on your dreams and being courageous enough to pursue them.
Believe it or not, the moment you do that, and people can see that it’s making a difference, it will unleash a lot of negativity and many problems internally in some individuals. This all is happening in a very low-key and silent way. But make no mistake; it is very real. You are a threat to them. Why?
For the longest time, they have resigned themselves to thinking that their lives are never going to improve—maybe they had all these hopes and dreams for the future. But then you come along—usually, in a worse-off shape than them. But no matter how badly you start, you’re not afraid. You eventually overtake them, and they eat your dust.
And guess what? They can’t stand it.
Dreaming about a flea infestation means that there are a lot of vicious rumors and backbiting about you. It’s as if you have this halo of nasty critters or bugs just buzzing all around.
Keep in mind that you did not cause this. No matter what you do, there will always be at least one person hating on you.
Instead of looking at this situation as something to run away from—much like a pesky insect hovering around your head, making you want to jump into a pool just to lose it—accept it as a natural consequence of being brave enough to correct your past action and go after your dreams.
It’s not your fault that they took a lazy route. It’s not your fault that they have chosen to be cowards in certain key areas of their lives. You have to move on. You have to live your life. Having haters is a natural consequence of this, and be prepared to accept that fact.
Once you’re able to get that kind of mindset, it will be smoother sailing from here on out. But the more you listen to these people, the more they will drag you down.
Nothing will make them happier than for you to go back to your old mindset. You are going to places they can only hope to go. You’re living out their dreams, and it’s eating them up inside.
General Positive Dream Interpretations for a Flea Dream
Dreaming about killing many fleas can mean that you are achieving the right attitude regarding haters. Haters, backbiters, discouragers—they’re a dime a dozen.
Please understand that, oftentimes, haters are your best assets. Why? They have no incentive to lie to you because they don’t care about your feelings. As much as possible, they would want to hurt you, so they criticize. It’s uncut, not sugar-coated in the least bit, and blunt.
This is precisely the kind of feedback you need. It keeps you humble. It gives you a clear picture of your areas for improvement. Pretty soon, once you grow to appreciate the sheer honesty that haters bring to the table, you might go to love them.
Truly successful people appreciate their critics. They know that these people have no incentive to lie to them. Try that with your close friends.
Your friends are out to protect your feelings, so they will often candy-coat a lot of your rough spots. They would try to focus on the good news. That’s not going to help you. If you want to level up your game, you want to be able to get straight feedback.
Believe me; haters will not hesitate to give you that kind of feedback because they think that it’s going to hurt you. But if you have the right mindset, raw, uncut, and acidic critiques excite you.
Now, you have the information you need to come up with something better or make necessary changes that will enable you to get to the next level sooner rather than later.
Various Flea Dream Interpretations
The following involve different fleas dream imagery in different contexts.
Please understand, just like with any other dream meaning, small details that are often easy to overlook can mean a big difference. They set the proper context, and your dream interpretation can go in a completely different direction the moment you pick up on these small details.
What Does It Mean to Dream About a Flea Bite?
If the central motif of what you dreamed involves the image of you being bitten by fleas, it means that somebody is either annoying you unwittingly or they’re deliberately provoking you.
Be very careful. If somebody’s just being clumsy or saying all sorts of nasty things without thinking, they have malice—that’s just the way they’re wired. It’s as if they’re really deficient in a certain area of their social skills. They are who they are.
You blowing upon them, calling them out, or trying to “educate” them is not going to help them. That’s just the way they’re wired.
On the other hand, if you notice that somebody’s being deliberate with you—they say certain words and come up with subtle insinuations—keep your eye on these people. They’re looking to provoke you.
Sometimes, they try to make you angry because they think that’s what’s going to make you feel vulnerable. Watch what you say. The things coming out of your mouth can and will be used against you by these people.
In this context, the fleas dream meaning is quite obvious: you’re dealing with people in your waking life that are not all that trustworthy. Watch your back.
What Does It Mean to Dream About a Flea Infestation?
Depending on the intensity of the flea infestation, which can range from a mild “halo” around you to just an unbearable storm—like a dark cloud of insects angrily buzzing out, it can mean that you are struggling with issues that involve other people.
How awesome it would have been if your career life is just all about producing results. Can you imagine just going to an office and getting a checklist of the things that you’re supposed to do? You do your research, go through some experimentation, and then you’re able to knock out the task day after day.
As time goes by, your productivity increases and the overall quality of your work goes up. That’s how most people would perform if it weren’t for the second factor that trips them up: there’s the social factor.
Believe it or not, a lot of people do not want to work too hard when they’re with a group of people because they feel like they might make others look bad. When people think that you’re some sort of an eager beaver trying to please the boss or kiss up, the knives come out.
You only need to get burned by this reality a few times to become gun shy and pull back your enthusiasm. Pay close attention to what other people around you are doing. Be clear on who your allies are.
If you see a flea infestation in your dreams, and it keeps recurring, your subconscious may be telling you that there are people that you rub the wrong way, and they’re doing or saying things to try to trip you up. You’re going to struggle with this, no matter how good you are at your work or at school.
At the end of the day, you’ll find hard work and competence are not enough. At the same time, you have to navigate other people’s emotional landscapes.
The good news is that if you’re able to produce results in the past, and you just focus on delivering value, you’ll eventually overcome. You’ll leave them in the dust. But, believe me, it does get very annoying.
Good Luck Correlates to a Killing Fleas Dream Meaning
To dream about killing fleas can imply that you perceive some sort of positive turn in the future. You may possibly enjoy some good luck soon in your personal and professional life. You may receive a promotion, make new associates, or even rake in more money from an increase in income.
But for this to happen, you have to let go of your old mindsets regarding office politics, backstabbers, and haters.
People around you are not trustworthy and often try to sabotage you. The best thing that you can do to return the favor is to kill the fleas in your mind. In other words, don’t let their hate define you.
While it might seem like this conveys the same message as the Biblical meaning of dragon in dreams—which talks about envy, jealousy, and hatred—it all depends on how you respond.
You know that you are your own person. Act like it. You’d be surprised as to how much more bitter they get, but they will become powerless. At that point, you are well on your way to success.
Killing fleas means a change of mindset. It can also mean rolling up your sleeves and putting in the work to set the record straight when it comes to what people say about you. Still, the best approach is to not care and just do what you need to do. At the end of the day, it will be your results that will do the talking.
You have to remember that people talk a good game. They talk about many things that they could’ve done, that they will be doing, and on and on it goes.
But the problem is that the more people talk about their plans, the less likely that these things will pan out—it’s just part of human nature. In many cases, the reason why this takes place is that people think that by simply talking about their hopes, goals, and dreams, they’re actually doing something about them.
When you talk about your big goals, you get emotionally pumped up. You actually get the same emotional rewards when you’re talking about your plans as to when you carry them out.
Which is requires less money or resources? Which takes less effort? That’s a no-brainer. That’s why there are so many talkers out there. Be a doer.
Not only will that piss them off more, but you stand out from the crowd. Who do you think your boss will go to when it’s crunch time? Who do you think your officer team members would grudgingly look up to? It’s only you. You deliver the results. The rest are all talk; you’re the one who brings the action to the table.
What Does It Mean to Dream of Fleas Invading Your Bed?
To dream of fleas invading your bed means that your subconscious is perceiving that people are teaming up against you. It can also mean that somebody wants some sort of revenge. They want to get under your skin and make you suffer. That’s how intense their bad feelings are toward you.
Of course, most of the time, none of this translates to violence. A lot of this is just verbal. But if you are very weak, or—worse yet—you define yourself based on what people think about you, be careful. Do watch out. These types of people can inflict serious emotional harm on you.
If anything, seeing some sort of flea bed invasion imagery in your dream means that you would need to thicken your skin and be selectively deaf to people. Otherwise, it’s going to be too easy to be dragged down by people’s negativity, to the point that you become just like them.
What Is the Dream Interpretation for a Young Woman Getting Bitten by Fleas?
If you see the image of a young woman, in your dream, being attacked by fleas, it can indicate infidelity. Not that you want to cheat, but you detect weakness in your relationship.
Maybe you’re not giving your partner what they need on different levels. Maybe they’re the ones who are not keeping their end of the bargain. Whatever the case may be, when you see this dream imagery—fleas biting on a woman and her itching and developing welts—sit up and pay attention.
If anything, this kind of dream imagery tells you that you need to be a better communicator when it comes to your most intimate relationships.
The Meaning of a Dream Where You Catch Fleas
When you’re catching fleas in your dream, it can point to the fact that you catch people in their hypocrisies and lies.
Some, of course, get caught red-handed. They can’t deny it. They’re spreading rumors about you, or they’re flat-out lying through their teeth. You call them out when you have a catching fleas dream.
If this type of dream imagery repeats itself, it can mean that you, the dreamer, are becoming a better judge of character. You’re able to see the big disconnect between the way people talk about themselves and others and how they actually behave.
Dreaming of Fleas on Your Dog
When you dream of your dog suffering from fleas or tick bites, it can indicate that you have some small vices or addictions in your life that are hitting too close to home.
Maybe you’re addicted to gossip, social media, porn, or whatever else. At first, it might seem like little annoyances. But eventually, you will start to see that they take up a lot of your time and, most importantly, emotional energy.
If you are, in any way, a creative person, you know how important emotional energy is. It’s like the fuel of your creative process. It enables you to tap into your personal intuition and chart your inner dream symbology.
This is the fountainhead of deep, profound creativity. It connects you with the mysterious parts of yourself, but you need fuel for that. If it’s being sucked up by your addictions, mental habits, or emotional reactions, you end up spending, and you’re not as creative as you could be. Talk about frustrating.
When you dream of fleas on the fur of your dog or crawling on the skin of the dog, this can indicate that you notice that you have certain mental and physical vices, and it’s time to stop.
Dreaming of Someone with a Disease Caused by Tick Bites
When ticks bite somebody, there’s a chance that they will develop some sort of adverse reaction. For most people, this means that they’ll develop a rash and severe itching. But for others, it can be life-threatening.
When you see this type of dream imagery in your night visions, it indicates that you are an important person. Your actions help others. You might not be aware of this, nor even aspire to it, but this is how people see you.
This can also explain why you have haters who want to be in the same position as you. You may not think much of it, but the fact that people respect you because you’re able to deliver so many results, which enable changes for the better, makes you a focus of envy.
The Final Word on Your Dream About Fleas
Too many people feel trapped in their existence. They feel that, deep down inside, they’re not good for anything—much less change. So when they see somebody like you, they feel threatened. You remind them of who they were.
So do yourself a big favor: give yourself permission to appreciate yourself. You stand for something. The things that you do day to day have an impact. Remember this the next time you feel anxious or even depressed.
It may seem meaningless in those times but, when you look back to how you helped others, or you’re there for other people, it will give you the strength to move on to the next day.
Dream Example #1
I saw this very scary dream that I was wearing a dress that was covered in fleas. I felt itchy all over, but I couldn’t get them off of me. The more I scratched, the more they spread. ‘
I remember that I wanted to itch them all at once to get rid of the horrible sensation, but it only got worse. Suddenly, my friend was there with me, and he had a can of flea spray.
He sprayed it on me, and the fleas fell right off–but so did pieces of my skin. I looked in the mirror and saw patches of my skin everywhere. The fleas had started eating away at my flesh, which was incredibly painful.
I was getting weaker by the minute as I frantically tried to pick them off before they got any worse.
The next morning, I woke up sweating, heart pounding, and covered in fleas. I got dressed and walked to school, but the itching never stopped. I tried not to scratch so that it wouldn’t get any worse–but I didn’t stop.
When I finally made it through half of the day, a huge red welt appeared on my face and started getting bigger. By the end of the day, it was really huge. I ran to the bathroom to try to get rid of it, but more started appearing everywhere.
My friend came in and saw me scratching all over my body but not on purpose. There were so many fleas I couldn’t stop. He offered to take me home, but he didn’t know that my house was infested too. The fleas were everywhere–on the walls, on the floors, everywhere.
I ran around screaming and scratching all over my body. Then, I realized that they were also on my head. I felt something moving in my hair and then felt an awful stinging feeling when I touched it that made me scream out loud.
One of the fleas jumped from my hair onto the bed and was crawling around. It was huge. I could see the flesh of my scalp where the flea had sunk its teeth in.
I ran to the bathroom, but there were so many other fleas crawling around that I couldn’t see anything without being overwhelmed by them. I took off my shirt and looked down. Except for a few scraps on my stomach, I was fine, but I felt sick when I looked at my back.
There were so many bugs on me for hours that they had cut my skin all up.
I couldn’t sleep at night because there were still fleas everywhere in the room. My friend tried to help, but he couldn’t stop them from biting me. When it got really bad, I started throwing things across the room and screamed as loud as I could.
It didn’t help, though–it only made it worse. When they started eating my flesh, I couldn’t take it anymore and ran out of the house to die outside. As I walked across the lawn, my body began shutting down, and I knew that I would die soon.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.