How to Get Rid of Flea Mites on Squirrels

By Elizabeth Chaplin

A pet squirrel is a challenging addition to the home. It is important to remember that most states require a permit to keep a wild animal as a pet, so check local laws before getting a squirrel. If your pet contracts flea mites, it is important to take care of the problem immediately. Fleas can spread and affect other animals in the home.


Step 1

Choose a liquid flea killer made for kittens. There are several liquid flea killers that are applied to the back of the animal, such as Advantage and Sentry.

Step 2

Follow the package instructions to determine how many drops are needed. It is important to use the amount of flea killer recommended for a kitten of the same weight as the squirrel. If the squirrel is two pounds or more, the average application is about two drops per month.

Step 3

Apply the drops to the squirrel's back. Use the plastic syringe (with no needle) to measure and apply the exact amount recommended on the packaging.