One of the smallest insects available in all of Animal Crossing New Horizons, fleas are one of the most difficult to find if you don't know how. Here we'll cover how to catch a flea and how you can know when one's around.
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How to Catch a Flea in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Fleas are basically special events that can occur in the April-November period (Northern Hemisphere) or the October-May period (Southern Hemisphere), but they don't simply appear in the wild like most bugs. Instead, they occur in specific random encounters related to your villagers. We'll explain below.
Where to Find Fleas
Fleas appear on villagers, not in the wild, but there's no way to guarantee that they'll appear. Instead, you'll have to keep an eye out for the telltale-signs and regularly check in with your island's residents. Any of the following can hint at flea infestation:
- A villager complains about being itchy when you talk to them.
- Another villager mentions somebody else suffering from mysterious symptoms.
- Look closely at a villager, and you might see black dots jumping about on them!
Once you've identified a villager who's suffering, draw your net and simply hit them on the head with it, as though they were a big bug. If there's a flea on them, you'll catch it and cure them in the process!
How Much are Fleas Worth?
Fleas aren't particularly valuable, sold to the Nooks at 70 bells each, but unlike ants or flies, we'd still recommend snagging fleas after donating one to Blathers' museum, as there's a Nook Mileage reward for doing so. Nobody likes to be bitten by a parasite, after all.
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