Fleas Natural Predator: What Is It

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Fleas Natural Predator, What is it?

Many people ask this question, I’ve asked myself, what is the  fleas natural predator?  Yes, fleas do have a natural predator, in fact they have a few!  Fleas will be eaten by snakes, ants, beetles, spiders, frogs and lizards.  These are all fleas natural predators.

fleas natural predator

Fleas can be anywhere but like dirt and sand!

I’m sure there are many more natural predators to control fleas but these are just a few that I’ve come across while researching the all natural flea control!

It make a lot of sense actually, that these natural things like spiders and ants, would eat the fleas along with the other life stages of the flea like the egg, larvae and pupae stages.

I don’t know about you but I’m definitely guilty of killing off these natural predators because they just creep me out.  I hate spiders and anything that’s creepy crawly.  I think I need to stop!

When I thought about it I actually thought I deserved the fleas, what did the spiders ever do to me, except really creep me out because they got so huge I thought I was going to be it’s next meal.

fleas natural predator

outdoor spiders

Spiders are typically harmless unless provoked, it’s the same with beetles and ants. Their more of an annoyance than anything.  I personally am going to take more notice to these natural flea predators and not kill them on sight.

If these creepy critters can play a role in flea prevention on my animals instead of a ton of chemicals then I’m all for it!  Maybe if we didn’t keep messing with the natural role of nature, we wouldn’t have half of the flea infestations to begin with.

Another measure I’m going to try is nematodes.  These are tiny worm like critters that feed on the flea larvae and eggs.  They’re just a tiny little worm.  I did read that you have to get the “beneficial” nematodes, “regular” nematodes can cause heart worm in our pets.

The “beneficial” nematodes kill off the fleas naturally in our yards, where the fleas like to reproduce and sit waiting for there host, our pets or us if they’re desperate enough.

Fleas Natural Predator

Beneficial Nematodes

You can get, “beneficial” nematodes delivered right to your door.  They like warm, moist, shady conditions, just like the flea, and they’re a natural flea predator that we can introduce into our outside environment.

Get “beneficial” nematodes at Amazon they’ll deliver them when your ready to introduce them into your yard.  You should do this in the very early spring, before the flea eggs hatch.

Get a jump on the fleas in your yard before it gets warmer.  Don’t kill off the fleas natural predators like the spider, beetles, ants, frogs and snakes.  Give the “beneficial” nematodes a try as well.  It’s an all natural preventative measure that our pets and wildlife will thank

fleas natural predator

Frogs and Toads are natural flea predators

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If you have used the “beneficial” nematodes, please share your story in the comments section!  We’d love to know how it has worked for your flea control! :)

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8 Responses to Fleas Natural Predator: What Is It

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  3. Adeline says:

    Also try natural fossil food grade earth. It starts w a D, but I can’t spell. Lol. Read about it.

    • Kimberly says:

      Thank you for sharing Adeline. It’s Diatomaceous Earth that you’re referring to and it does work very well. I have more about it and a link to the product on my page, Kill Fleas Naturally. I appreciate the feedback about this natural product! If you have any other products that you’ve tried I’d love to hear your personal reviews about them!

      Have a Wonderful Day :) Kimberly

      • Ashley says:

        I have used DE and not only did it not work but it’s so messy (and yes I used it like I was supposed to and tried it for a while before deciding it didn’t work). I prefer salt. Salt works, at least for me, and it’s so much easier to clean up and it’s cheaper. One box of salt will do my whole house and it’s .49c to $1 depending on brand and store. Don’t know about using it outside since I hear it will kill plants and grass but indoors I love it.

        • Kimberly says:

          Thank you for sharing Ashley :) .. Yes salt does work well!! You can find out more about the steps to use it here Kill Fleas Naturally with Salt. The salt kills the fleas by drying them right up causing them to die.

          I’m glad you shared your experience with the Diatomaceous Earth. I had good results with it outside around my vegetation and plants, you’re right about the salt killing your grass and vegetation outside. If you find a product that works well for you outside, please let us know!

          Take Care, Kimberly :)

  4. Orio says:

    My family’s not fond of online shopping and buying stuff that helps in stores and having professionals do the work are pricy. I’m currently blabbing about fleas, don’t know what to do about it for myself and I’m becoming annoying to my entire family. What should I do?

    • Kimberly says:

      Hello Orio, I left you some suggestions to find the DE with your other comment. I would recommend checking your local hardware and agricultural stores, anyplace that would sell things like horse feed, top soil and fertilizers. Usually they would also have DE to purchase as well, if they don’t I’d ask them if they could order it for you especially if you don’t like buying through the internet. If you still can’t find a place to purchase DE you can purchase it here: Diatomaceous Earth through Amazon.

      Best of luck, Kimberly :)

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