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

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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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  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 :)

  5. Nikki says:

    I am a friend of the earth which means I really don’t like killing anything that is living as I believe all life is sacred and has a purpose. Still when it comes to fleas.. I have battled with these for a while now and they are really pesky little critters.. I have used Diatomaceous earth inside and outside the house but it didn’t wipe out the problem.. I also know that DE will kill other bugs too so I didn’t like using it and it made such a mess and clogged my hoover up so it wasn’t the solution at all.. I know the fleas are living in my grass and every time my dog goes out they jump back on her.. its been a night mare… I did buy some flea nematodes and used those and they didn’t work either.. well they may have reduced the problem but they didn’t get rid of it completely.. I got thinking about what other critters would eat the fleas and thoughts about Ants.. You see I have a nest of Ants and Flying ants all in my lawn and somehow i felt they had come to help me.. Upon searching Google I found this site and pleased to see that yes Ants do eat fleas so I am leaving the ants to do their job.. As I type I can see the flying ants wandering around in the grass.. Im like.. “Feast your self boys and girls… go eat those fleas for me!”.. I feel happy to know nature is taking it course.. the ants are getting plenty to eat and I am feeling optimistic that they will help with my dog’s flea issues.. 😉 By they way for anyone reading this.. I found that if you melt some coconut oil in your hands and rub it through your dog’s coat its kills the fleas on contact and prevents more from jumping on and laying eggs.. your dog maybe a bit greasy for a few days but it soon soaks in and gives them a glossy shine.. Really good for them if they lick it off too.. You can use hemp oil too.. its a little thinner and easier to spread in the coat.. again very good for the dogs if they lick it off themselves. Good luck everyone on your natural defleaing.. 😉

    • Kimberly says:

      Thank you very much for your information Nikki :) I’ll actually write a post about the coconut oil and hemp oil that you’ve suggested! I never heard about that solution and being all natural and actually healthy for your pet if they lick it off is and incredible solution! Thank you again for your helpful information!!!

      Have a Great Day! :)
      Kimberly

  6. Frank says:

    Hey Kimberly!

    I hate fleas so much that compared to them I’d love mosquitos as pets. Nice article 😉 I’m thinking getting me dozens of snakes and lizards, as nothing else seem to work.

    I gotta ask you about salt. I’m considering trying that. Right now I have a few test subjects in a glass of salt and about 3 hours later they still don’t show any behavioral deviations yet. So I’m skeptical that it would help my problem efficiently with them on a battlefield. They’d probably just move to some other area if the salt would bother them.

    Here’s my problem. Third year in a row in late July they start showing up and they linger on until the end of September. I kill just one to a few per day in July and then the number grows in August and I have to kill 5-20 per day. I use white socks as countermeasures and drown everyone that jumps on me, with certain amount of joy watching them die if I may add.

    My biggest mystery is that they only lurk in a single spot in the house (and not in any other of the rooms), in a corridor about 3×3 sq. meters. However, it is the spot that is a crossroad for every person in the house and one cat. I know that fleas, dumb as they are, still know where most traffic goes. And you have to know that I don’t have any rugs in the house and that there isn’t any furniture in the vicinity from where they could spur (it’s just tiles and treated wooden stairs). Nor I can find them in any other room in the house and I’ve tried hard.

    I don’t believe the cat could bring 5-20 per day in the house and that they would all jump of her right there. Plus the cat is regularly bathed and has Frontline.
    Also, past two years I’ve tried dozens of various poisons to try to get rid of them. Last year two times per week, first I mopped the floors clean and then I applied anti-flea poison, not only to the floors, but every edge and crack that was just a bit suspicious or not at all. But all that it didn’t even seem to bother them at all. They were back as soon as it dried – the poison didn’t seem to have any effects – and I haven’t the slightest where they could come from. My corridors are really sterile (except when I turn it into a gas warzone).

    And I’ve tested many various poisons. The last one I’ve tried was recommended by someone with experience in this field. And on his suggestion I used anti-flea poison that was effectively used to suppress these pests in barns, so it was super strong. No luck either. Nonchalantly they returned as if they’re mocking me.

    My penultimate resort would be salt.

    Another thing just occurred to me. Can be fleas seen under UV light at night? Like scorpions. So I could research further where they could be hiding or at least coming from.

    • Kimberly says:

      Hello Frank, using all the poisons with your pets is probably not a great idea. This could cause them a lot more harm than good. I would highly recommend Wondercide This is an all naturual product that works on contact with all of the flea stages. This won’t harm you or your pets and if you use it regularly you will see all the fleas cycles die. You can spray this directly on your pets along with floors, furniture, carpets, etc. There is also a Wondercide for outdoors that will not kill off the natural flea predators or any of your flowers and trees.

      Thank you for all of your input on the products that you’ve tried!!! I truly appreciate all of your information that you’ve shared with all of us!!

      Best of luck with your flea control :)
      Kimberly

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