Do Fleas Have A Natural Predator?
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Do Fleas Have A Natural Predator?

Yes, fleas have a natural predator, in fact they have a few. Many of the fleas natural predators can be found right in your backyard. One can be introduced into your outside environment, before flea eggs have a chance to hatch. Some can be found right in your home.

All pests, like the flea, have natural predators, unfortunately we often kill them off with pesticides we use everyday. I'm going to introduce you to some of the fleas natural predators and maybe you can start making sure that they are kept naturally within your environment from now on.

Lets look at the fleas natural predator inside your home: Spiders are a natural predator of the flea. Everyone has spiders in their home, whether it's a daddy long-legs, or the domestic house spider. Yes, there are some that could be deadly but it would probably be worth your time to try and learn more about them so that your not killing off a natural predator of the flea. Spiders are usually pretty harmless, unless provoked, I find it worth keeping them around in my home if they can naturally get rid of the fleas.

Natural flea predators outside your home: There are a few natural predators of the flea that can be found outside in your yard. If you try and keep them in your natural outdoor environment instead of killing them with pesticides you may find it beneficial in your flea prevention. Lets take a look at the outdoor natural flea predators

Some of the most common outdoor natural predators are the, ground beetles, ants and outdoor spiders. When we use chemicals in our yards to control pests on our flowers and vegetable gardens we are potentially killing valuable insects that are a help in the fight against fleas.

Since fleas originate from outdoors, wouldn't it make sense for us to keep the fleas natural predator alive in our outdoor environment? We can find other ways to protect our plant life that doesn't involve killing off beneficial environmental insects.

A natural predator of the flea that we can introduce into our outdoor environment is: the beneficial nematode. This is a worm like creature that lives in the dirt and kills insects that are hazardous to us. A simple bite from these creatures injects them with a poison that within a day or two, causes them to die.

Yes, there are some nematodes that are not safe for our plants, in fact, they can cause more harm than good, but the beneficial nematode is a breed of its own. The beneficial nematodes can be introduced into your natural outdoor environment in very early spring, before the flea eggs have a chance to hatch and start their life cycle for the warmer months. It is worth your time to learn about beneficial nematodes and how to introduce them into your environment.

To save the fleas natural predator you may want to consider using natural alternatives instead of pesticides to kill the fleas and any other pests both in your home and outside your home as well.


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