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Spiders, ants, ground beetles, frogs, lizards and snakes all eat fleas. Nematodes, also called roundworms, eat flea larvae, which are fleas before they become adults.


Adult fleas are approximately 2.5 millimeters long, and flea larvae are 1.5 millimeters long. Fleas stay in the larval stage for 18 days before creating a cocoon, where they stay for two weeks until they reach the adult stage.


Killing fleas in a home, in a garden or on a pet requires multiple tactics, from combing the pet to watering the yard with a specially formulated flea killer. The entire process can take months, according to Elizabeth Weintraub of About Home, but the results are a flea-...


Fleas are parasites that live on the exterior surface of a host animal. There are many different species of fleas, and each type of flea has a particular species of animal that it lives on. Fleas can be found all over the world wherever their hosts live.


Sevin dust contains the active ingredient carbaryl, which can be used to kill fleas. It is available in both spray and dust forms and can be used outdoors or directly on a pet.


Although it is a popular alternative flea treatment, Sevin dust is not safe for use on dogs or other domestic animals. It can cause eye and skin irritation, and ingestion can lead to digestive upset.


There are many prescription and non-prescription treatments to kill fleas on dogs. Prescription treatments, such as oral tablets and topical medications, kill fleas and ticks for up to one month. Certain treatments target the problem by preventing flea eggs from hatchin...