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creepy organisms to control fleas and maybe ticks?

About a week or so ago people posted something about organisms that you spray on your yard to control fleas. I thought I bookmarked it and for the life of me I can't find it on the forum or my bookmarks.

Can you post the info again? Kimberly? Eva? Carolina? "mono" something I think!




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Nematodes.
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Missy~ Here's the link I posted in the other thread.

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Thanks ladies! no wonder why I couldn't find it. I was looking for mono-something.




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So, I have more questions...so Nematodes are hookworms... ewwww. you guys have used them in your backyards where the pups and you hang out...and they are really safe? How long have you been using them?




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Missy~ They are perfectly safe, much safer than chemicals. Don't be freaked out that they are worms. They are microscopic. There is no need to worry about them harming the dogs, since their hosts are insects. Here's a quote from goodbug.com

How beneficial nematodes work:
Infective juvenile nematodes migrate through the soil in search of insect hosts. They enter the pest insect through the mouth, spiracles or other body openings. Once inside the pest insect, the nematodes release an associated bacteria. This bacteria rapidly multiplies and kills the host. The nematodes feed on the bacteria and decomposed host tissue. They continue development and reproduce within the host until the food supply has been exhausted and population density necessitates their emergence. Third stage juveniles then form a protective cuticle which helps protect them from the soil environment, becoming what is referred to as an, "infective juvenile". After entering into the soil, infective juveniles actively begin searching for a new host.


We've used them for many years and have had no problem whatsoever.

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