Are Bed Bugs Prey?
When a family is suffering from a bed bug infestation, the most important question on their mind is, what is the best way to get rid of bed bugs naturally? With their mind running a hundred miles per hour with any non toxic possibilities to remove bed bugs from their home, they would love nothing more than to have a natural predator take over and do its job. However, the real question is do bed bugs even have any natural predators?
Natural Bed Bug Predators
Bed bugs are the types of pests where you cannot fathom anything wanting to feed on them. However, you would be surprised to know that there are actually a decent amount of organisms that feed on bed bugs. Bed bugs have many natural predators here are just a few of the most common ones:
- Cockroaches: American Cockroaches, Oriental Cockroaches, German Cockroaches
- The Masked Hunter Insect: “The Bed Bug Hunter”
- Ants : Pharaoh Ants, Argentine Ants, Red Imported Fire Ants
- Spiders: Cobweb Spider, Philodromid Crab Spider,Thanatus Flavidus Spider
There are several species of cockroaches that will take their chances with feasting on bed bugs. Cockroaches will eat anything when they run out of their main food sources. This is why they sometimes have bed bugs on their menu. However, since bed bugs are really good at finding hiding places cockroaches most likely won’t have a chance to feed on them. That is unless the bed bugs are hiding somewhere more accessible or crawling in a wide open space.
The Bed Bug Hunter
The Masked Hunter Insect, The Bed Bug Hunter, Assassin Bugs, whatever you call these bugs, their main food source is bed bugs and other insects. Their bite is classified as extremely painful, so leave them alone to do their job.
Ants are known to feed on a variety of insects which includes bed bugs. Ants can get a significant amount of protein from bed bugs due to their sheer size compared to ants. Pharaoh Ants are even known to specifically target and go after bed bugs.
Even though majority of the typical house spiders in the United States are too small to eat bed bugs, there are some specific spider species that are big enough to eat them. Some of these spiders include: Cobweb Spider, Philodromid Crab Spider,Thanatus Flavidus Spider
Centipedes, particularly house centipedes, are willing to eat any insect they can find, which includes bed bugs, if you have any.
There are actually several species of lizards that are willing to eat bed bugs. However, they won’t actively seek bed bugs out.
If you are considering using natural predators to eliminate bed bugs, this will be impractical, because you will have to deal with the predators no matter what. Also, bed bugs are great at finding hiding places throughout your home such as and crevices near beds, books spines, electrical outlets, and many more. This would make it impossible to be effective at full eradication. It is best to leave any bed bug eradication to exterminating professionals.
The Best Natural Solution
It is 100% understandable why people suffering from a bed bug infestation would want it eradicated as soon as possible. However, bringing in the natural enemies of bed bugs to resolve your problems is not the best solution.
One of the best examples is using heat treatment. Heat treatment is not only 100% Eco-Friendly and Chemical-Free, but also very effective in the eradication of bed bug infestations in people’s homes. Heat treatment is proven to eliminate all eggs, nymphs, and adults within a day of the treatment.
Call The Professionals
If you are trying to find a more effective natural alternative to harsh chemicals for the eradication of your bed bug infestation, it is worth giving Bed Bug BBQ’s heat treatment a try. Our bed bug heat treatments are 100% eco-friendly with NO pesticides or chemicals. However, unlike most other natural bed bug control alternatives, our heat treatment is proven to be effective in killing bed bugs. You can call us at (216) 600- 0491 or contact us through our website for a FREE inspection today!