[permaculture] PReventing and treating cholera, advice

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 29 23:35:55 EST 2010


On 11/29/2010 10:27 PM, wenshidi at yahoo.co.uk wrote:

> these useful critters in order to keep fly numbers down?  Can people
> be educated not to exterminate wasps and centipedes on sight?  Can
> lizards and toads be allowed to co habit with humans.  Can spiders be
> allowed to do their job rather than being mashed whenever they are
> spotted?

Certain kinds of wasps, that often build their mud nests (they look like 
half cylindrical lumps of clay stuck to nearly anything, usually inside 
machines and such) are natural enemies of black widow spiders. They 
catch the young, paralyze and encase them in their mud nests and feed 
them to their own young at hatching time. They are your friends!



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