Beneficial Nematodes are safe for humans, pets, and the environment! These tiny worms parasitize insect larvae by releasing bacteria from their digestive tract while feeding on the pest. Infected pests darken in color and usually die within 7-10 days. The nematodes then emerge from the dying host to search for more pests. While Beneficial Nematodes primarily target pests in their larval stage, they have also been observed to attack pests at all stages of their life cycle.
Beneficial Nematodes are effective in a wide range of environments, including gardens, greenhouses, lawns, orchards, and more. They can be used both indoors and outdoors to target developing pests.
Seasonal application recommended.
Treats up to 1.25 Acres
Treats up to 2.5 Acres
It's important to note that these release rates serve as general guidelines and may vary based on the specific pest species, the crop or plant being treated, and level of infestation. Proper monitoring of the infestation and the subsequent effectiveness of the released beneficial insect population is crucial for determining the success of the biological control strategy.
To get the most out of your Beneficial Nematode application, be sure to follow these tips:
Release indoors at any time, or outdoors in the morning, evening, or on a cloudy day. To ensure survival, avoid exposing to direct sunlight.
Water soil before application. Soil surface should be kept moist for two weeks after application. Soil temperature of 44°-83°F is optimal. If soil temperature is higher than 86°F, irrigate with at least 0.1 inch of water before and after application.
Nematodes are vulnerable to ultraviolet light and various chemical pesticides. Best if not mixed with pesticides or fertilizers.
Do not freeze. Store in a dark space at 36-45°F for no more than 30 days. Once activated, release within 1 hour.