The beneficial nematode Heterohabditis bacteriophora is a natural enemy of cutworms, grubs, and larvae of root borers, root weevils, flea beetles, as well as other pests commonly found in lawns and turf. It is the best biological control for European chafer beetle larvae. These nematodes are also effective against wireworms, pests that typically target potatoes and carrots.
Predatory nematodes are most effective when used as part of an Integrated Pest Management program. The soil must be moist and soil temperature ideally between 13° to 33°C (55° to 91°F) for them to be effective. Keep nematodes away from direct sunlight as they are sensitive to UV light. They are best applied in the evening, preferably during a rainy spell.
The fifty (50) million nematodes in the package will cover an area of 230m2 (2,500 square feet).
Upon receipt, take box out of the insulating shipment packaging. Refrigerate at a temperature of 2-6°C/35-43°F in a ventilated refrigerator/cold room until use. Use by expiry date on the box.
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Best biological control for soil dwelling insect pests