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BUY BENEFICIAL NEMATODES when ground pests are present

BENEFICIAL NEMATODES provide the best control of many pesty insects. Steinernema and Heterorhabditis nematodes provide the best control when environmental conditions keep them healthy.

These beneficial nematodes target many insects such as:

  • Weevils
  • Billbugs
  • Black vine weevil
  • Strawberry root weevil
  • Citrus weevils
  • Carrot weevils
  • Caterpillars
  • Cutworms
  • Army worms
  • Sod webworms
  • Artichoke plume moth(Steinernema carpocapsae)
  • Clear wing moth
  • Iris borer
  • Flies
  • Fungus gnats
  • Sciarid larvae
  • Beetles
  • Flea beetles
  • Mole crickets
  • Flea (larvae)
  • Japanese beetle grubs
  • Mole crickets
  • Flea (larvae)
  • Japanese beetle grubs

The main beneficial nematodes are Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. If you have these two handy to spread on your property than most of the harmful insects will be taken care of.

Video shows you how easy it is to apply these nematodes.

When to apply and how: Most important is timing.

  • Find a reputable supplier
  • Know when the varmint insect is present in or on the soil
  • Two applications may be necessary
  • Keep beneficial nematodes stored properly until use
  • Apply as soon as possible after purchase.
  • They need moisture for movement in the soil so water before and after application.
  • Apply in the early evening or early morning as high temperatures kill the nematodes. Best in soil that is between 60-90 degrees F.
  • Apply with watering cans, sprayers or pump sprayers.
  • Beneficial nematodes are safe for plants and animals (worms, birds, pets, children).
  • With organic fertilizers you need no special precautions but with inorganic fertilizers, there are, so check label.

However, there are others that seem to specialize as to insects they eradicate. Although there is a right beneficial nematode for that varmint you want out of your lawn and garden there is not a way right now to get them all commercially. Here are the others listed and their main dishes.

Use S. carpocapsae on:

  • Artichokes for Artichoke plume moth
  • Cranberries for Cranberry Root weevils
  • Cranberries for Cranberry girdler
  • Billbugs
  • Armyworms
  • Cutworms
  • Webworms
  • Wood borers

Use S. riobravis on:

  • Citrus Root weevils
  • Mole crickets

Use S. feltiae on:

  • Mushroom sciarids
  • Fungus gnats

Use S. scapterisci on:

  • Mole crickets

Use H. bacteriophora on:

  • Berries Root weevils
  • Cranberries Root weevils
  • Wood borers
  • Turf Scarabs
  • Billbugs
  • Ornamental Root weevils

Use H. megidis on:

  • Ornamental Root weevils


Buy beneficial nematodes and you will be amazed how well they do their job, ridding those nasty unwanted pests.

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