Slug Nematodes, Nemaslug 40 sqm
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Nemaslug slug nematodes is a natural organic pest control which is environmentally friendly. Slug nematodes are microscopic, transparent worms, which feed and multiply inside the slug. Easy to apply and completely safe to use around children, pets and wildlife, making it the perfect solution for organic gardening. The less common name is Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita
Once the nematodes are applied the slugs stop feeding after a few days and die within a week. For total control apply every 6 weeks. Start your slug control early and apply at least a week before planting to ensure your garden is safe from slugs.
The nematodes come complete with instructions and can be applied using a watering can or nematode applicator. You just apply to moist soil when the soil temperature is above 5ºC (41ºF) and ensure the soil does not dry out for at least two weeks after applying nematodes. Nematodes are capable of surviving the odd frost; so don't worry if the temperature falls after you have applied the nematodes.
Please note these are a live product and have an expiry date usually about 2 weeks - this product is non returnable. Use the whole pack before the expiry date. Best applied: Feb/March - October.
Please note these are a live product and have an expiry date usually about 2 weeks - this product is non returnable.
Delivery is completely free when just ordering nematodes. Should you purchase any other items then our standard delivery charge will apply.
Small 40m2 pack:
-Dissolve the entire contents of the pack in a bucket containing 4 litres of water to create a stock solution.
-Stir vigorously and immediately take 0.5 litre of the stock solution, add to a 5 litre watering can fitted with a very coarse rose and fill with water.
-Apply the solution to an eighth of the soil area to be treated.
-Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the whole area is treated.
-Water the treated area after application.
-The small pack fills 8 watering cans of 5 litres and treats up to 40m2.
Also easily applied with our hose end Nematode Applicator.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: What are slug nematodes? Nematodes are microscopic worms which seek out slugs and stop them destroying your plants.
Question:Why use slug nematodes? Nematodes are effective and are safe to use and harmless to children, pets and wildlife.
Question: Will slug nematodes control all slugs? They control all common species of small to medium sized slugs up to 8 cm (approx. 3 inches).
Question: How long do slug nematodes last? One application will provide around six weeks control of slugs.
Question: What happens if the temperature falls after I have applied my slug nematodes? The control may be a little slower. However, the nematodes are capable of surviving even the odd frost.
Question: Why would I apply slug nematodes in Autumn? This will reduce the number of slugs laying eggs and therefore reduce the new population emerging in the spring.
Question: Can I eat produce that has been treated with slug nematodes? Yes, just wash your fruit and vegetables in the normal way.
Question: Can slug nematodes kill snails? No the slug nematodes do not kill snails.