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These nematodes control fungus gnats in greenhouses, potted plants and garden areas. These nematodes get rid of a variety of Diptera, or fly, larvae in the soil. Each box contains 2 sponge packets of 5 million Steinernema feltiae with directions. Each packet is a single application covering 250 square feet. Apply each packet 7-10 days apart to wet soil and when soil temperatures are between 50° and 85° F, but not in full sun. Keep the area wet for 3 days. Can be applied by injector system, watering can, tank or backpack sprayer after removing any fine filters, or injector up to 300 p.s.i. Can also be applied with some brands of hose end sprayers. It is best and easiest to apply with the special Nemaglobe Nematode sprayer, which contains no filter to block the nematodes, is pre-calibrated, and is specially adapted for use with Nemaglobe nematodes. There is no guarantee that other brands of hose end sprayers will evenly disperse the nematodes.
These nematodes can be stored under refrigeration for 10 weeks.
These are shipped in an insulated box with 2 cold packs to enhance viability. Must ship FedEx 2-Day between May-October.
These creatures will die if left in direct sunlight or in a rural mailbox on a hot afternoon, or in cold weather. We only guarantee viability if someone accepts and inspects the insects immediately upon delivery. You must contact us immediately upon delivery if you suspect a viability problem. Because of this, often the best address to use is a work address. If FedEx is instructed to leave the package in a cool, safe place and it’s for a short period of time, viability should not be compromised, but cannot be guaranteed. If no one is available and no instructions have been left, delivery may be re-attempted the next business day. However, viability may be compromised and will not be guaranteed.