Heterohabditis bacteriophora nematodes are effective against sedentary pests like grubs, root weevils, juvenile and queen ants, termites, etc.
- Apply nematodes when night-time temperatures are no lower than 42° F, and the soil temperature is between 42° F and no higher than 90° F. Before applying, make sure the soil is moist. Then mix nematodes with water and apply using a watering can, hose end sprayer, backpack or pump sprayer or through irrigation or misting systems. Lightly water again after application.
- Use to control Asparagus Beetles (Crioceris asparagi (common); Crioceris duodecimpunctata (spotted)), Carrot Weevil (Listronotus oregonensis), Citrus Weevil, Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Cucumber Beetle (Spotted) (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi), European Chafer (Rhizotrogus majalis), Grubs (Mult), Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica Newman), June Bugs (Phyllophaga sp.), Oriental Beetle (Anomala orientalis), Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus), ticks, queen ants/termites.
- Treats up to 3,200 sq. ft.
Price DOES NOT include delivery. Ships via FedEx 2 Day to a street address only (no Post Office box).
Insects are sent out Monday through Wednesday. Place your order at least 3 business days in advance of desired shipping date (Monday holidays will delay processing of order). Unless you specify otherwise, we will send your Beneficial Insects on the next possible shipping day. You could also request delayed delivery in the Order-Specific Comments box.
These are shipped with cold packs in warm months. Do not be alarmed when the cold packs arrive warm or melted, as this will not affect the viability of the product. However, these creatures may 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.