Passing Pests Larvae! Nematodes, a natural pest control actively seeks out
It is adapted to
and prefers sand or disturbed soils.
NemAttack™ is most effective against mobile pests, such
as cutworm, sod webworm, termites and more!
Beneficial Nematodes and How Do They Work?
Nematodes are microscopic, non-segmented roundworms that occur
naturally in soil throughout the world. Inside the nematode's
gut is the real weapon — symbiotic bacteria that when
released inside an insect kill it within 24 to 48 hours. The
nematodes enter the larvae via the mouth, anus, respiratory
openings, or directly through the body wall of the pest. The
nematodes then eject their symbiotic bacteria inside the
pest's body. The bacteria multiply and cause blood poisoning
of the pest, leading to death.
The bacteria also convert host
tissue into nutritive products, which can easily be taken up
by nematodes. Inside the dead insect, the nematodes feed and
multiply. As the food resources within the dead pest become
scarce, the nematodes will exit the dead insect and
immediately start searching for a new host.
They also work with the
to eliminate harmful pests from your yard. The contents are
mixed with water and distributed by your lawn sprinklers.
are shipped in an easily dissolved clay formulation that you
mix with water. The solution can be applied using a watering
can, hose end sprayer, backpack or pump sprayer or through
irrigation or misting systems. 2
Day shipping required for delivery.
They Be Released?
Release early in the morning or pre-dusk when temperatures
are cooler and the sun is not so bright.
Soil Be Moist After The Nematode Application?
The soil should be moist at time of application and
lightly watered immediately after application. After
application, regular watering of the treated area will provide
sufficient moisture. Generally speaking, water every 3-4 days
if rainfall does not occur.
The Garden Sizes of NemAttack™ and NemaSeek™ contain
10 million nematodes
and will effectively treat approximately
3,200 sq. ft. The Farm Sizes contain 50 million nematodes and
will effectively treat 1/2 to 1 full acre of treatable surface
upon level of infestation. The Ranch Sizes contain
500 million nematodes and will
treat approximately 10 acres.
It is best to make at least two applications, separated by
7-10 days in order to stagger the life cycles of the nematodes
and to assure complete coverage. In cases of severe
infestations, applications should be made every 7-10 days or
until infestation subsides.
How Long Can
Nematodes Be Kept Before Use?
Beneficial nematodes can be stored in a refrigerator for
up to two months (do not freeze!). The best way to store
unused portions is to place them in a large shallow storage
container and cover with about ˝ inch of water. This is to
ensure that they
do not dry out and that the maximum area is
exposed to the air so they can breathe.
Does It Take To See Results?
In general 3-7 days for caterpillars such as cutworms,
armyworms, sod sebworms. For grubs and weevils such as
Japanese beetle, black vine weevil and billbugs feeding stops
within 3 days with maximum control occurring over 2-4 weeks.
Nematodes disintegrate the pests from the inside out. You will
not see dead insect bodies as you would with a chemical
Should Nematodes Be Applied?
Nematodes are recommended for use whenever larvae or grubs
are present. Generally, this is during the spring and fall
months. Because larvae feed on plant roots, beneath the soil
surface, severe damage can be done before realizing there is a
problem. Look for signs of an adult insect, such as
leaf-notching. If adult insects are present, their eggs will
be hatching soon. Keep in mind, one application may not
eradicate a population of insects that has become established
over a period of years.
Nematodes Live Through The Winter?
In general, harsh winter weather in most parts of the
country almost guarantees a significant decline in the
population of the nematodes. In most cases, nematodes (just
like insects) will become dormant during cold weather. Any
survivors would be few in number to provide adequate insect
control. If your insect pest returns the following year,
another application may be necessary.
Nematodes Are Applied To One Area Will They Move To Other
Nematodes, due to their microscopic nature have limited
range of movement. Generally NemAttack™, our formulations of
Steinernema will stay where you put them, but NemaSeek™
(Heterorhabditis) will continue moving through the soil until
a pest to infect.
We make no guarantee of effectiveness due to subjectivity
of application. This product is shipped directly from the manufacture.
We do not guarantee live nematodes upon arrival due to
handling by shipper. We provide telephone backup for customer
questions or problems.
Nematodes should not be used together with other pesticides at
the same time.
Once applied you should wait a few days before
applying another natural pesticide
If you have questions feel free to call us for more
information on how to use them.
1-888-594-8261 or 972-735-9719