You can apply them using a watering can, sprayer and hose attachment or misting system. It’s a good idea to apply your nematodes during low light periods (morning or evening are best).
• Restore your soil's natural balance
• Natural pest control
• Safe for people, pets, and plants
• Great for use with all Biolic's Spray Nematodes
• Easy to use
BENEFITS OF NEMATODES
Nematodes are beneficial for five reasons.
First, they have such a wide host range that
they can be used successfully on numerous insect pests. The nematodes'
nonspecific development, which does not rely on specific host nutrients, allows
them to infect a large number of insect species.
Second, nematodes kill their insect hosts within 48 hours. This is due to enzymes produced by the Xenorhabdus bacteria.
can be grown on artificial media. This allows for commercial production which
makes them a more available product.
Fourth, the infective stage is durable. The nematodes can stay viable for weeks when stored at the proper temperature. Usually 3 weeks when refrigerated at 37o to 50o F. They can also tolerate being mixed with various insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Also, the infective juveniles can live for some time without nourishment as they search for a host.
Fifth, there is no evidence of natural or acquired resistance to the Xenorhabdus bacteria. Though there is no insect immunity to the bacteria, some insects, particularly beneficial insects, are possibly less parasitized because nematodes are less likely to encounter