Nemaslug Slug Killer Nematodes Information

Nemaslug controls all common species of small to medium sized slugs (up to 8cm - 2.5-3 inches). Start your control regime early and you will be able to target the young slugs growing under the ground feeding on humus.

Nemaslug uses the nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita, which was discovered by Scientists at the government research institute at Bristol, England. One application of Nemaslug provides 300,000 nematodes for every square metre of soil, giving at least six weeks control of slugs. This is generally enough time for seedlings and bedding plants to get well established.

Nemaslug is easy to apply and does not leave any unsightly residues. The majority of the slugs will die underground, so don't expect to see dead slugs lying around.

Apply Nemaslug to moist soil. The soil temperature should be 5ºC (40ºF) or over (this is when plants start to grow). Nematodes are capable of surviving the odd frost; so don't worry if the temperature falls after you have applied Nemaslug. Metaldehyde based slug pellets are reported not to be effective below 7ºC.

Potatoes are susceptible to slug attack later in the season than most other plants. So you can delay applying Nemaslug till 6-7 weeks before harvest, when the tubers are most likely to be eaten by slugs. Unlike some controls, Nemaslug continues to work well during wet weather - exactly when you need protection against slugs!

Nemaslug might affect water snails. To avoid harming them keep the treatment 15 cm (6") away from ponds.

If you have a heavy clay area, ensure you apply Nemaslug to well worked soil. Nemaslug is less effective on cloggy clay soil, which has not been worked and/or has become waterlogged. Nemaslug comes in pack sizes to treat 40 sq.m (50 sq.yds) and 100 sq.m (125 sq.yds).

When you receive your pack, place it in the refrigerator immediately and use within the use by date (which can be up to four weeks).


Mixing and applying your nematodes

Use entire packet at one time and do not store part used packs or made up solution. Nematodes are easy to apply simply as a drench. All you need is a watering can with a coarse rose or a recommended hose end feeder. A standard pack takes approximately 20 minutes to apply.

Once mixed with water, apply immediately, making sure they are applied to the soil. Wash any nematodes off the leaves using more water.

It is important to water the lawn thoroughly immediately after applying Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer and Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer. This is to ensure the nematodes reach the soil where the target pest is located. Make sure the lawn does not dry out after applying nematodes.

Watering can method
Open, take a portion of the pack and put in a watering can.
Add water and stir
Water on soil/lawn and then water in with hose/watering can.



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