Bio HBSKU: 6605014
The Heterorhabditis bacteriophora nematodes can be used to control black vine weevil larvae (Otiorhynchus salcatus), and cranberry root weevil adults (Anthonmus musculus), as well as several varieties of chafer beetle (European, garden, welsh, and summer). They carry symbiotic bacteria, which is harmless to humans, and once they enter their host the bacteria quickly kill the insect allowing the nematodes to feed and reproduce in their new habitat. The insect dies within three days, and 2-3 weeks later up to 300,000 new nematodes may emerge from one infested host. It only takes 2-3 infective juveniles to kill the insect, and if conditions are favourable, they will persist in the soil and continue to control the pest throughout the season.
Why Use Biologicals?
One of the primary benefits of using beneficial insect release is that the process avoids chemical pest control methods such as pesticides. While pesticides are effective at controlling and eliminating pests, some plants and beneficial insects like bees can be affected negatively. Beneficial insects are a natural, organic, and environmentally sustainable way to control pests.
How to order
TerraLink orders beneficials every Tuesday morning for delivery the following week. Order cut-off time is 4:30 pm Monday. Fly parasite orders are placed every other Thursday for delivery the following Wednesday. Email your order to the TerraLink Order Desk or call 1-800-661-4559.