Bio SCSKU: TL06606585
The larval stage of the cranberry girdler (Chrysoteuchia topiaria), cutworm (Agrotis spp.), pepper moth (Duponchelia fovealis), leatherjacket (Tipula paludosa), banana moth (Opogona sacchari), chestnut moth (Cydia splendana), leopard moth (Zeuzera pyrina), and palm moth (Paysandisia archon) are controlled using this nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae. The nematodes 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. It only takes 2-3 nematodes to kill the host, the insect dies within three days, and 2-3 weeks later up to 300,000 new nematodes may emerge from one infested host.
Usecaterpillars, weevils, beetles
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.