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Beneficial Nematodes

Beneficial Nematodes Control Soil Dwelling PestsUse Beneficial Nematodes to Control Grubs, Fleas, Fungus Gnats and Over 200 Other Pests that Develop in the Soil!

ARBICO's Beneficial Nematodes are live microscopic organisms (non-segmented round worms) that occur naturally in soil throughout the world. They are parasitic to insect pests that typically have a developing (larval or pupal) stage of life in the soil; however, they have been known to also parasitize above ground stages of adults, nymphs and larvae.

Beneficial Nematodes can be used anywhere developing pests exist: Backyards, flower and vegetable gardens, lawns, fruit and nut trees, vines, greenhouses, row crops, pastures and more.

HOW DO NEMATODES WORK?
After application, the nematodes immediately get to work. Upon finding a pest, they enter it through various body openings or directly through the body wall. Once inside, the nematode releases a toxic bacterium which kills the host larva within 24 - 48 hours. The bacteria creates a food source and a hospitable environment for the nematodes to reproduce. As the food resources within the dead pest become scarce, the nematodes exit and immediately begin searching for a new host.

HOW ARE BENEFICIAL NEMATODES APPLIED?
It's easy to apply nematodes. Simply mix nematodes with water and apply using a watering can, hose end sprayer, backpack or pump sprayer or through irrigation or misting systems. Before applying, make sure the soil is moist. Lightly water again after application.

When Should Beneficial Nematodes be Applied?
Since nematodes are alive and sensitive to light, apply them early in the morning or at dusk. Use beneficial nematodes whenever pest larvae or grubs are present, during the spring, summer and fall months. As pest larvae feed on plant roots beneath the soil surface, severe damage can be done before you realize you have a pest dilemma. If adult insects are present, their eggs, nymphs, larvae and pupae will soon be developing.

How Often to Apply:
For Treatment: Apply beneficial nematodes every 2 weeks until pest infestation subsides.
For Prevention: Apply at least 2-3 times per year in the spring, summer and fall.
Optimium Release Temperature: Apply when outdoor/indoor ambient temperatures range from 45° to 105° F pre-dawn or at dusk. Water before and after application.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Nematodes are considered to be one of the most lethal parasites known to kill plant pests. Depending upon the pest(s) you are treating, it can take from 2-30 days for you to see results. You will not see dead insect bodies as you would with a chemical knockdown. Instead you will notice less and less of the pest(s) over time.

Selecting the Right Variety of Beneficial Nematodes:
Use the quick reference table below or see our complete
Beneficial Nematode Selection Charts.

Nematode Variety Use to Control
NemAttack™
Steinernema
carpocapsae
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Mobile Pests: Fleas, caterpillars, cutworms, armyworms, sod webworms, fly larvae, worker/soldier ants and worker/soldier termites and more. Best Choice for Outdoor Flea Control.
NemAttack™
Steinernema feltiae
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Mobile Pests: Fungus gnats, ticks, thrips, leaf miners, onion maggots, root maggots, subterranean termites and more. Best Choice for Foliar and Greenhouse Applications.
NemaSeek™
Heterorhabditis
bacteriophora
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Stationary Pests: Grubs, root zone weevils, citrus weevils, Japanese beetles, black vine weevils, ticks, queen ants/termites and more. Great for lawns, fields, pastures and orchards.
Combo Packs
NemaSeek™ & NemAttack™
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BEST VALUE! Comprehensive control of general pest infestations. Includes one package of each type of beneficial nematode. Choose which combo pack to order according to the variety of NemAttack needed.

Important Shipping Information:
2nd Day Shipping Required for Backyard, Garden, Farm and Small Ranch Sizes. Note: Large Ranch Size Requires Next Day Shipping.

When will my order ship?
Orders ship Monday – Wednesday and may take 2 days to process.
Orders placed Wednesday will ship the following Monday. Unless Next Day shipping is selected.
Nematodes cannot be shipped to Hawaii.

Beneficial Nematodes - FAQs and Application Instructions.

Beneficial nematodes attacking grub
Beneficial Nematodes at work.

Nematodes added to watering canApply beneficial nematodes with hose end sprayer

SIZES & COVERAGE RATES
1/2 Garden Size: $16.00
5 million Nematodes -
Treats approx. 1,600 sq. ft.
Garden Size: $29.95
10 million Nematodes -
Treats approx. 3,200 sq. ft.
Farm Size: $68.75
50 million Nematodes -
Treats approx. 1 acre
Small Ranch Size: $198.00
250 million Nematodes -
Treats approx. 5 acres
Large Ranch Size: $379.00
500 million Nematodes -
Treats approx. 10 acres
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NemaSeek Beneficial Nematodes - Hb
Seeks Out Stationary Pests including Grubs, root zone weevils, citrus weevils, Japanese beetles, black vine weevils, ticks, queen ants/termites and more. Great for lawns, fields, pastures and orchards.

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NemAttack Beneficial Nematodes - Sc
NemaSeek are excellent for the control of mobile pests. Their targets include fleas, caterpillars, cutworms, sod webworms, pill bugs, maggots, worker/soldier ants and worker/soldier termites and more. Best Choice for Outdoor Flea Control.

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NemAttack Beneficial Nematodes - Sf
Best suited for mobile pests that include fungus gnats, ticks, thrips, leafminers, caterpillars, cutworms, sod webworms, onion maggots, subterranean termites and more. Best Choice for Foliar and Greenhouse Applications.

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Nematode Combo Packs

Includes one package of each type of beneficial nematode for the best treatment of ants/termites and for a variety of general soilborne pest infestations. Best value!

Why Use Both Types of Nematodes
One type will wait to attack passing pests and the other type will seek out and kill stationary pests and developing larvae.


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Beneficial Nematodes - Triple Threat Combo
Use the Triple Threat to combat a broad variety of soil dwelling pests!

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Chameleon Adaptable Hose End Sprayer
Great for applying beneficial nematodes, liquid fertilizers, insecticides, or herbicides.

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$14.75
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Hudson Green Garde 1 gallon sprayer - Model 20141
A 1 gallon pump sprayer made of recycled polyethylene.

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$18.00
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Hudson Sprayer- 2 gallon
Economical, easy-to-use, light duty sprayer for the home and garden

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$20.50
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Hudson Commercial Wheeled Sprayer - 3 Gallon
This 3-gallon capacity Hudson Commercial home & garden sprayer has a comfort-grip handle and high-efficiency pump, plus other professional grade features. Model #92130

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$59.50
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Beneficial Nematode Information & FAQs

• What Are Beneficial Nematodes and How Do They Work?
• How Do I Choose the Right Nematodes?
• How to apply Beneficial Nematodes


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