Beneficial Nematodes Selection Chart

Beneficial Nematode VarietiesUse the Pest Chart below to locate your pest and find the recommended nematode variety or varieties listed. If there is more than one species recommended, it is best to use a combo pack including all listed species.

If you don't know which pests you have or have a variety of pests, use the General Application by Crop Chart to select the species most suitable to the crops being grown. These recommendations are based on the most common pest affecting each crop type. For best results, make every effort to correctly identify the pests being controlled.

Refer to Beneficial Nematode FAQs for detailed information about application, storage and best practices with beneficial nematodes.

Target Pest Nematode Variety
American Cockroach Sc
Armyworm Sc, Sf, Sr
Ants (Queen) Hb
Artichoke Plume Moth Sc
Asian Cockroach Sc
Asparagus Beetle Hb
Bagworm Sc
Banana Weevil Hb
Banana Moth Hb
Beet Armyworm Sc, Sf
Berry Root Weevil Hb
Billbug Hb
Black Cutworm Sc, Sf, Sr
Black Vine Weevil Sc, Sr, Hb, Sk
Blue Green Weevil Sr
Bluegrass Weevil Sc
Borers (species specific) Hb, Sc, Sf
Cabbage Maggot Sf
Carrot Weevil Hb
Caterpillars Sc
Chafer (European, Masked) Hb, Sr
Citrus Root Weevil Hb, Sr
Cockroaches Sc
Codling Moth Sf
Colorado Potato Beetle Hb
Corn Earworm Sc, Sf, Sr
Corn Rootworm Hb
Cotton Bollworm Sc
Cranberry Girdler Sc
Cranberry Root Weevil Hb
Crane Flies Sf
Cucumber Beetle Sc, Sf, Hb
Cutworm Sc, Sr
Fall Armyworm Sc
Flea (Larvae, Pupae) Sc
Flea Beetle Hb
Fly Larvae Sc
Fruit Flies Sc, Sf
Fungus Gnats Sf, Hb
Gall Midge Hb
German Cockroach Sc
Grape Root Borer Hb
Greater Wax Moth Sr
Grubs Hb, Sr
Humpbacked (Phorid) Flies Sf
Indian Meal Moth Sr
Iris Borer Hb
Japanese Beetle Hb, Sr
Large Pine Weevil Sc
Leafminers Sc, Sf, Hb
May/June Beetles Hb, Sr
Mint Flea Beetle Sc
Mint Root Borer Sc
Mole Crickets Sc, Sr
Navel Orangeworm Sc
Onion Maggot Sf
Peach Tree Borer Sc
Pill Bug Sf
Pink Bollworm Sr
Plum Curculio Sr, Sc, Sf
Raspberry Crown Borer Sf
Red Flour Beetle Sr
Root Aphids Hb, Sf
Root Maggots Sf
Root Weevils Sr
Scarabs Hb
Sclarid Sf
Shore Flies Sf
Small Hive Beetle Sr, Hi
Sod Webworm Sc
Strawberry Root Weevil Sc, Sf, Sr
Sugarcane Stalk Borer Hb
Sweet Potato Weevil Sf, Hb
Termite (Queen) Hb
Termite (Subterranean) Sf, Sr
Termite (Worker/Soldier) Sc
Thrips Sf
Ticks Sf, Hb
Tobacco Budworm Sc
Tobacco Cutworm Sf
Webworm Sc
Wireworm Sc, Sf
Wood Borers Sc
Nematode Options
NemAttack™ Sc
Steinernema carpocapsae
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NemAttack™ Sf
Steinernema feltiae
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NemAttack™ Sr
Steinernema riobrave
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NemaSeek™ Hb
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora
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NemaSeek™ Sk
Steinernema kraussei
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Hive Beetle Control Hi
Heterorhabditis indica
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Combo Packs
Sc/Hb Combo Pack
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Sf/Hb Combo Pack
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Sc/Sf Combo Pack
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Triple Threat
BEST VALUE! One package each of Hb, Sc and Sf species for comprehensive control of general pest infestations.
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OMRI Listed Options
NemAttack PRO™ Sc
Steinernema carpocapsae
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NemAttack PRO™ Sf
Steinernema feltiae
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NemaSeek PRO™ Hb
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora
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Triple Threat PRO™
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General Application by Crop
The chart below is designed to guide you to the best choice for preventative applications of nematodes by crop type. Recommendations are based on the most common pests affecting those crops and should not be relied on for complete control without correctly identifying the pest insect(s). Having trouble identifying your pest? Try out the Active Eye Clip-On Microscope or contact us at Dr. Buglady.

General Crop Applications Nematode Variety
Citrus Hb
Fruit Sf
Fruit Trees Sc, Sf, Hb
Fruit Vines Sc, Hb
Greenhouses Sf
Mushrooms Sf, Hb
Nut Trees Sc
Ornamentals Sc, Sf, Hb
Turf & Pasture Sc, Hb
Vegetables Sc, Sf, Hb

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