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.

Name of Pest Nematode Variety
American Cockroach Sc
Armyworm Sc, Sf
Ants (Queen) Hb
Artichoke Plume Moth Sc
Asian Cockroach Sc
Asparagus Beetle Hb
Banana Weevil Hb
Banana Moth Hb
Beet Armyworm Sc, Sf
Berry Root Weevil Hb
Bill Bug Hb
Black Cutworm Sc, Sf
Black Vine Weevil Sc, Hb
Bluegrass Weevil Sc
Borers (Tree and Vine) Hb, Sc, Sf
Cabbage Maggot Sf
Carrot Weevil Hb
Caterpillars Sc
Chafer (European, Masked) Hb
Citrus Root Weevil Hb
Codling Moth Sc, Sf
Colorado Potato Beetle Hb
Corn Earworm Sc, Sf
Corn Root Worm Hb
Cotton Bollworm Sc
Cranberry Girdler Sc
Cranberry Root Weevil Hb
Cucumber Beetle Sc, Sf, Hb
Cutworm Sc
Fall Armyworm Sc
Flea (Larvae, Pupae) Sc
Flea Beetle Hb
Fly Larvae Sc
Fruit Fly Sc, Sf
Fungus Gnats Sf, Hb
Gall Midge Hb
German Cockroach Sc
Grape Root Borer Hb
Grubs Hb
Humpbacked Flies Sf
Iris Borer Hb
Japanese Beetle Hb
Large Pine Weevil Sc
Leafminers Sc, Sf
May/June Beetles Hb
Mole Crickets Sc
Navel Orangeworm Sc
Onion Maggot Sf
Pill Bug Sf
Raspberry Crown Borer Sf
Scarabs Hb
Sclarid Sf
Shore Flies Sf
Sod Webworm Sc
Strawberry Root Weevil Sc, Sf
Sugarcane Stalk Borer Hb
Sweet Potato Weevil Sf, Hb
Termite (Queen) Hb
Termite (Subterranean) Sf
Termite (Worker/Soldier) Sc
Thrips Sf
Ticks Sf, Hb
Tobacco Budworm Sc
Tobacco Cutworm Sf
Wireworm Sc, Sf
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Steinernema carpocapsae
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Steinernema feltiae
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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 specific crop type. This recommendation is based on the most common pests affecting those crops and should not be relied on for complete control without correctly identifying the pest insect. 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

Soil Type Chart
Know your soil type. If there is more than one recommended nematode type, then choose which one by your soil type in the Soil Conditions Chart below.

Soil Conditions Best Suited Variety
Clay or Silt Sf, Hb
Sandy Sc, Hb
Cultivated or Disturbed Sc, Sf
Undisturbed Hb

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