We have used this product now for the past 5 years and find it absolutely brilliant. Slugs are generally active when plants start growing and the soil temperature is above 5 degrees C. Young slugs tend to stay underground, feeding on decaying organic matter, developing unseen and waiting for young seedlings to be planted. They breed all year round with two overlapping generations. Peak egg laying is March – April and Sept – Oct.
Using the biological power of nematodes to protect your plants.
Nematodes are naturally occurring microscopic worms, already present in the soil. Beneficial nematodes attack and kill targeted garden pests. They are environmentally friendly*, safe for children, pets and wildlife. Nematodes that kill specific garden pests including slugs, vine weevils, chafer grubs, leatherjackets, caterpillars, codling moth and various others are already present in the soil in relatively low numbers.
Millions of nematodes are now bred to be supplied to us gardeners which can be easily applied to supplement the natural population.
How nematodes work
- Our specially selected nematodes attack the pest by entering natural body openings or by penetrating the insect cuticle directly.
- Once inside, they release bacteria that stops the pest from feeding, quickly killing the pest.
- They do not stop there. The nematodes reproduce inside the dead pest and release a new generation of hungry nematodes, which disperse to hunt down further prey.
- When nematodes can no longer find prey they will die back to their original numbers.
We apply Nemaslug through a Mirical- Gro Feeder set the spray to flat or you can use a watering can fitted with a very coarse rose.
It’s quick and easy.