What are Slug Nematodes?
Slug nematodes are microscopic, transparent worms, which feed and multiply inside the slug, once the nematodes are inside the slug it stops feeding after a few days and then dies within a week. The nematodes are already in the soil in the UK but just not enough for the number slugs, so effectively when applying slug nematodes we are just topping up the quantities.
So safe and easy to apply and because they are already in the soil they are completely safe to use around children, pets and wildlife, making them the perfect solution for organic gardening.When Should I Apply Slug Nematodes?2/3 days before planting as once the nematodes are applied the slugs stop feeding after a few days and die within a week.
How often Should I Use Slug Nematodes?
Start your slug control early and apply at least a week before planting to ensure your garden is safe from slugs. Organise slug nematode deliveries every six weeks to ensure the slugs are kept at bay.
How Do I Put Slug Nematodes on My Garden?
The nematodes come complete with instructions and can be applied using a watering can or nematode applicator. You just apply to moist soil when the soil temperature is above 5ºC (41ºF) and ensure the soil does not dry out for at least two weeks after applying nematodes.
What Happens if There is a Frost After I Have Put the Slug Nematodes in my Garden?
Nematodes are capable of surviving the odd frost; so don't worry if the temperature falls after you have applied the nematodes.
They are totally safe to children, pets and wildlife.