Chafer Nematodes

Chafer Grub Nematodes
Product Code: CN003
{Description}Chafers attack grass roots. Grass growth slows and yellow patches appear. Grass is easily pulled up, with little or no root growth.

Wildlife, such as foxes and badgers, can also create a lot of damage as they dig up your lawn in search of grubs for food. Rooks, magpies, crows and woodpeckers feeding on your lawn are a good sign of a chafer grub infestation.

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{When to Apply}
We usually advice using these Nematodes from July to September.

Please note these are a live product and have an expiry date usually about 2 weeks
{How to Apply}

Nematodes can be applied by either using a watering can or a nematode applicator.
The nematode applicator speeds up the process and is perfect for covering larger areas. Buy Gardening Naturally Chafer Nematodes Here.
Apply to moist lawns during August and early October. This is when the young grub larvae are active and the temperature is above 12ºC (54ºF).

Immediately after applying the nematodes, water the grass well so the nematodes are washed into the soil to reach the roots where the chafer grubs will be. Make sure the lawn does not dry out after applying nematodes. Keep the lawn well watered for at least two weeks.

Do not apply too late, since the grubs start to move down deeper in the soil and become inactive until the following spring. However, as this move downwards is temperature dependent, in some years it may still be alright to apply later. As long as the grubs are near the surface and the soil temperature is above 12ºC (54ºF) nematodes can still be applied.

The nematodes (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora) seek out the chafer grubs and attack the pest by entering natural body openings. 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 infective nematodes, which disperse and search for further prey.

1 Application will usually last around 6 weeks and then you may be required to apply another pack of nematodes.
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Chafer beetles emerge from the lawn. They lay their eggs, which hatch into grubs feeding on the grass roots before burrowing deep into the ground. They then lie dormant deep in the soil before moving to the surface in the spring to emerge as beetles again.

If the chafer's life cycle is not broken re-infestation occurs and the problem gets progressively worse.

Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer: - environmentally friendly and safe for children, pets and wildlife. No need to exclude children and pets from treated areas.

What Are Chafer Grubs?

Chafer grubs are the soil-dwelling larvae of chafer beetles, they either feed on decaying plant material or plant roots. Several species of Chafer feed on the roots of grasses and this can cause problems in lawns.

Identifying Chafer Grub Lawn Damage

Chafer grub eat the roots of grass and other plants. Damage to lawns which becomes most obvious between autumn and spring when the grubs are reaching maturity

Patches of the lawn may become yellowish. Bird, badgers and foxes tear up the lawn to access the grubs to feed on them.

Chafer grubs can be found in the soil under the loose turf. They are white and curved in a C shape, light brown heads, with three pairs of legs at the head end.

Similar damage to lawns can be caused by leatherjackets but the birds and animals are less likely to tear up the lawn to find them.

Applying Chafer Killer Nematodes

Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer to help clear chafer grub infestations, without the use of chemicals, such as excluding children and pets from treated areas until dry or the question of what to do about grazing pets, such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer should be applied to a moist lawn. Ideally apply after the sun has gone down so the ground will not dry out so quickly. Water well after application and keep watered for at least two weeks. The most effective application for Nemasys chafer grub killer is during August and early October. This is when the young grub larvae are active, and the temperature is above 12ºC (54ºF).

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