Nemaslug slug nematodes controls all common species of small to medium sized slugs of up to 8 cm.
Nemaslug contains the naturally occurring, native parasitic nematode (microscopic worms) Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita. Infective juvenile slug nematodes live in soils before entering the host slug, bacteria within the nematode then causes the slugs to expire.
One application of Nemaslug provides 300,000 nematodes for every square metre of soil, giving at least six weeks control of slugs. This is generally enough time for seedlings and bedding plants to get well established.
Nemaslug is easy to apply and does not leave any unsightly residues.
Use slug nematodes to start your control regime early in the year and you will be able to target young slugs growing under the ground feeding on humus.
Best applied when soil temperatures are above 5 ºC - typically between March and October
The majority of the slugs will die underground, so dead slugs may not be seen on the surface.
Unlike some controls, Nemaslug continues to work well during wet weather - exactly when you need protection against slugs!
Chemical metaldehyde based slug pellets are reported not to be effective below 7 ºC however, slug nematodes are still effective in soil temperatures down to 5 ºC. Slug nematodes are capable of surviving light frosts so control can still be achieved if the soil temperature falls below 5 ºC.
Potatoes are susceptible to slug attack later in the season than most other plants. As a result application of slug nematodes can be delayed until 6 - 7 weeks before harvest, when the tubers are most likely to be eaten by slugs.
There are two methods of drench application for Nemaslug:
This product is a biological control which is fully compatible with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme.
This product is harmless to people, animals and the environment. Biological controls are living organisms, as a result the exact timing of availability and application may differ according to local environmental conditions. This may cause a slight variance in the life cycle of the target pest species from year to year. Users are advised to closely monitor their local site for signs of pest appearance, susceptible life stages and crop damage. Due to the fact that biological controls contain living organisms they have a short expiry date and should be refrigerated prior to use.
For further information regarding Nemaslug Slug Killer, please contact a member of our technical sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250.