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These beneficial nematodes are live microscopic organisms (non-segmented round worms) that occur naturally in soil throughout the world. They are parasitic to insect pests that typically have a developing (larval or pupal) stage of life in the soil. They have been known to parasitize above ground stages of adults, nymphs and larvae. They will not harm mammals, aquatic life, birds, reptiles or amphibians.
NemAttack Nematoads are Steinernema carpocapsae, (Sc) Beneficial Nematodes this variety is recommended for controlling mobile pest insects.
All Nematoads ship OVERNIGHT or 2ND DAY AIR ONLY! Mon thru Wed.*
NemAttack cannot be shipped to: HI, AK, PR, VI, GU, AS, PW
Arbico Organics Beneficial Nematodes are live micro organisms (non-segmented round worms) that occur naturally in soil around the world. The beneficial nematodes we sell are parasitic to insect pests that normally have a developing(larval or pupal) stage of life in the soil. They have been known to parasitize above ground stages of adults, nymphs and larvae. They are safe to use and will not affect mammals, aquatic life, birds, reptiles or amphibians. After being introduced to the soil, the nematodes get to work immediately. Upon finding a pest insect, they enter through various body openings or directly through the body wall. Once inside, it is not the nematode that actually kills the pest, but the bacteria inside the nematode's gut that is the real weapon; these are symbiotic bacteria that when released inside and insect; kill the pest within 24 to 48 hours.
Arbico Organics Beneficial Nematodes release the bacteria in order to create food and a hospitable environment for their own reproduction. As the food resources within the dead pest become scarce, the nematodes exit and immediately begin searching for a new host. As long as there is a suitable host, they will continue to survive and parasitize.
Nematodes ship with ice packs that will be melted when you receive your package. Refrigerate the nematodes upon arrival.
Remove nematode package from insulated shipping container or packaging and place in refrigerator until ready to use. Do not freeze.
How to Apply Nematodes
Arbico Organics Beneficial Nematodes should be used as soon as possible. Because they are live organisms, it is best to store them for no longer than 2 weeks in a refrigerator that is between 37° and 42° F. They should be released early in the morning or predusk when temperatures are cooler and the sun is not so bright. The soil should be moist at time of application and lightly watered immediately after application. After application, regular watering of the treated area will provide sufficient moisture. Generally speaking, water every 3-4 days if rainfall does not occur.
What Size Should I Use?
It is best to make at least two applications, separated by 7-10 days in order to stagger the life cycles of the nematodes and to assure complete coverage. In cases of severe infestations, applications should be made every 7-10 days or until infestation subsides.
1/2 Garden Size
1,600 sq. ft.
3,200 sq. ft.
Small Ranch Size
Large Ranch Size
NemAttack SC Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta), Beet Armyworm (Spodoptera exigua (Hubner)), Black Cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel)), Black Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus), Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella), Cutworm (Agrotis, Amathes, Peridroma, Prodenia spp), Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), Fleas (mult), Flies (mult), Fruit Flys (Drasophylla), Greater Peach Tree Borer (Synanthedon exitiosa), Lesser Peach Tree Borer (Synanthedon pictipes), Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus sp.), Sod Webworm (Mult), Strawberry Root Weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus), and True Armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta).