We supply packs of microscopic beneficial nematodes (eelworms) which are watered into pots or open ground. This pack treats 40 sqm.
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Slugs eat leaves, stems and roots of plants, weakening them and often causing them to die.
They leave slimy trails over plants and soil, and are particularly devastating to seedlings and cuttings. Slugs leave their own individual scent trails so they can find their way home. There are other creatures (like caterpillars) who make big holes in leaves, but if you see the tell-tale slime, then slugs are the culprit!
Slugs come in many shapes and sizes and are commonplace around the garden, particularly in damp conditions.
Infestations are less serious in dry weather but tend to become a problem during prolonged rainy weather. An individual grey field slug has the potential to produce 90,000 grandchildren and has approximately 27,000 teeth!
They live underground during the day, emerging at night to feed. One cubic metre of garden will on average contain up to 200 slugs.
We supply packs of microscopic beneficial nematodes (eelworms) which are watered into pots or open ground with a watering can or hose. They enter the slug through a hole in its back while it is underground and poison it so that it will die within a few days underground, out of sight.
Do nematodes work on snails?
The nematodes cannot penetrate the snail’s shell, although they can enter the softer parts of the body from underneath. Seeing as nematodes tend to be beneath the surface of the soil and snails live above the nematodes have only a limited effect on snails.