We supply packs of microscopic beneficial nematodes (eelworms) which are watered into pots or open ground. Use as soon as soil temperature reach 5°C and every 6 weeks to keep slugs at bay. This pack treats 40 sqm. You can order individual packs or multiple packs delivered at 6 week intervals. Click here for 100 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 parasitic 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.
This pack treats 40 square metres, we also sell a 100 square metre pack.
Use as soon as the soil reaches 5°C and every 6 weeks until the ground cools late summer to keep slugs away.
When you receive your nematodes put them in he fridge until you are ready to apply them. Use them before the date stated on the pack. The day that you are going to be using them allow them to reach room temperature. Follow the instructions detailed on the inside of the pack. You will need a bucket and either a watering can with a rose or a hose end feeder.