Live Beneficial Nematodes 5 million

Beneficial Nematodes 5 million
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Tip Top Bio-Control
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Product Description

Steinernema feltiae 
Fungus Gnat & Rootknot Exterminator
Beneficial Nematodes are microscopic worms that seek out and destroy over 200 kinds of soil dwelling insects. They attack pests in their larval and pupa stage in the soil, but have been known to attack pests above ground in all stages as well! Nematodes actively hunt for insects larvae, entering through natural body openings. Once inside the larvae, the nematode excretes bacteria from it’s digestive tract before it starts to feed and multiply. Within a few days, the pest will change color and die. The nematodes multiply and develop within the dying insect before leaving the old host to hunt for more pests. As the number of pests decrease, so will the nematode population. For this reason, seasonal releases are recommended. Each species of nematodes prefer specific prey, although, they will attack and parasitize all other forms of soil dwelling insects as well. This product may be used indoors/outdoors with light to moderate pest infestation. Great for use on farms, ranches, turfs, interiorscapes, hydroponics, etc. Heterorhabditis bacteriophora are packaged in a powder or gel formulation and without the use of unacceptable solvents, preservatives, or inhibitors, making this product suitable for use in organic and conventional gardening and farming. The formulation has the advantage that the nematodes can be easily removed from the sponge into water and applied using a conventional garden sprayer, a watering can, a hose-end sprayer, or introduced through closed irrigation systems (not soaker hoses).  The nematodes and formulations we use meet organic standards, making them suitable for use in organic gardening and farming. 
Release Instructions: 
It is best to release all Beneficial Nematodes the same day as received. If this is not possible, you can store these in a household refrigerator for 30 days. Release in early morning, late afternoon, or when temperatures are not extremely hot. Cloudy days are perfect all day. Moisten soil prior to application & lightly water again after applying nematodes. Beneficial Nematodes may be mixed and used in a watering can or hose-end sprayer. Some nematodes will be on the interior surface of the bag. Rinse out the bag with water and pour into the sprayer or watering can. Add nematodes into a clean 5 gallon bucket of water. Then, add clean water to dilute the suspension and to make up the volume that your spray or application apparatus requires for application of said coverage area. 
Release Rates: 
50 million nematodes per 3,000 sq.ft. Lifespan: The nematode enters the host and kills it within 24 to 48 hours; it then reproduces within the host and searches for new hosts. This hunt and seek cycle provides long-term control.

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