Generally, 10 million Beneficial Nematodes will effectively treat approximately 900 sq. ft. of conventional garden rows or up to 2500 sq ft broadcast. Release nematodes every 3-8 weeks or until infestation subsides.
Steinernema feltiae (commonly referred to as Sf) is a specially selected beneficial insect parasitic nematode. Attacks primarily immature flies, including filth flies, mushroom flies, fungus gnats, crane flies and other insects found in the soil. Most effective when soil temperature is between 65°(20°C) and 85°F (30°C). This nematode is unique in maintaining infectivity at soil temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
Common Target Pests:
Fly pests (fungus gnats, craneflies, filth flies),
Banana root borer,
Plant parasitic nematodes,
Raspberry crown borer,
Beneficial Nematodes are microscopic, nonsegmented worms that occur naturally in soil all around the world. Once they are released, the nematodes seek out host insects and enter their prey through body openings, injecting them with lethal bacteria, then feeding on the resultant "goo". The nematodes reproduce and their offspring feed on the insect cadaver and emerge to seek out new hosts. The endo-toxin generally results in death of the host insect within 48 hours. This hunt and seek cycle provides long-term control.