HB Nematodes – Preys on: Japanese Beetles, Cucumber Beetles, Grubs & More

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ABOUT BENEFICIAL NEMATODES HB (HETERORHABDITIS BACTERIOPHORA):
Beneficial Nematodes are people, pet, and planet safe! These microscopic worms parasitize insect larvae. Nematodes release bacteria from their digestive tract while feeding on a host pest. Infected pests will darken in color and typically perish within a span of 7-10 days. The nematodes will emerge from the perishing host to hunt for more pests. Although Beneficial Nematodes are known for preying on pests in their larval stage, they have also been known to target pests at all stages of their life cycle.


TARGET PESTS:

Target Pest Guide

 

CROP APPLICATION:

Crop Application Chart

RELEASE SITES:
Beneficial Nematodes can be used indoors, outdoors, or anywhere that developing pests exist. Use in gardens, greenhouses, indoor grows, lawns, orchards, vineyards, pastures and more!

 

INTRODUCTION FREQUENCY:

Seasonal application recommended for prevention. Weekly to monthly application recommended for active infestations. Adjust as needed.

 

BENEFICIAL NEMATODE HB INTRODUCTION RATES:
5M Nematodes
Treats up to 2,000 sq. ft.

10M Nematodes
Treats up to 4,000 sq. ft.

25M Nematodes
Treats up to 10,000 sq. ft.

50M Nematodes
Treats up to1/2 - 1 Acre

250M Nematodes
Treats up to 2.5 Acres

500M Nematodes
Treats up to 5 Acres

It's important to note that these introduction rates serve as general guidelines and can differ depending on the specific pest species, the plant being treated, and level of infestation. Proper monitoring of the infestation and the released beneficial insect population is crucial for determining the success of the biological control strategy.

 



3 EASY INTRODUCTION METHODS:
WATERING CAN, PUMP SPRAYER, OR HOSE-END SPRAYER
Nematodes are not a chemical, so their effectiveness will not be reduced by the amount of water used to create the release solution. Adjust the concentration of the solution based on the extent of the pest infestation and the size of area to be treated.


WATERING CAN & PUMP SPRAYERS:
Watering Can and Pump Sprayer Images

ACTIVATE:
Mix nematodes with 1-5 gallons of water (59-69°F) to cover the desired area.
APPLY:
Introduce nematodes onto desired area. Don't be concerned if every inch isn't covered as these organisms will move throughout the soil.
WATER:
Water treated area immediately after application. Keep soil moist for two weeks. Avoid run-off.



HOSE-END SPRAYERS:
Remove filter if applicable. Walk slowly and evenly across the target area, making sure to cover the entire surface.

NATURESGOODGUYS HOSE-END SPRAYER:
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Add the appropriate amount of nematodes and water to reservoir.
  2. Attach the hose-end sprayer to the water source and turn on the water.
  3. Twist knob at the top of the hose-end sprayer to ON.
  4. Apply nematode mix to desired area.
RELEASE:
50 million nematodes
  1. Divide nematodes into thirds.
  2. Fill water reservoir to 15 gallon mark.
  3. Mix 1/3 of nematodes in water reservoir and spray until empty to release.
  4. Repeat three times or until entirety of nematode packaging is used.
25 million nematodes
  1. Divide nematodes into half.
  2. Fill water reservoir to 15 gallon mark.
  3. Mix 1/2 of nematodes in water reservoir and spray until empty to release.
  4. Repeat twice or until entirety of nematode packaging is used.
10 million nematodes
  1. Dump all nematodes into reservoir.
  2. Fill water to 10 gallon mark.
  3. Apply nematode mix to desired area.
5 million nematodes
  1. Dump all nematodes into reservoir.
  2. Fill water to 5 gallon mark.
  3. Apply nematode mix to desired area.
To learn more about our hose-end sprayer, click here.


OTHER HOSE-END SPRAYERS:
Hose-End Sprayers
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Dump all nematodes into reservoir.
  2. Fill water to 32 ounce mark.
  3. Set dial level to appropriate setting.
  4. Apply nematode mix to desired area.

INTRODUCE:
50 million nematodes

Set dial level to 1.5 tsp. and apply nematode mix to desired area.

25 million nematodes
Set dial level to 1.5 oz. and apply nematode mix to desired area.

10 million
Set dial level to 4 oz. and apply nematode mix to desired area.

5 million nematodes
Set dial level to 8 oz. and apply nematode mix to desired area.

 

PRO TIPS:
To get the most out of your Beneficial Nematode application, be sure to follow these tips:

Release indoors at any time, or outdoors in the morning, evening, or on a cloudy day. To ensure survival, avoid exposing to direct sunlight.

Water soil before application. Soil surface should be kept moist for two weeks after application. Soil temperature of 44°-83°F is optimal. If soil temperature is higher than 86°F, irrigate with at least 0.1 inch of water before and after application.

Nematodes are vulnerable to ultraviolet light and various chemical pesticides. Best if not mixed with pesticides or fertilizers.

 

STORAGE:
Do not freeze. Store in a dark space at 36-45°F for no more than 30 days. Once activated, release within 1 hour.