Box Moth Caterpillar Control Nematodes 30sqm x 2 (2 sachets)

SKU: 58996

2 packets, covers 60sq.m

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Box Tree Nematodes are microscopic worms (Nematode Steinernema) which seek out Box Tree Moth caterpillars then feed and multiply inside to stop them feeding on your box (Buxus sp) plants. Nematodes are naturally found in the soil, by using this product you are simply topping it up.

Box Tree Caterpillar has become increasingly noticeable across the UK, emerging in significant numbers and encasing box trees in webs as they develop.

DAMAGE: As they hatch, the caterpillars pests can totally defoliate the plant, consuming leaves, and stems, slowing down photosynthesis, which very often leads to the death of infested plant. Caterpillars are green and yellow with a black head. They develop black and white stripes on their bodies as they mature. Infestation appears with defoliation, webbing, and noticeable caterpillars on box plants.

Nematodes products contain Nematodes (microscopic worms) which are renowned biological control products, providing many benefits over traditional gardening chemicals and are a key ally for organic gardeners.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live product and needs to be used upon receipt. Use entire packet at one time and do not store made up solution. This product will arrive with you within 3 working days. It is despatched from Monday to Thursday by 1st Class post. Usual expiry date is around two weeks once you receive the nematodes. The entire spray solution should be applied once mixed. Use as soon as possible upon delivery.  The product comes complete with instructions. Please make sure to order it when you need it.

All products are simple to apply, and safe to use and harmless to children, pets, birds, and wildlife. 

- Effective against Box Tree Caterpillars: Cydalima perspectalis.

- One packet treats 30sqm., two packets supplied.

- It is safe to use and harmless to children, pets, birds, and wildlife.

- Recommended minimum soil temperature is 10°C (50°F).

- Best applied from March to October but can be used outside of the recommended dates and may still help to control the pest.

- Soil or compost must be moist before and for at least 2 weeks after application, avoid waterlogging.

- Apply during evenings or dull conditions to avoid full sunlight.

- Must be stored in refrigerator and used within best before date stated, do not freeze.

- Please note these are a live product and have an expiry date usually about 2 weeks, expiry date printed on the packet, non-returnable.

- Do not use chemical insecticides during the use of nematodes.

- Full instructions provided. (See also 'Hints & Tips' section.)

Box Moth Caterpillar Control Nematodes 30sqm x 2 (2 sachets)

Box Tree Caterpillar Control Nematodes 30sqm x 2 From Mr Fothergill's Seeds. A biological Box Tree Caterpillar control, ideal for organic gardeners.

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