Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer Nematodes are now shipping!

Update: 10/10/2013 – This post is now out of date, LeatherJacket killer will be available again in the Spring.

Our Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer Nematodes are now in stock and are shipping within 24-48 hours of ordering.

If you have a problem with Leatherjackets in your garden and the associated damage caused then it’s time to place your order for treatment this season.

When you start to see the adult daddy-long-legs in your garden (towards the end of August) you will know that in a few days they will be laying eggs. These will hatch quickly; therefore aim to apply two weeks after you see the adults.

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By |September 14th, 2013|LeatherJackets|0 Comments

Know your British Slugs

Slugs can be a gardeners worst nightmare and can cause havoc in the garden.  It pays to know your slugs as that way you can combat them effectively with Nemaslug, your natural nematode pest control – environmentally friendly and safe for children, pets and wildlife.

 

Grey Field Slug

The most common and serious slug pest. Highly variable in colour (but usually light grey or fawn).  It measures 3 cm (1.5 inches).

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Garden Slug

Similar in size to the grey field slug, but with a much tougher skin. Usually darker in colour (grey to black), with their underside a distinctive yellow, which also characterises their slime trail.

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Keeled Slug

Grey in colour with a ridge down the back, they are generally larger than the Grey Field Slug (about 6 to 7 cm or 2.5 inches). On the whole they are regarded as mainly subterranean in behaviour, living and feeding under ground.

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Black Slug

This one is much larger than the others, measuring up to 20 cm (8 inches) and is black in colour (though the young stages can be yellowish with dark tentacles). As such, it can be very conspicuous in your garden.  This may lead gardeners to conclude that this is the most common slug and is causing all the damage, when in reality the real menace (the Grey Field Slug and/or the Garden Slug) is resting underground. There are also some sub species of this slug that are similar in most respects, except that they have a distinctive reddish brown to yellow colour.

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By |August 30th, 2013|Slugs|0 Comments

How quick is the British Snail?

For the first time Scientists at Exeter University have been studying the British Snail’s behavioral patterns and the answer is:

“1 metre per hour, according to Dr Dave Hodgson and his team at Exeter University,  who claims that they can cover a typical garden in just one night.”

The study which was initially intended to discover how the Lungworm, an infectious parasitic worm was spread by slugs and snails.

Lungworm which is typically spread by the consumption of Snails and/or dog poop, can be fatal in dogs, and owners are encouraged to be aware of the risks associated with the parasite.

Speedy Snails travel at 1 metre per hour

FACT: Snails often follow each others slime trails to piggy-back on the slime trails of other snails!

 

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By |August 23rd, 2013|Slugs|0 Comments

It’s time to apply Nemaslug

Following the recent wet weather, slugs and snails will be having a “field day” in your garden, and with the risk of frost almost over most areas of the UK should be safe to make their first application of nemaslug.

Nemaslug Slug Killer Tips:

Always put your Nemaslug / nematodes in the fridge as soon as they have been delivered.
If applying with a watering can make sure your watering can and rose is clean & clear of debris.

Don’t forget that the air temperature is not the same as the soil temperature – visit our gardening weather section for the soil temperature in your area.
Before applying your nematodes, have a quick hunt around for slug hotspots and treat those areas with a little extra Nemaslug.

Apply your Nematodes at the end of the day just before sunset to reduce the risk of the nematodes “drying out” before they work into the soil.

By |April 6th, 2013|Slugs|0 Comments