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ENTONEM is a package of live beneficial nematodes (Steinernema feltiae). Steinernema feltiae are entomopathogenic, or insecticidal, nematodes that are effective against larvae of various immature (larvae) dipterous insects such as Sciarid flies, fungus gnats, tipulids, and mushroom flies. These insect pests occur mainly in organic environments that are moist. These insects would normally cause damage to young plant material such as cuttings and seedlings.
The nematodes enter through openings in the larva like respiratoy openings, mouth, or anus. Once the nematode has entered the larva it begins to feed and a bacteria is released from inside the nematode that multiplies and spreads inside the insect rapidly. The bacteria breaks down the host larva into materials that the nematodes feed on.
Unfortunately, the ENTONEM - Live Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae) will not take care of the springtail problem. Typically, pesticides alone will not take care of a springtail problem. You will not get complete springtail control until you locate the source of the springtails and correct the conditions that are allowing them to thrive. Please take a few minutes to read our article"How to Get Rid of Springtails" to learn more about springtail elimination.
Will Entonem work to reduce cluster flies (Polienia rudis)?
If not is their another species of Nematode that will work?
Unfortunately, the ENTONEM Live Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae) are not labeled to control Cluster Flies. However, we do have a Cluster Fly control page where you can view the recommended products and we also have a Cluster Fly Control article that may be helpful. If you need help selecting an appropriate product for your situation please give us a call at 866-581-7378.
When can I spray with Entonem - Live Nematodes to prevent Japanese Beetles?
When to spray nematodes to best kill Japanese Beetle larvae. I live in the north east US, NJ
Entonem - LIve Nematodes is not labeled to kill white grubs. If you're interested in live nematodes, Orcon Beneficial Nematodes would be the ones to use. With these Beneficial Nematodes you can apply at any time because they will attack wintering adult insects, diapausing larvae, pupae, and grubs when in the soil, bark, or even ground litter. You also have the option of using Merit Granules to treat before the white grub eggs hatch, for this method of treatment it is best to check with your local cooperative extension office to check for best time of application.
The look like skinny caterpillars about 1" long with lots of legs. I have 3 dogs and these worms are crawling up the wood posts in my carport and coming into my house.
Nematodes are usually microscopic insects that in some situations attack plants. Have you had the pest you are seeing properly identified? If not, is there any way for you to submit a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you positively ID this pest so we can properly recommend a product for your needs?