ARBICO Organics line of Heterorhabditis bacteriaphora Beneficial Nematodes PRO are OMRI Listed for use in organic production. They are delivered in a non-synthetic wettable powder. The OMRI listed beneficial nematodes can be used by both residential and commercial users.
Beneficial Nematodes are live microscopic organisms (non-segmented round worms) that occur naturally in soil throughout the world. The beneficial nematodes we sell are parasitic to insect pests that typically have a developing (larval or pupal) stage of life in the soil. They have been known to parasitize above ground stages of adults, nymphs and larvae. They will not harm mammals, aquatic life, birds, reptiles or amphibians. After being applied to the soil, the nematodes locate pests and enter through various body openings or directly through the body wall. Once inside, the nematodes produce bacteria that is injected into the pest's blood.
Beneficial Nematodes release the bacteria in order to create food and a hospitable environment for their own reproduction. As the food resources within the dead pest become scarce, the nematodes exit and immediately begin searching for a new host. As long as there is a suitable host, they will continue to survive and parasitize.
Shelf Life: 14 days after delivery (refrigerated and unopened in original container). Once opened, use entire container within the same day.
How Much Do I Need? Order enough to treat the full infested area. Quantities and treatment areas are approximate.
Quantity Treatment Area Shipping Method
10 million 3,200 sq. ft. 2nd Day
50 million 1 Acre 2nd Day
250 million 5 Acres Next Day
500 million 10 Acres Next Day
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Ants (Queen), Asparagus Beetle (Crioceris asparagi; Crioceris duodecimpunctata), Banana Moth, Banana Weevil, Berry Root Weevil, Billbug, Black Vine Weevil, Borers (Iris Borer, Tree, Vine), Carrot Weevil (Listronotus oregonensis), Chafers (European, Masked), Citrus Root Weevil, Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Corn Rootworm, Cranberry Root Weevil, Cucumber Beetle (Spotted) (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi), Flea Beetles, Gall Midges, Grape Root Borer, Grubs, Humpbacked Flies/Phorid Flies, Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman), Leafminers, May/June Bugs (Phyllophaga sp.), Root Weevils, Scarabs, Sugarcane Stalk Borer, Sweet Potato Weevil, Ticks