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Natural Slug & Snail Killer Bundle: Nematodes & Organic Pellets


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Our Slug & Snail Killer Bundle Provides The Two Best Natural Controls For These Common Garden Pests

Our Slug & Snail Killer Bundle includes nematodes for the effective biological control of Slugs and organic pellets for the effective natural control of Slugs & Snails. Both products can be applied effectively and safely in conjunction with another.

The bundle provides a perfect natural solution to combined Slug and Snail infestations and will help you to combat larger, or multiple, areas of infestations. 

The Slug & Snail Killer Bundle includes:

  • 1 Pack of Slug Killer Nematodes to be watered into the infested soil / compost area. One pack treats up to 30-40 square metres.
  • 1 250g Bottle of Our Ferrimax Organic Slug & Snail Killer to be sprinkled evenly on the area you wish to treat at approximately 5g per square metre.

What Damage Can Slugs & Snails Cause?

Slugs & Snails can be highly damaging pests and are particularly fond of succulent seedlings, which if left unprotected, can be completely destroyed in a single night. 

As well as attacking the leafy parts of plants, Slugs & Snails will also feast on fruit and vegetable crop. They will chew holes in ripening Strawberries and Tomatoes, and also eat Potatoes, which are of course grown underground, so you may be unaware that such crop is even being attacked.

Identifying Slug & Snail Activity

If your seeds do not appear to have germinated, it is possible that Slugs or Snails have devoured the emerging seedlings underground. Other indices of recent activity may be made apparent by slime trails, or irregular holes with smooth edges found on leaves.

Information On Slug Killer Nematodes

What Are Slug Killer Nematodes & How Can They Help?

Dragonfli Slug Killer Nematodes are a biological molluscicide containing invective juveniles of Phasmarhabditis sp.. The Phasmarhabditis sp. are minute worm-like nematodes that are approximately 0.3 - 0.5mm long and transparent in appearance. They occur naturally in soils in areas prone with molluscs and are very active when observed under microscope. 

The nematodes, when applied, will enter the slugs via a natural opening, like the mouth, and feed on the contents of the slug. A natural bacterium is produced by the nematodes inside the slug, which kills it. Infected slugs will be completely broken down by the nematodes. The nematodes also reproduce inside the larvae, releasing more nematodes into the surrounding area. 

When Should I Apply The Nematodes?

Slug Killer Nematodes should be applied as soon as Slugs have been identified in the soil. The best application times are from Spring to Autumn

How Many Nematodes Do I Need?

We sell Slug Killer Nematode packs to treat areas of either 30-40m2 70m2, 90m2or 100m2.

Each application of nematodes will provide at least six weeks control of slugs.

What Conditions Do The Nematodes Require?

Choose a humid or wet day to apply your Slug Killer Nematodes. Nematodes are UV-sensitive and will not survive long when exposed to bright, sunny conditions. Apply the nematodes early in the morning or early in the evening in order to utilise the optimum humidity levels. Avoid application in frosty conditions.

Soil temperatures should be above 5℃ for the nematodes to be active, if applying in the spring.

How Do I Apply The Nematodes?

Application Instructions For The 30-40m2 Pack

1. Cut open the sachet with scissors and mix the contents into 1 Litre of lukewarm water.

2. Stir the solution until all carrier contents are dissolved. Now you have your nematode concentrate.

3. Take 333ml of concentrate and pour into a watering can. Top up with water until you reach 10 Litres.

4. 1 Litre of nematode concentrate provides enough solution to make up to 3 watering cans of 10 litres.

5. Pour and apply the Slug Killer Nematode solution over the soil / compost area you wish to treat.

One watering can of 10 Litres should treat an area of up to 10m2Slug Killer Nematodes can also be applied with our Nema Super Sprayer.

Application Instructions For The 70m2 & 90mPacks

Apply each of your sachets following the above application instructions.

Can I Store Slug Killer Nematodes?

Slug nematodes have a short shelf life compared to other species, apply as soon as possible after receipt.

Slug Killer Nematodes are harmless to humans, pets and wildlife, and safe to apply to edible plants

General Tips

1. Do you only have a few plants or a few m2 garden to treat?

Then add the Slug Killer Nematodes to the amount of water that you normally give to the plants.

2. Want to use a nematode garden sprayer?

Set the sprayer on mist mode and use a nozzle with holes at least 0.5 mm in size. Make sure the pressure does not exceed 5 bar

Safety

Phasmarhabditis sp. is a 100% natural and organic product. The product is registered and can be safely used in the UK. Phasma is not harmful to humans, pets, plants, earthworms, bees or birds.

Information On Ferrimax Organic Slug & Snail Killer Pellets

Use Ferrimax For Safe & Organic Control Over Slugs & Snails

Ferrimax Organic Slug Killer is a certified, environmentally friendly pellet for killing Slugs and Snails. The natural active ingredient, ferric phosphate, is safe for use around wildlife and the environment. Once the Slugs and Snails feed on the Ferrimax pellets, they crawl away to die.

The pellets are rain resistant, and even made more appealing to the Slugs after swelling up in rainfall.

Where Should I Apply Ferrimax?

Ferrimax is safe to use around edible and non-edible plants. It is ideal for for use outside on bare ground and around plants. It can be used in enclosed environments if applied in greenhousespolytunnels, or other garden structures such as cages and cloches, for example.

Ferrimax pellets are effective against surface feeding slugs and snails. In order to prevent Slugs from feeding underground, on your potatoes for instance, use the Slug Killer Nematodes.

When Should I Apply Ferrimax?

Ferrimax can be used all year round, simply apply when Slug infestations are evident.

How Do I Apply Ferrimax?

Sprinkle the pellets evenly on the area you wish to treat at approximately 5g per square metre.

What Is Ferrimax Made Up Of?

The ferric phosphate formula is a natural active ingredient, wildlife friendly and safe for the environment. It has been certified and approved by the Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G), amongst others.

Please note that, although wildlife friendly and much safer than traditional pesticide based slug pellets, the product label will warn against permitting pets to consume large quantities of the pellets. Please therefore ensure your pets do not consume large amounts of the pellets and apply according to the label instructions.