Beneficial Nematodes (Steinernema Feltiae) are microscopic warriors that kill soil borne pests such as flea larvae, spidermites, fungus gnat, weevils, grubs, rootworms, cutworms, and many more. These Nematodes search, find, and kill pests living in the soil. They are extremely effective, and will reproduce and spread to provide you with long lasting organic pest control.
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81%of customersrecommend this product44 of 54reviews
Rating Breakdown59 reviews
81%of customersrecommend this product44 of 54reviews
We had quite a large colony of fungus gnats in our houseplants. They were EVERYWHERE! They were landing in our food and drinks and flying around our faces. I researched what they were because I had never had a problem like this before. During my research I discovered that something called Nematodes can be used as organic pest control for the fungus gnats. I also found that Home Depot has them available for purchase from their website. We decided to order them because we were at our wits' end. Guess what? The Nematodes worked their magic and we began to see less and less fungus gnats hanging out on our plants and flying around the house. Within a week, they were all gone!! The best part, the Nematodes will reproduce and continue to live for around 18 months in the plant soil to continue to protect our houseplants from a fungus gnat reinfestation. The prep and application is a little messy, but SO VERY worth it! Don't even think twice...if you have a fungus gnat problem, order the Beneficial Nematodes ASAP! Thanks, Home Depot!!
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One of our happy houseplants because of the Beneficial Nematodes!
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Review 2 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
We have never had a tick or flea problem in the years we've lived here until this past summer. Not sure if it was new dogs in the neighborhood or firewood we got last winter, but this summer we had ticks everywhere. some were so big I thought I squished a paintball when I accidentally stepped on one in the sunroom. It was SO disgusting when I realized what it actually was. We tried everything on the dogs and in the yard, NOTHING worked 100%. At first we saw a decrease but they were back again within a week. I got the nematodes, applied them to 3 locations in the yard and within days, yard and 5 dogs totally tick free going on 4 months now. AMAZING little critters. Best Tick killers ever.
Not sure if this is b/c of them too, but we also have had less fireant beds this summer than usual.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Functionality, Great Quality
9out of9found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
After losing some vegetables in my raised garden box, I did a little research and discovered these little guys. Much to my surprise, the (small) container arrived very quickly. And an even greater surprise came when the termites and ants disappeared. It is a great product, but i was expecting a bigger container for the price. I may consider buying two more to protect my other boxes.
Pros: Functionality, controls ants & termites in organic gardens
Cons: small container, requires mixing before application
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
My garden soil (mainly composted manure) was infested with dung beetle larvae and they were doing severe damage to my garden plants. I started seeing improvement as soon as 3-4 days and in about 2 weeks there was no sign of beetles or their wicked spawn. No need to use chemicals to get rid of pest insects in your lawn or garden. These beneficial nematodes attack grubs, slugs, fleas, and more. But they do not harm bees and other beneficial insects.
18out of19found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
I have used the Ladies in Red Nematodes for two springs this will be my third. I have found that I no longer have: ants, grub worms, fleas, June bugs, and beetles. Using this green method has also showed a reduction in: wasps, dirt dobbers, mosquitoes, leaf eating insects, and has greatly reduced the amount of grasshoppers that feed on my plants. I highly recommend them for insect protection without the chemicals. I do use weed killer and fertilizers, but no insecticides. Great things come in small containers
Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Install, Functionality, Great Quality, Good Shape, all green
40out of40found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
I've never used nematodes in my garden before, but they actually worked on my fire ant problem (at least so far). I'd read they were good to drive out fire ants so I ordered them. Then, I read somewhere else that they didn't actually work so I was skeptical. But 3 weeks later, the fire ants don't seem to be around in the raised beds where I applied them. I haven't dug down deep in the soil because I have vegetables growing now(my raised beds are 6 inches deep and one is 18 inches deep) so there could still be some down in there, but I highly doubt it. Before they had actually built mounds and those disappeared and there is no evidence of them out foraging during the day anywhere near the gardens. So, I'm a believer now.
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Review 8 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
To Zabrien, a reviewer who had Fungus Gnats. If you'll stop overwatering your plants you'll have a lot less fungus gnats. Honestly, the ONLY thing required to control them is to allow your soil to dry a little between waterings (should be dry to at least one knuckle deep) because fungus gnats feed on FUNGUS which grows in moist, decaying organic matter. No pesticides are required to get rid of the gnats.
I am an Integrated Pest Management Coordinator and have solved many, many cases of this problem through education of customers as to watering techniques. Only water when the top 1" of soil is dry, not "every Friday" or a pattern. Your plants will grow deeper roots if you do this and will be stronger and healthier, plus you'll be rid of the gnats without the use of poisons.
The nemotodes DO work on many pests and are pretty safe to use.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Functionality
27out of34found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
Our problem was whiteflies in the grass. It took a while to understand that what looked like moths were actually flies and it was their larvae under the grass that was killing the turf. Found the nematode solution by online research. Important to note that this product is not available in stores - it must be shipped to you. Also, it needs to be combined with peat moss or some sort of medium for spreading. Each container only covers so much, so multiple containers may be needed. It has to soak for 30 minutes, be applied at dusk and then watered, so you kind of have to plan it out. The results have been great. The grass is coming back. No worries about putting harsh chemicals onto the lawn and harming the dogs. In hindsight, it would be better to apply in the spring to prevent lawn damage.
Pros: natural 'green' solution
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Review 10 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
My only complaint is that these arrived on a very hot day, in a very hot package, with zero cooling devices (eg, cold packs, etc). Documentation in the package assures one that this is OK, but I've read statements to the contrary online, so I'm not sure what to believe about the viability of these things after exposure to heat. Nonetheless, refrigerated and applied a few days later to help with my rhody root weevil problem and have to say it TOTALLY WORKED. No more weevils feasting on my giant rhodies. I am so happy. If only I could buy these locally, I'd be even more pleased, but glad I can get them on homedepot.com at least.
14out of15found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
i have tried all types of outdoor pest control.since it rains just about everyday (i live in florida)here,the chemicals must wash away because the fleas come back (or never go away).i know all these chemicals have to be bad for the environment,so i did some research and found about these.i was at first very skeptical about appling worms in my yard.so far (about 1 month later)the fleas have dropped drastically.my dogs can go outside without being attacked by evil fleas.for indoor flea control i use diatoms food grade also very effective and interesting stuff.
18out of18found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
The raccoons had been digging huge holes in my lawn several times a week. I put down garden netting to keep them out, but they would just find new places or rip it up and dig away. I thought of trapping them, but then read the article on grub control. Sounded like the same symptoms and results that I was experiencing. The nematodes were not cheap, but I thought I'd give them a try as a last resort. I followed the instructions and sprayed them on my lawn. Wow. The raccoons have been back once for an exploratory excursion, and dug one small hole, but then gave up. These things really do work.
13out of13found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
These work so incredibly well against fleas! The only drawback is they do not do well if your yard is extremely sunny or the environment is really dry. You can correct the dry part by watering but they just don't tolerate full sun - at least not as hot as the sun is here in Texas, maybe elsewhere they would do fine.
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Review 15 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
This is an update from my first review after receiving the nematodes. It has been about 2 months now since I put them out on the lawn, using the method of mixing the nematodes with potting soil. I must say there are no more brown spots in the lawn. I still have ants running around in some areas which I hope eventually they will disappear due to the nematodes. I am disappointed though because I wanted to order some more and they are out of stock on line. Only bought enough for back yard to try. Now I want more for the front yard because I think they really do work!! I was skeptical at first, but not anymore.
Pros: eats grubs, Easy to Use
Cons: shipped w/no dry ice or anything
11out of13found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
I had a mole infestation and wanted to try to get rid of them without killing the little monsters, with the theory being that the moles were eating grubs in my lawn. I had a few patches of grass that in hind-sight looked like grub damage, but it wasn't very bad at the time. After applying the nematodes (but before the nematodes could have done anything), my lawn began showing significant signs of grub damage. The moles went away after ~3 weeks, and my lawn started to come back ~2 weeks after that.
Application was pretty easy. I only have ~2,000 sq. ft. of lawn, so I soaked two containers of nematodes in a bucket of water and then used a cheap hand sprayer (~$10). There's probably a faster way to do it, but I don't anticipate doing this again for a while.
Also, the labeling was a little funky. There was nothing specifically saying nematodes, and I was afraid they may have sent me ladybugs since the brand was Ladies in Red (or something like that). It ended up the right product, and my lawn appears to have recovered from moles and grubs.
16out of16found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
Keep in mind that this product is supplied with the nematodes in vermiculite. If you want to spray the product (i.e. on a lawn), you have to soak the vermiculite in water (I didn't want to use a food container so I used a watering can), then strain it (I purchased a sink strainer from the grocery store), then pour into the sprayer. Then you have to figure out to do with the vermiculite. Kind of a mess, since you can't just mix it in the sprayer. Also didn't seem to work on the grubs in my lawn.
Cons: troublesome, messy, didn't seem to work
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Review 19 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
My climbing hydrangea was being eaten rapidly by a black vine weevil grub - the nematodes I applied have resulted in a very healthy climbing vine that should produce very beautiful flowers for a long long time.
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
Midges have become almost imposible to control in the deep south. Pestisides have become useless in that the midges have evolved to be resistant to them. If you apply this product as instructed you can win against midges in your home, and on you and on your pets. I spray this item on my horses and it gets the midges and horse bot larve. As a bonus I find lots of dead spiders in barn and house. Works well on ceramic tile and hardwood floors and in mop water.