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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80%of customersrecommend this product41 of 51reviews
Rating Breakdown56 reviews
80%of customersrecommend this product41 of 51reviews
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
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 2 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.
14out of15found this review helpful.
Review 3 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
33out of33found this review helpful.
Review 4 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.
8out of9found this review helpful.
Review 5 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
24out of29found this review helpful.
Review 6 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
8out of12found this review helpful.
Review 7 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.
11out of12found this review helpful.
Review 8 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.
15out of15found this review helpful.
Review 9 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.
11out of11found this review helpful.
Review 10 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.
20out of20found this review helpful.
Review 11 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
9out of11found this review helpful.
Review 12 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.
14out of14found this review helpful.
Review 13 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.
8out of8found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
Our houseplants had been infested with fungus gnats for months and I was at my wits end trying to figure out how to get rid of them without harming the pets or children. This product worked within a week. The application was a little messy because you soak it in water and mix it with soil to make a mud that you cover the top of the potting soil in your houseplants. But it was well worth the mess since it only took one application to put an end to our gnat colony!
6out of6found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
I purchased these live nematodes in an attempt to use fewer pesticides and to be friendlier to the environment. Living in California, I have cut worms in the lawn, so raccoons come to dig the lawn to eat them, and I have small black ants in the garden and around the outside of the house, which eventually trail into the house to find food.
This product was new to me, so I carefully read the instructions to determine how to apply it. I used both a watering can and garden pump sprayer to apply the nematodes; both were easy methods of application. It has been about six weeks and I noticed the raccoons have stopped digging my lawn and I no longer have ants harvesting food inside the house, so apparently the nematodes have done what is expected of them.
I find this product very convenient to order online, easy to use, and recommend it for anyone wanting to eliminate pests from any area in their garden, lawn, or yard, and no longer need to use pesticides.
10out of10found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
I used this in North Caroline on the acre plus just around the house to get rid of Japanese beetles. The smelly gross bags just did not work. Although we had 8 acres, woods around us and large properties around us this worked. I had a tree that was so covered with beatles each year I did not know it was a plum tree until this did its magic. Now I am back in CA and hopeful this works here. The results are NOT immediate but they lasted for years without reapplying in NC so I am hopeful this works in CA. The ones I used in NC were from another site.
Pros: Durable, Great Quality
3out of5found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Beneficial Nematodes for Organic Pest Control
I have been using these for the last two years. I live in an area with a old stream and had an infestation of fleas, grubs, and ants. I use all sorts of pesticides and I saw no reduction. With my son and my dog being bit every time they went outside I had to do something. I saw the Lady in Red products and thought this could help. Did more research and found the nematodes, hurrah! Here is an answer to my prayers. It was within one month I could allow my dog and son to go outside and they came back in with nothing. This was late in summer of 2008; in 2009, I applied it late in spring and nothing. I tell everyone who complains about pests and not being able to get rid of them. I plan to continue this for as long as I am here.