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  • Nematodes vs Grasshoppers

    Created by Philip on

    I’d like to use your Scanmask product (beneficial nematodes) to control grasshoppers in a vegetable garden but the garden is next to several ficus trees. I’ve read that some nematodes attack ficus roots. I don’t want to damage my trees. Are the nematodes in Scanmask safe to use around ficus?

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    Eric Vinje

    Scanmask® nematodes are what’s known as insect pathogenic nematodes. They do not harm plants or vegetation of any kind and only work on insect pests that spend part of their life-cycle in the soil.

    With that said, I do not think that nematodes will work well on grasshopper eggs as the egg cases contain a cork-like protective layer.

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