Beneficial Nematodes (Scanmask®)
In a moist, dark environment Beneficial Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae) kill almost all pests. Therefore, they are ideally suited to combat insects in and on the soil and those that bore into wood, trees and shrubs.
These microscopic, worm-like parasites actively hunt, penetrate and destroy over 230 different pests including fleas, fungus gnats, black vine weevils and white grubs. Naturally occurring, they are not harmful to people, pets, plants or earthworms and will continue working for 18 months.
Available size: Pint (16 oz) — contains 10 million active units and treats 285-550 square feet, or 1,050 4-inch pots. Instructions for care and release are provided with each order.
Price includes Priority Mail Shipping. Orders received by Friday 10:00 AM (EST) will ship the following Monday or Tuesday. Please indicate at Checkout if delayed shipping is desired or give us a call at 1-800-289-6656.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Scanmask comes premixed with vermiculite which is used as a carrier. They should be released as soon as possible. Do not release during the sunny part of the day, but rather wait until evening. If immediate release is inconvenient, you may refrigerate at 38˚F to retain full potency for several months. DO NOT FREEZE.
Apply anytime grubs and larvae are feeding on plant roots, and when soil temperatures are above 32˚F. To apply, simply spread by hand over infested area and water. Killing action begins 24 hours after application.
Worm-Like Parasite Attacks Insect Pests – Planet Natural Blog, October 20th, 2014
Planet Natural guarantees live, timely delivery of our beneficial insects. However, to ensure live delivery, it is important that you receive your order when it arrives. Once your order has shipped, a Fed Ex tracking number will be sent to you via email announcing when your package will be delivered. We will NOT be responsible for “live shipments” left unattended at your doorstep. Please make contingent arrangements to have them picked up by a neighbor or delivered to a work address if you will not be home during the day.