5 Advantages of Beneficial Nematodes
December 7, 2015 | All About Nematodes
There are multiple ways of treating your lawn, garden or potted plants to kill pest insects. Beneficial nematodes are one solution, and are a great choice for safely combating a wide variety of pest insects. Below are some of the many advantages beneficial nematodes have over chemical pesticide alternatives:
(1) Beneficial Nematodes are an All Natural and Organic Form of Pest Control
Beneficial nematodes are naturally occurring predators of a wide variety of pest insects. Beneficial nematodes are a completely all natural and organic solution for combating many common pest insects.
(2) Beneficial Nematodes are Safe for People, Pets and Plants
Though beneficial nematodes actively hunt down and kill pest insects, they are non-toxic and completely safe for people, pets and plants. BioLogic’s nematodes are a great, safe alternative to harsh chemical pesticides and are safe for use around your children and pets in your home, lawn and garden.
(3) Pest Insects Do Not Build a Resistance to Beneficial Nematodes
Pest insects can build up a resistance to conventional chemical pesticides, meaning eventually stronger and harsher treatments are needed. This is not a risk with beneficial nematodes; insects do not build up a resistance to these natural pest predators!
The nematodes in BioLogic’s products target many common insect pests, but are completely harmless to many beneficials like ladybugs, praying mantises, earthworms and bees. You can safely use beneficial nematodes without fear of harming other non-target organisms unlike chemical pesticides.
Beneficial nematodes live in the soil and will generally live at levels high enough to control pest insect populations for around 18 months after application depending on conditions. This means that you can go much longer between treatments as compared to chemical pesticide alternatives.