Controlling Scale Insects naturally with Scale Nematodes
Used to control and naturally protect your plants from scale insects as soon as they are spotted. It can be hard to spot the scale insect, but signs to look out for include a yellowing of upper leaves, a clear and sticky substance (honey dew) on the lower leaves, and a sooty mould on the plant. The insects themselves are motionless, and you will find them stuck to both the stem and the underside of leaves.
For use both in greenhouses and outdoors. Outdoor use must be carried out when the temperature exceeds 14 degrees C. For indoor use i.e. greenhouse or conservatory, plants can be sprayed at any time of year as long as the temperature is 14 degrees C or above.
The nematodes need the leaf and stems of the plant to be moist (so that they can swim to the scale insects. Once there they produce bacteria which kill the scales. It takes approx 12 hours for this to happen, so the plant surfaces must be kept moist for this time.
The scale nematodes are to be applied three times at three week intervals. So we SEND YOU THREE dispatches, one pack every three weeks. Each sachet is sufficient to treat approx 10m2 or 5 large plants.
For further instructions, follow the directions on the pack.