Biological Controls

Plant Protection: Biological Controls

Biological Controls

Things have changed in the gardening world since the days when there was a spray for everything and everything got sprayed.

Biological controls are in many ways more effective than old-fashioned chemical treatments. Better for the environment as well since they target the pest not our friends the predators that eat them.

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Aphid Control using Ladybird Larvae

Aphid Control using Ladybird Larvae

Aphid Control using Ladybird Larvae is the answer to your outdoor aphid problems; the larvae can eat 100-150 aphids per day and can be used on a wide variety of outdoor plants.

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Spider Mite Control

Spider Mite Control

Spider mite control uses persimilis predatory mites that are capable of devouring large numbers of the spider mites and breed very rapidly. The persimilis mite is effective at higher temperatures (+ 20C) and can also be used outdoors in the height of summer.

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Whitefly Control

Whitefly Control

Whitefly Control uses a tiny parasitic wasp (encarsia formosa) and has been used to control whitefly from 1926; supplied as pupae on cards which are simply hung in a shady position throughout the crop.

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Mighty Mite

Mighty Mite

Mighty Mite is a real greenhouse, compost heap and even chicken coup superhero, ridding your garden soil of bad guys such as small vine weevil larvae, cutworms, fungus gnats (aka sciarid flies), springtails, caterpillars and the maggots of many pesky flies too.

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Nemasys Codling Moth Killer

Nemasys Codling Moth Killer

Nemasys Codling Moth Killer can be used as both a stand-alone or follow-up treatment to keep a check on codling moth larvae in the late summer and autumn.

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Nemasys Caterpillar Killer

Nemasys Caterpillar Killer

Each pack of Nemasys Caterpillar Killer contains 3 applications of 20 million naturally occurring beneficial nematodes (steinernema carpocapse) which will successfully control caterpillars on an area of up to 40 sq metres. Start applying Nemasys Caterpillar Killer in July and watch your garden population of these destructive pests decrease as the nematodes get to work; the caterpillar killer is supplied in three packs, and a pack a week should be applied for the three week period to ensure complete control.

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Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer

Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer

From the renowned range of Nemasys natural pest control comes Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer - and you will need it if your lawn has developed brown patches and the grass has little root growth as the chances are you have got leatherjackets (the larvae of the cranefly or daddy longlegs).

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Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer

Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer

Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer is just the thing for gardeners who have had their pot and border plants mysteriously killed by the underground, root-feeding menace of vine weevil larvae. These greedy grubs live in the soil, feed on plant roots - even burrowing into corms, tubers and rhizomes - and not surprisingly cause plants to wilt, keel over and even die.

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Grow Your Own Pest Control

Grow Your Own Pest Control

Grow Your Own Pest Control takes the guesswork out of garden pest control and makes life in the garden so much simpler; there\'s no more trying to remember what spray or predator you need to control specific pests or when to apply them.

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Nemaslug Slug Killer

Nemaslug Slug Killer

Nemaslug Slug Killer is fast gaining a reputation as the organic way of winning the battle against garden slugs, and as one application of nemaslug can provide up to 6 weeks protection it is a cost effective slug killer as well.

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Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer

Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer

Nemasys Chafer Grub Killer will put a stop to the lawn-decimating activities of Chafer Grubs and also help bring to a halt the secondary lawn damage cause by birds, foxes and badgers as they attempt to dig up the grubs to eat.

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