Field Guardian Nematode
Field Guardian Nematode
What is it?
Technically, “Field Guardian” is a combination of “Guardian” a sub strain of the Steinernematidae family, and “Lawn Patrol” is a sub strain of the Heterorhabditatid family. Beneficial, entomogenous (insect parasitic) nematodes. Nematodes are one of the most abundant groups of living creatures in the world, with species ranging from pests of plants and animals to beneficial species like this one. This microscopic creature can survive in oxygen rich water or in the root zone of your plants. “Field Guardian” will not harm plants, animals or humans.
What does it attack?
“Field Guardian Nematodes” actively searches for insects, insect pupa and insect larvae in places that are constantly moist. “Field Guardian Nematodes” can be used to control;
Japanese beetle grubs White grubs Army worms Cut worms Measuring worms (loopers) Southern rootworm Spruce budworm Webworms Sod webworms Wire worms Chinch bugs Algae gnats Fungus gnats Gall gnats Bark beetle Bess beetle Banded cucumber beetle Click beetle Colorado potato beetle Flea beetles Green June beetle Pine beetle May/June beetles Mexican bean beetle Scarab beetle Southern pine beetle Black fly European Crane Fly Fruit fly Saw flies European apply sawfly Field cricket Morman cricket Southern mole cricket Tawny mole cricket Common cockchafer European chafer Masked chafers Rose Chafer’s Carpenter moth Codling moth Annual bluegrass weevil Black vine weevil Boll weevil Pecan weevil Pine weevil Sweetpotato Weevil Peach tree borer Round headed borers Stem borer Wood borers Billbugs Bluegrass billbug Hunting billbug Imported fire ant Assassin bugs Stink bugs Apple leaf roller Black turf grass ataenius Gall midges Thrip Termites
Many other insects that spend part of their life cycle in the root zone can also be controlled. “Field Guardian Nematodes” do not kill other types of nematodes. We have been rearing beneficial nematodes since 1986, and have located a sub-strain we feel is far superior to those used in the past. Under ideal conditions, “Field Guardian” can survive more than 90 days without a host insect. Once “Field Guardian” locate and enter a host, it will kill the host, reproduce within it and the offspring will exit in search of more host insects; repeating the cycle.