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How to eradicate Vine Weevil.

Friday, 23 September 2016  |  SimplySeed

One of the most troublesome of all garden pests is the vine weevil. During the spring and summer months, adult beetles attack and damage plant foliage, whilst the larvae are busy eating the plant’s roots underground. It can be very difficult to control the adults as they move freely from plant to plant during the night feeding and laying eggs in the soil. It’s therefore much easier to kill the larvae and disrupt the life cycle.

The signs

Leaf damage is visibly obvious as the Adult weevils cause irregular-shaped notches in leaf margins during the summer. However root damage caused by the young larvae is not so obvious. The plump white legless grubs have light brown heads and are up to 10mm long. They are likely to be found among the roots. Plants wilt and die, or may appear to have stunted growth as a result of grubs devouring the roots.

Many types of plants including decorative pot plants and fruit can become victim to the vine weevil and damage can occur anytime throughout the growing season. If left untreated the result can lead to certain plant death, so if you suspect your plants, especially those in pots and containers, are under attack then now is the time to take action.

Safe and effective treatment

Pesticides can harm the environment and can also be dangerous if used in areas frequented by children or pets, so a safe, natural biological control method is the solution. Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer is both safe and highly effective in the control of vine weevil grubs. The treatment consists of natural nematodes, a tiny parasitic worm that feeds solely on vine weevil larvae. Applied to the soil between March and October, the nematodes will actively seek out the vine weevil larvae, feed on them and then multiply ensuring effective control.

When to apply

To prevent the vine weevil grubs from overwintering in the soil or compost, ready to wreak havoc again in the spring, apply Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer in the next few weeks before the soil temperature falls below 5˚C.

If possible it is recommended that you apply Vine Weevil Nematodes twice a year once in the Spring and once in the Autumn. For effective control, simply add the nematodes to a watering can and apply directly to the soil.

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