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About Nematodes ...

Many of you have discovered the value of the beneficial nematodes over the years - so we are so excited to let you know we once again have those great jars of nematodes.  No more little blue sponge you absolutely have to use ASAP.  These guys are shelf stable (as long as that shlef is in the refrigerator) for several months. That means you can just treat a single area several times - like around the dog's kennel for fleas.  These natural “insect eating” nematodes do not harm people, plants, pets or other beneficials including bees, earthworms and ladybugs.

Long before the invention of synthetic pesticides, farmers relied on biological agents to deal with insect problems.  Beneficial nematodes are a part of this program. 

Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animal on earth.  While different species of nematodes can be good, bad or indifferent,  we can use the good ones (beneficial) to combat a wide variety of insect pests including weevils and soil dwelling grubs, fungus gnat, caterpillars, cutworms, fruit flies and most important for your pets—fleas.

Before and after applying nematodes, irrigate the ground.  Nematodes require a thin film of water for movement.  This will allow them to move and find their prey—the insects.  The product we have is best for "top dressing" areas but is can be sprayed to apply nematodes.  Make sure you do remove any filter screens that have mesh size smaller than 30 microns.

Most people see an improvement in the fleas population within a week.  And because the nematodes reproduce as they feed on their insect prey, the population grows and the flea population shrinks without any poisons.

And while you are bringing that flea population under control, the Pet Shampoo with Neem can bring great relieve to those pets with sensitive skin.  We have small Travel Size bottles available along with the 12 oz. size. 

 

 

 

Category: Planting Information

Please Note

Because Tropical and Subtropical Fruit trees require conditions that are sometimes not typical in our region or yours, we cannot be responsible for our plants once they leave the nursery.

*Currently we do not ship plants or fruit to California.

*Items over 3 gallons are sold for pick-up only. They will not be shipped.

Operating Hours

The Nursery is open every Friday & Saturday from 10 to 5.  Visit during other times do require an appoinitment.

Our produce is available at the Brownsville Farmers Market at Linear Park on Saturday (9 to Noon) and the South Padre Island Farmers Market on Sundays (11 to 1) with Frannie.

In McAllen it is available at the Market at Fireman's Park with Seth of Oleander Nursery on Saturday mornings.  

In the Mission area, the Market at Oleander RV Resort on Thursday afternoon (4:30 to 6:30) will also have our fruits.

 

Contact Hours

Monday thru Saturday 9:30 AM to 4 PM

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27510 Ted Hunt Rd. Bayview, Texas  
Ph. 956-233-4792 

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