Beneficial nematodes enter pests through the skin and once they are inside they release bacteria to kill the insect. These nematodes do not harm ladybugs, earthworms, or other beneficial insects and are harmless to plants and humans. Beneficial nematodes help to control countless pests including fire ants, flea beetles, cabbage root maggots, corn earworms, cucumber beetles, onion maggots, white grubs, cutworms, and wireworms.
How to Attract or Encourage:
- First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests.
Beneficial nematodes can be purchased on Amazon or sometimes bought at your local nursery. Simply mix the beneficial nematodes with water and spray or sprinkle into your garden area.