Nemasys Caterpillar and Codling Moth Killer is the simple solution to control Caterpillars, Codling Moth & Gooseberry Sawfly.
Each pack of Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection contains a unique mix of nematodes, which protects your plants, fruit and veg from caterpillars and a broad range of other pests.
Order our Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection programme and we will send 3 packs of Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection.
How it works:
Simply apply the Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection 3 times at 7 day intervals. (Each pack will treat up to 60 sqm of plants.)
Mix the first sachet of nematodes with water and apply with a sprayer directly to the affected plants making sure the nematodes come into contact with the Caterpillars, Codling Moth or Gooseberry Sawfly. (The nematodes enter the pest and kill them.)
The whole process is repeated 7 day later using the 2nd fresh pack of nematodes and again 7 days later using the last pack of nematodes
Store the sachets in a fridge and use them before the expiry date (approx 4 weeks).
To control Caterpillars:
Young caterpillars "graze" on the underside of leaves, but as they grow they cause more and more damage to leaves, flowers, growing tips and fruit. Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection is effective at controlling a wide range of caterpillars, but is harmless to children, pets and other wildlife and can be used on food crops up to harvest time. As Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection is a cure rather than a preventative measure, apply the nematodes when the caterpillars are 1st spotted (normally August / September) and re-apply as necessary to keep caterpillars at bay.
Apply as soon as the pest is first seen applying to all leaf surfaces where the caterpillars are present. Make sure to spray the pest itself with solution as caterpillars not directly sprayed will not be controlled
To control Codling Moths:
Codling Moth caterpillars are small and white with a brown head and they burrow into apples and pears in mid to late summer. Control colding / plummoth naturally by applying Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection in September / early October with a sprayer to the tree trunk, the main branches and the soil beneath the tree to kill the over-wintering larvae and pupae.
Apply September to October to the trunk of the tree/main branches and to an area of soil equal to the tree cover above.
To control Gooseberry Sawfly:
Gooseberry Sawfly is a devastating pest of - yes! gooseberry bushes. The sawfly caterpillar attacks the leaves in late spring and can quickly strip them -often just leaving the mid rib intact. Damage usually starts in late spring and can continue until mid summer as successive generations attack the leaves. Control Gooseberry Sawfly by spraying with Nemasys Fruit and Veg Protection when the sawfly caterpillars are 1st spotted - normally mid May.
For more infomation please see our fact sheet.