Turf pests. Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa. Natural and safe solutions

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Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

Underground insect, of brown colour, between 35 and 50 mm that causes enough damages in the natural grass. It has very developed front legs and adapted to dig galleries in which it lives underground during the winter.

In spring they rise to the surface where they feed on the roots of the plants and start large numbers of them with the galleries that they do underground.

DAMAGE:

Dry stains of grass as well as small deposits of earth fruit of its excavations.

SOLUTION:

Treatment with Nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae.

WHEN:

From the end of February until the month of May together with Natusys.

The small surfaces can be treated with Nemasprayer: a special sprayer designed for treatment of small surfaces.

Nematodes are natural enemies and not dangerous to humans and animals. They can be used safely and there is no need for protective clothing.

 

Investigate the presence of Gryllotalpa first before starting treatment!

 

 

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