Need to get rid of oak processionary caterpillars?
The oak processionary caterpillar poses a challenge to local authorities and managers of (public) green spaces. Insecticide treatments cannot be used due to their effect on public health and the environment. That’s where our Entonem nematodes come in. The best biological solution for effective control of this pest that presents a health hazard in both rural and urban areas.
About Entonem nematodes
Our nematode product Entonem is based on the cold-tolerant species Steinernema feltiae. Nematodes are microscopically small (0.6 to 1 mm), unsegmented worms that occur naturally in the soil throughout the world. When the nematodes come into contact with the caterpillars, they penetrate them through their natural body openings. Inside the caterpillar the nematodes excrete specific bacteria from their digestive tract which convert the caterpillars' tissue into a food source on which nematodes feed and develop. This causes the caterpillars to die within a few days.
Reasons to start using Entonem
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