Nemaslug Nematode Slug Control

Answered by Gavin Posted in Category Pest Control & Nature

HI Gavin

Can you please tell me if I can use the application of nematodes on ground where I still have growing crops and flowers. I still have beetroot, potatoes, carrots and cabbage in ground on my allotment where I wish to make the effort to control the slug population. I also wish to apply the treatment to my flower beds at home where I have set out young plants, wallflowers, viola and dianthus which will hopefully give us a good show next year (if the slugs do not destroy them all!).


A reply at your earliest possible convenience would be very much appreciated .


Yours sincerely


Reuben B. Reynolds

Dear Reuben

The simple and quick answer to your question is yes, it's absolutely fine to use nematodes on areas where you still have growing vegetables etc. growing. 

Do follow the instructions supplied with them to maximise their effectiveness.


Best regards,

Gavin Hatt

Pest Expert
Harrod Horticultural

Meet the Author: Gavin Hatt
Gavin Hatt

Believe it or not I began my career as a cobbler, however, after 11 years in the trade I decided to pursue my boyhood dream of studying insects (this I had already been doing for much of my life!). Whilst studying towards this career change I applied for a part-time post in the entomology department at one of the UK's leading plant biological science research institutes. I was fortunate enough to secure the post, to which I have now occupied for 12 years full-time.


You need to be logged in to post a comment on this post. .

By Anon3rd October 2014

Many Thanks

Good evening Gavin Many thanks for your very prompt response to my query . I can now look forward to more slug-free beds on my allotment and less slug damage to my 'nursery-stage' flowers which I am growing on from small 'plug plants' that I purchased. Thank you again and best regards , Reuben B. Reynolds

Back To Top