Nematode Slug Destroyer

Answered by Gavin Posted in Category Pest Control & Nature

Dear Gavin

Hi there can you help me please? I have just used Nematode slug destroyer and have watered it onto my lettuce plants. Are they now safe to eat or will I have to destroy them? There was no info on the packet about this?   Regards Jenny green

Hi Jenny

The nematodes used against slugs and other garden pests are harmless to us, they wouldn't tolerate our body temperature etc. However, this does not mean I would recommend anyone purposely consuming them!

Thoroughly wash your lettuce before serving and it will be absolutely fine, no need to destroy it.
Many thanks for your query,
Gavin  Hatt
Pest Control 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.


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