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Effective nematodes against slugs

What is Phasmarhabditis-System?
  • Contains the parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita
  • Effective in a temperature range between 5 °C and 30 °C
What are the benefits of Phasmarhabditis-System?
  • Fast control
  • Long-term protection against soil-dwelling slugs
  • No side effects on beneficials
  • Safe for people and environment
Which pests does Phasmarhabditis-System control?
  • Grey field slug (Deroceras reticulatum)
  • Brown field slug (Deroceras panormitanum)
  • Arion spp. (less than 1 gram)
  • Carinaria (Milax spp)
  • Greenhouse slug (Lehmannia valentiana)
  • Small snails (living in the substrate)
How does it control pests?
  • Infectious juvenile nematodes search for soil-dwelling slugs
  • They penetrate their prey through the respiratory opening under the mantle 
  • An infected slug stops eating after two days and shows a typical swelling of the mantle 
  • These nematodes are hermaphroditic and self-fertilising, which causes them to produce hundreds of offspring
  • When the snail starts to decompose, a new generation of nematodes disperses in search of their next prey
In which crops is Phasmarhabditis-System effective?
  • Several agricultural and horticultural crops


Phasmarhabditis-System is gelformulated in a specially developed inert carrier and is delivered in the following units:
  • 12 million nematodes
  • 30 million nematodes

Relevant crops

  • Strawberry
  • Public green

Relevant pests and diseases


Technical Sheet
Tank mix compatibility