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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

Want to know more? Contact your Biobest advisor for tailored advice. 


Phasmarhabditis-System is gelformulated in a specially developed inert carrier and is delivered in the following units:

  • 12 million nematodes
  • 30 million nematodes

Local regulations may impose restrictions on the use of this product. Contact your authorities or contact your Biobest consultant.
We produce our products and solutions for professional growers in horticulture.

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