Beneficial nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae, for sustainable effective control of palm weevil and borer grubs.  

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Palma-Life – preventative larvae protection for palm trees

Controls Red Palm Weevil and Palm Borer grubs

  • Protection from larvae of red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) and palm borer (Paysandisia archon)
  • Fast-acting - contains Steinernema carpocapsae nematodes with insect-killing symbiotic bacterium - kills grubs within 1-2 days of infecting them
  • Highly effective - between 12°C - 30°C
  • Easy to use – and safe for humans, animals and environment plus no pest resistance issues
  • Widely used in public spaces and tree nurseries - for Palm trees of the genera Phoenix and Washingtonia

How does it control pests?

  • Infectious juvenile nematodes penetrate the host through natural orifices
  • Once in the body cavity, the symbiotic bacteria are released killing host grub within 24 to 48 hours
  • The nematodes multiply in the cadaver and are released in search of other pest larvae

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