Adult vine weevils feed on plant foliage during summer and autumn, taking "U" shaped notches from the edge of the leaf. Adults are about 1cm long, brownish black with drab yellow spots on their backs. They are nocturnal and unable to fly, but being quick moving if disturbed are difficult to spot. They are fond of rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas as well as herbaceous plants. They only munch the edge of the leaf, which is unsightly and it's a good indication of vine weevil activity, so check for the more destructive grubs Vine weevil grubs attacking the roots of plants from late summer until the following spring. The grubs over-winter in the roots and emerge as adults in late spring / summer. These adults lay eggs in the rootballs of plants. The eggs hatch and feed before over-wintering and then the whole process starts again.Vine weevil grubs grow to about 1cm and are creamy coloured and crescent shaped with an orange head. Affected plants will wilt even though the soil/compost is moist and as more of the roots are destroyed the plant will eventually topple over. Control vine weevil naturally by applying Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer. Unlike chemical controls, Nemasys® Vine Weevil Killer kills the vine weevil grubs BEFORE they attack the plants and is so safe you can use on pot plants both in the greenhouse and conservatory, oin containers outside, anywhere in the garden and it's SAFE for food crops such as strawberries and herbs! Nemasys® contains the natural nematode, Steinernema Kraussei, which is effective at controlling vine weevil grubs. It comes as a powder,which is easy to use - just mix with water and apply like a liquid feed to the soil around the roots. Once applied, the nematodes seek out the vine weevil grubs and invade them. They multiply inside the grub turning it brown and papery before it disintegrates.The nematodes are then released back into the soil to get rid of more grubs. Easy!
Kills vine weevil grubs and nothing else. Pack treats 12sqm/160 pots
Kills vine weevil grubs as they attack plant roots
Harmless to you, children pets and wildlife.This is a perishable product with an expiry date of about 2 weeks.
Apply in greenhouses or conservatories at any time of year. Treat plants in containers and in the garden from March to September. This is a perishable product please order 10-14 days before you need to use it.
Easy to apply-mix with water and apply with a watering can just like liquid feed