Flea Destroyer contains 7 million tiny organisms called Beneficial Nematodes. They have the ability to seek out and penetrate flea larvae that live in the soil. For effective flea control, it is important to attack fleas:
1. On the pet where they feed
2. In the carpet where they breed; and
3. Outdoors where they breed. Flea Destroyer is the vital third step: outdoor flea control
Control the flea life cycle by going after them before they emerge as adults. Flea Destroyer works beneath the soil as a pro-active step toward keeping your yard free of fleas.
RELEASE: Pour the entire contents of the container into a bucket of cool water. The amount of water is not critical, the more water you use the less concentrated the nematodes will be but will cover a larger area. Stir and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the nematodes to activate and leave the sawdust-like carrier material. They may be applied with a watering can, pump sprayer, or hose sprayer. If using a watering can, stir occasionally as you pour to keep the nematodes evenly distributed in the water (they will gradually sink to the bottom). If using a sprayer, each time you fill the sprayer, stir the bucket and pour through a kitchen strainer to filter out the carrier material. This material may be mixed into the soil since it will still contain some nematodes. Use the coarsest or highest rate setting on the sprayer to reduce damage to the nematodes as they come out of the nozzle.
COVERAGE: One container of Flea Destroyer will cover approximately 2000 square feet in ideal conditions. However, for best results we recommend covering about 1000 square feet. One application is normally enough to last one flea season, but if the problem persists use a second application.
RECOMMENDATIONS: It is very important to apply the Beneficial Nematodes out of direct sun light since the sun light will kill them. Evening releases are best. Since nematodes travel best in a moist environment, the area to be treated should be watered before application and for several days after application. This will allow the nematodes to travel the farthest in their search.
Now that you’ve learned more about the Beneficial Nematodes in Flea Destroyer, it’s time to add these wonderful insects to your garden. Like all beneficial insects, you can be sure that they’ll dine only on your garden’s pests and won’t harm the good bugs or your plants. They do not affect humans, animals, or plants. They are completely compatible with beneficial insects such as ladybugs, lacewings, and praying mantids and do not harm earthworms. Use our dealer locator to find a store near you!
NOTE – Refrigerate if not using immediately (35-50 degrees).