Gooseberry Sawfly Killer


Gooseberry Sawfly larvae can be controlled naturally and safely with Gooseberry Sawfly Killer nematodes, which are deadly to the Sawfly larvae but safe to humans and wildlife. Gooseberry Sawfly Killer contains Steinernema carpocapsae  nematodes, which offer effective control of Sawfly larvae.  These caterpillar like larvae can appear on plants from April-September. Once they are observed, spray Gooseberry Sawfly Killer direcly onto the larvae. Avoid applying on bright, sunny days, as nematodes are U.V sensitive and need humidity and moisture to operate effectively. 

How to apply

  • Choose an overcast or wet day. Spraying in the morning or evening can provide the right environment for the nematodes
  • Open and empty the sachet of nematodes into a bucket or container of 2.5 litres of water and mix thoroughly
  • Empty the mixed nematode solution into your sprayer and add another 5.5 litres of water
  • Spray the nematodes directly onto the Sawfly larvae ensuring good coverage
  • Use all the nematode solution contents, it cannot be stored once made up, you cannot overdose the nematodes or harm the plant with nematode treastments

One pack will treat an area up to 35 square metres or multiple Gooseberry bushes.

Repeat with further appliations of Gooseberry Sawfly Killer , if fresh infestations are observed in the growing season,