Feeds underground on roots and stem-bases from mid/late summer through winter, severely weakening or killing plants. Mainly a problem in container plants, but can cause serious damage to strawberries and some plants in borders. Larvae are ‘C’ shaped, cream coloured with a brown head. Control with parasitic nematodes (H.bacteriophora). These microscopic worms feed and multiply inside the vine weevil larvae causing death. Supplied as an easy-to-mix powder to be diluted with water before use. Apply to moist compost/soil using a watering can or sprayer. Whilst an autumn treatment is the most effective, a follow up treatment can be applied in the spring. Use H.bacteriophora in April and September or when the temperature is above 12°C.
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