Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes
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Hydro-Gardens
8765 Vollmer Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908-4710
(888) 693-0578
(719) 495-2266
hgi@hydro-gardens.com


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ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON (MT. TIME)
THURSDAY TO SHIP THE FOLLOWING WEEK

All living beneficials will be sent by
2 Day Air or NEXT Day Air


Guardian Nematodes - Steinernematid Spp.

Lawn Patrol - Heterorhabditatid Spp. also available

What is it?
Technically, "Guardian" is a sub strain of the Steinernematidae family, and "Lawn Patrol" is a sub strain of the Heterorhabditatid family. Beneficial, entomogenous (insect parasitic) nematodes. Nematodes are one of the most abundant groups of living creatures in the world, with species ranging from pests of plants and animals to beneficial species like this one. This microscopic creature can survive in oxygen rich water or in the root zone of your plants. "Guardian / Lawn Patrol" will not harm plants, animals or humans.



Guardian Pictured

What does it attack? - Click Here to see a list of specific insects.
"Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes" actively searches for insects, insect pupa and insect larvae in places that are constantly moist. Among the more than 250 susceptible insect pests are: cutworms, corn rootworms, strawberry root weevils, European corn borers, white grubs, sod webworms, termites, and many other insects that spend part of their life cycle in the root zone. We use "Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes" to control thrips, "fungus gnats" (relating to several thousand species of flies in the same family ) and other root zone pests. "Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes" do not kill other types of nematodes. We have been rearing beneficial nematodes since 1986. We have located a sub-strain we feel is far superior to any used in the past. Under ideal conditions, "Guardian" can survive 90 days or more without a host insect. Once "Guardian" locate and enter a host, it will kill the host, reproduce within it and the offspring will exit in search of more host insects; repeating the cycle.

Produced by Hydro-Gardens
Hydro-Gardens raises "Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes" to insure freshness, quality and prompt shipping to our customers. They are reared on ‘insect hosts’. Only those "Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes" that promptly kill host insects, are selected for reproduction. We know they work, because we document their behavior. If "Guardian" can enter a host insect, they will kill the insect within 24 - 48 hours, then reproduce within the insect, thus providing long-term control.

Why use "Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes"?
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The one problem that we perceive with most biological control items is they only work for specific pests. If a different pest enters your operation and you do not have a specific predator or parasite for that pest; this may force you to use an insecticide, probably killing your beneficials along with the pest. The biological battlefield needed a ‘broad spectrum’ killer to help combat these ‘other’ pests. We believe "Guardian" provides this needed ‘broad spectrum’ biological insect control.

Storage and Application
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"Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes" are usually applied in the evening, directly into the soil or growing media, however some growers spray their foliage in the evenings and report successful results against some insects on their foliage by using Sunspray Ultra-Fine oil to protect the nematodes from desiccation. "Guardian" can be temporarily stored in a refrigerator at 40o-50oF. You should mix the package into one gallon of water to create a concentrate. "Guardian" can withstand pressures up to 300 PSI, therefore, you can apply them using your injector system, or dilute them with more water and use a pump sprayer, hose-end sprayer, watering can or pail. They will survive in oxygen rich water; such as nutrient film technique (NFT) systems, but may "drown" if you leave them in standing water for more than 24 hours. "Watering in" will help "Guardian / Lawn Patrol Nematodes" migrate to the protected area within root zone. Great for the greenhouse or outdoors!!

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Part # Description Qty /
 Pack
Application
 Rate
Qty 1 Qty 2 Qty 3 -
5P385A Guardian/Lawn Patrol Mix 1 Mil . 1 Mil / 2-3000 ft2 $11.45 $10.05 $9.45
5P385B Guardian/Lawn Patrol Mix 6 Mil . 6 Mil / 12-15,000 ft2 $38.90 $37.40 $36.40
5P385C Guardian/Lawn Patrol Mix 24 Mil . 24 Mil / acre $132.80 $116.30 $113.30
5P393A Guardian/Gnat Patrol Mix 1 Mil 1 Mil / 2-3000 ft2 $11.45 $10.05 $9.45
5P393B Guardian/Gnat Patrol Mix 6 Mil 6 Mil / 12-15,000 ft2 $38.90 $37.40 $36.40
5P393C Guardian/Gnat Patrol Mix 24 Mil 24 Mil / acre $132.80 $116.30 $113.30
5P450 Field Guardian 240 Mil . 1 / 10 acres $593.40 $573.40 -

ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON (MT. TIME)
THURSDAY TO SHIP THE FOLLOWING WEEK

All living beneficials will be sent by
2 Day Air or NEXT Day Air

Estimated Shipping Rates For Orders Shipped
From Hydro-Gardens:

UPS 2nd Day 1 pound rate $25.00 - $40.00
UPS Next Day 1 pound rate $55.00 - $75.00
During periods of high temperatures, we will require next day shipping but we will split the freight with our customers.
This is to guarantee the bugs arrive alive.
It's the only way when it's hot.

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Stiky Traps - Click Here for more information.

Many insects are attracted to the color yellow. These insects can be captured by hanging cards around your plants. Captured adults will not lay any more eggs on your plants. Yellow Stiky traps provide a means of controlling the flying stages of most pest insects.

"Fly-Barr" Insect Barrier - Click Here for more information.

When your exhaust fans are running, your intake vents are like a vacuum cleaner catching everything flying near the vents. Covering these intake vents with INSECT BARRIER will greatly reduce the introduction of unwanted pests into your greenhouse. Clean INSECT BARRIER reduces your airflow less than 5%.


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Hydro-Gardens
8765 Vollmer Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908-4710
888-693-0578
hgi@hydro-gardens.com

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