Heterohabditis bacteriophora

Hb nematodes are microscopic, indigenous, naturally occurring nematodes of the species Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Hb).

They are insect pathogens (pathogen=disease-causing), specializing in certain pests, and are used as beneficial insects in biological pest management.

Against which pests can Hb nematodes be used?

  • Black vine weevil larvae (Otiorhynchus spp.)
  • grubs of garden chafer, June beetle, welsh chafer, cockchafer, Japanese beetle
  • Corn rootworm

Good to know.

Against many other pests our Sf-nematodes, Hd-nematodes or
Sc-nematodes are in use.

Our products with Hb nematodes:


Control black vine weevil larvae with Hb nematodes



Control grubs of the garden chafer, welsh chafer, summer chafer and japanese beetle biologically


nema-green® Cockchafer

Control cockchafer grubs biologically with Hb nematodes

nema-green® Cockchafer

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