Wireworm Control

How much does wireworm cost you?

Wireworm is a tough soil insect to control. Attracted to grasses, its five-year life cycle means annual crop rotation won't reduce pressure.

Root and tuber crops like sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, carrots, and beets are especially vulnerable to wireworm damage.

We can help.

Reduce pressure, protect yield

At Persistent BioControl, we produce insect attacking nematodes that kill wireworm larva before they can damage your wheat. Our nematodes are microscopic worms that live in the soil. Just one application will protect your field for multiple growing seasons, lowering wireworm pressure and protecting valuable yield.

Our product can be applied through any center pivot or spray rig - no special equipment required. And you can apply anytime the soil temperature is above 50F.

Explore the Science.
You assisted us last May with the persistent nematodes for wireworm in sweet potatoes and we had no damage at all on the whole sweet potato crop! Last year we had over 80% damage! Thank you for all you do.
Argyle, NY

An Affordable, Long-Term Solution

Pricing starts at $150 / acre for our wireworm formula. Discounts are available for large orders. Since our nematodes are persistent, this is one-time expense that will pay dividends for years to come.

Learn more about pricing.

Application is Simple.

For fields with center pivot irrigation, our nematodes can be injected straight into the irrigation water.

Alternately, any ground spray rig can be used for application. To prepare the sprayer, flush the tank and all lines, then remove all screens and filters.

Download our spray rig application guide to learn more:

I have been very pleased with the results. Last year I could go into the wash barn and instantly know which field the carrots came out of as one field was treated and one was not. Perhaps that is not scientific peer reviewed data, but I am very happy with the persistent nematodes. Thanks for doing what you are doing - it definitely helps me stay in business.
Point de Bute, NB

The Science of Persistence

Curious about the 30+ years of research behind this innovative technology?  

…or perhaps this sounds too good to be true?

Discover the science behind persistence.

Cutting-Edge Integrated Pest Management

Join the hundreds of farmers from across the country who are incorporating our persistent biocontrol nematodes into their IPM strategy and recovering lost yield. With 70,000+ acres already applied, you can be confident that our product delivers the protection that your crops need.


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(for Bt-RW Traited Corn)



Wireworm Control

(for Wheat)



Black Vine Weevil Control

(for Hops)


Large order discounts available.  Minimum lead time from order to delivery is 4 weeks.

Get Started with Persistent

If you have any questions or need additional information, we will be happy to assist. Please take a few moments to fill out our contact form. Our team will be in touch to answer any questions and discuss your specific needs.

Or give us a call at +1(512) 817-4900.

We look forward to working with you and helping you get Persistent results.
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