Bugs For Bugs is a leader in providing beneficial organisms (insects and nematodes) for biological pest management. These organisms are natural enemies of the pest. In nature, these organisms control the pest in an equilibrium. Our modern living and farming methods disrupt this equilibrium and thus cause high pest populations. Most people then use chemical pesticides to control the pests. However, as is becoming more apparent, pesticide use has resulted in many unforeseen and negative side effects. Some examples are harm to non-target species (including humans and pets), contamination of soil and water systems, and pesticide resistence; a well documented effect of over reliance on pesticides. Pesticide resistance results in the pests becoming immune to the pesticides, and thus more toxic and harmful pesticides are created and used to combat the pests.
There is another solution, one that has been around long before humanity. It is called Biological Control, and is part of a larger system of pest control. That system is called Integrated Pest Management, commonly referred to as IPM. Bugs for Bugs endorses all elements of IPM for controlling pests. By using natural enemies of pests as the cornerstone of an IPM program, most users have eliminated the necessity of using pesticides to controlling those pests. Contact Bugs For Bugs for more information on how to use all the elements of IPM to control your pest problems.
Bugs For Bugs provides two basic types of natural enemies for controlling pests:
- Fly parasites for controlling filth flies (stable & house fly, etc.). these are the flies that get out of control in any type of operation that has animals that produce large amounts of manure.
- Trichogramma sp. (tiny parasitic wasps) for controlling the egg stage of many Lepidoptera pests (ex., European Corn Borer in sweet corn).
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