Greenhouse Pest Control Resources
Please note that some of these suppliers are producers of their product whereas others are simply distributors. Those that do produce their own critters often charge less and have a fresher product. Do some shopping around because prices and quality may vary greatly.
Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America is a web and print publication of the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. It is one of the most comprehensive lists of suppliers of beneficial organisms used for biological control. Suppliers are located in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. You can find this list here.
For specific questions about a particular pesticide,
call the National Pesticide Telecommunications Network: 1-800-858-7378
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Alternative Garden Supply. Inc., www.alternativegarden.com, P.O. Box 662, Cary IL 60013, 1-800-444-2837
Carries beneficial critters and other pest-controls. Mostly carries hydroponic systems, CO2 generators, lighting supplies and other indoor garden products.
Applied Bionomics, 11074 W. Saanich Rd., Sidney, BC, Canada V8L 3X9
If you are in Canada, this is a great source. If you are from the United States, you may need to get an importation permit to have bugs mailed across international borders.
NOTE: To purchase insects from foreign countries, you must first obtain an import permit. Write to the USDA PPQ/APHIS, Federal Center Bld., Hyattsville, MD 20782. Ask for Permit Number 526.
Arbico, www.arbico-organics.com, P.O. Box 4247 CRB, Tucson, AZ 85738, 1-800-827-2847
Also known as Arizona Biological Control. They have a good selection of beneficial insects, many for the greenhouse. Also other helpful products for growing plants.
Beneficial Insectary, www.insectary.com, 14751 Oak Run Road, Oak Run, CA 96069, 1-800-477-3715
Carries beneficial critters for controlling aphid, whitefly, mites, and more.
Biocontrol Network, http://www.biconet.com. , 5116 Williamsburg Rd. Brentwood TN 37027 1-800-441-2847
Carries an extensive list of greenhouse pest-control critters and products. Informative catalog
Bionide Products, Inc., www.bonide.com, Oriskany, NY 13424
Produces a number of garden insecticidal products. This site is not so much for the purchase of these products but is intended to educate the public about what they offer. Probably the one product best suited for the greenhouse gardener is their “Bon-neem insecticidal soap” product. It contains a comination of the botanical insecticide, Neem and soap.
Charley’s Greeenhouses & Indoor Growing Supplies, www.charleysgreenhouse.com, 17979 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, 1-800-322-4707
Carries a wide variety of greenhouse beneficial critters for the home greenhouse gardener as well as an extensive line of greenhouse supplies. Great catalog! Great folks!
Do My Own Pest Control, www.domyownpestcontrol.com, This is a great site with an extensive list of products. Both earth safe, organic and otherwise.They offer free advice.
Gardens Alive!®,www.gardens-alive.com, 5100 Schenley Place, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 1-812-537-8650
Informative catalog with a wide selection of many biological-based pest-controls, including beneficial predators parasites, beneficial nematodes, fertilizers and much more.
Greenfire, www.greenfire.net, 2527A Hwy 32 West, Chico CA 95973, 1-800-859-8307
These folks carry a wide variety of pest control materials along with organic hydroponic supplies, lighting materials and more.
The Green Spot, Ltd., www.greenmethods.com, 93 Priest Rd. Nottingham NH 03290-6204, 1-603-942-8925
Carries an extensive selection of beneficial critters for the greenhouse. They also carry natural sprays, Tangletrap, books, supplies and more. The Green Methods Catalog by the folks at the Green Spot is winner of my Best of Show Award for having the most informative and fun to read pest control catalogs on the market. Write them for a catalog! It reads like a good novel, only everything really happens!
Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery, www.harmonyfarm.com, 3244 Gravenstein Hwy. North Sebastopol, CA 95472, 1-707-823-9125
Carries a wide variety of growing supplies, pest-controls and beneficial insects.
Hydro-Gardens, Inc., www.hydro-gardens.com, P.O. Box 9707, Colorado Springs, CO 80932, 1-800-634-6362
Offers a wide variety of biological and other pest-control supplies and sprays for the commercial grower but also sells to the hobbyist.
International Technology Services, Inc., www.beesandbugs.com. , P.O. Box 75, Lafayette CO 80026, 1-303-661-9546
Carries a full line of beneficial critters and many biological-based sprays for the greenhouse. Carries the harder to find Aphelinus abdominalis and Aphidius ervi. Caters to both the small and larger growers. Inventory is expanding. Knowledgeable staff, quality products.
IPM Laboratories, www.ipmlabs.com, Main St., Locke, NY 13092-0099, 1-315-497-2063
This company produces a very informative catalog and newsletter with helpful, expert information on using its many beneficial insects for greenhouses. Carries whitefly egg parasites and predators as well as a number of wasp parasites for aphid control including the difficult to find Aphelinus abdominalis and Aphidius ervi. They always carry a quality product.
Kunafin, www.kunafin.com , Rt. 1 Box 39, Quemado TX 78877 1-800-832-1113
Carries ladybugs, lacewings and controls for house and barn flies.
Ladies in Red, www.ladiesinred.com, P.O. Box 2639, La Pine OR 97739, 1-541-536-6212
Caries ladybugs (now I get the great name!) praying mantis and beneficial nematodes and more.
M&R Durango, Inc., www.goodbug.com, P.O. Box 886, Bayfield, CO 81122. A.k.A. The Goodbug Company, (970) 259-3521
Carries Encarsia formosa, thrips predator, spider-mite predator, green lacewing and more.
Mellinger’s Nursery, www.mellingers.com, 2310 W. South Range Rd., North Lima, OH 44452-9731, 1-800-321-7444
Carries ladybugs, beneficial nematodes, Tanglefoot™ and Tangle Trap™ , sprays, equipment, and more.
Nature’s Control, firstname.lastname@example.org, P.O. Box 35, Medford, OR 97501, 1-541-899-8318
Carries a wide variety of beneficial critters for the greenhouse and hydroponic supplies. Informative catalog.
Neem Resources, The Ahimsa Alternative, Inc., www.neemresource.com, 5317 Whiting Avenue, Edina, MN 55439, 1-877-USE-NEEM, 405-528-0280
Carries pure Neem Oil & Karanja Oil and other Neem products for natural pest controls.
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, www.groworganic.com, P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA, 1-888-784-1722
This is an extensive catalog of seeds, supplies, beneficial insects, pest-control products and more.
Planet Natural, www.planetnatural.com, 1612 Gold Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715, 1-800-289-6656
Carries beneficial critters and a wide variety of natural-based gardening products.
Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Inc., www.rinconvitova.com, P.O. Box 1555, Ventura, CA 93002-1555, 1-800-248-2847
Carries a wide variety of pest-control supplies and beneficial critters. Has large selection and have been in the business longer than most.
Victor Pest and Safer Pest Control Products,www.victorpest.com, 1-800-800-1819
Carries a full line of poison free and least toxic pest control products. There is a search feature on pests, what they are, what diseases they may carry, and how to prevent infestations.
We Gro-Rite,1482 Fairview Rd., Andrews NC 28901, 1-828-321-4371
These folks specialize in plants and growing systems for strawberry production in greenhouses but they also carry some beneficial insects and provide consulting services with pest control. Especially helpful for greenhouse strawberry growers.
Worm’s Way, http://wormsway.com, 7850 North Highway 37, Bloomington IN 47404, 1-800-274-9676
Urban Farming Source Book™, carries beneficial critters for the home greenhouse gardener, hydroponic, lighting, books and other greenhouse and indoor gardening supplies