Commercial Users


Associates Insectary is one of the largest producers of beneficial organisms in North America. We hand-raise our insects year round and because of this, we are consistently able to provide large quantities of fresh beneficials on short notice. More importantly, all of our beneficials are raised on live prey making them better adapted to searching for pests in the wild as opposed to those which wait to be feed an artificial diet.

Associates Insectary sells the vast majority of its beneficial organisms to commercial end users, such as large-scale farming and horticultural organizations and regional pest control programs. Associates Insectary is familiar with the needs of large-scale users because as a grower-owned cooperative, commercial growers are the owners of this Insectary. Our owners depend on Associates to produce high quality insects and to deliver them to their farms in a healthy state. Those same qualities are important to our commercial buyers and our good reputation, spread by positive word of mouth, has helped us to expand internationally over the last few years.

Proper timing of releases is critical to the success of any augmentative release program. Unlike other insectaries, Associates provides complete pest control services on thousands of acres of local crops. Our experienced staff of Pest Control Advisors (PCA) is also familiar with Integrated Pest Management programs for many crops. Our PCA’s can coordinate with your crop consultants and offer guidance for successful release programs including suggested use rates for your specific situation. Early on-site evaluations by your staff should be combined with historical pest records to establish the timing of when releases should begin.

We can provide custom packaging to meet your individual pest control needs. We also offer a variety of containers from which to choose from which best suit your release methods.

To retain our quality guarantee, all insects are freshly collected and shipped with nutrition to maintain vigor. Our beneficials are available for local pick-up or direct shipping. There is no shipping mark-up and we can use your existing shipping account for direct-to-you billing. Also, online payment is available.

Because of high seasonal demand during critical crop periods, customers are requested to coordinate ultra-large orders with our staff well ahead of the desired shipping date.

For pricing quotes and additional information on beneficial organisms, contact

Beneficial Organisms Producer
Beneficial Organisms Producer