Biological Control Agents

Since our beginning, we have developed many innovative rearing techniques. These have enabled F.A.R. to greatly increase production while reducing the cost of biological control.  F.A.R. has also pursued the research of other beneficial insects. Although Aphytis has always been the main commercial product of F.A.R., we have also sucessfully reared Goniozu legneri, Rhizobus lopanthae, Thripobius semiluteus, Metaphychus helovus, and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri.  Click on the pictures below to learn more about each biological agent.

Aphytis melinus
Decollate Snails

Recommended for control against: California Red Scale, Yellow Scale, and Oleander Scale

Natural Habitat: Citrus, Ornamentals, and Palms

Life Cycle: 14-15 days
 

Recommended for control against: Brown Garden Snail, Helix aspersa

Natural Habitat: Decaying vegetation and dead leaves

Life Cycle: 1-2.5 years
 

Brown Lacewing
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Anagryus pseudococci

Recommended for control against: Vine Mealybug, Citrus Mealybug, and other mealybug species

Natural Habitat: Citrus and Grapes

Life Cycle: 30-35 days
 

Recommended for control against: Vine Mealybug, Citrus Mealybug, Obscure Mealybug, and Longtail Mealybug

Natural Habitat: Citrus and Grapes

Life Cycle: 17-18 days
 

Tamarixia radiata

Recommended for control against: Soft-bodied insects, coccid insects, mealybugs, whiteflies, aphids, mites, psyllids, and insect eggs

Natural Habitat: Grapes, Citrus, Tree crops, and others

Life Cycle: 30 days (under laboratory conditions)
 

Recommended for control against: Asian Citrus Psyllid

Natural Habitat: Citrus

Life Cycle: 17-18 days

Available for commercial sale
 

Shipping: 
To ensure product quality, products are shipped UPS overnight unless otherwise specified by the client.  Second day and ground services are also available.  

 

Our products are guaranteed. If products are damaged, notify F.A.R., Inc. within 24 hours of delivery to receive a replacement.