About Bugs for Bugs
The Bugs for Bugs insectary is located at the site of the old butter factory in Mundubbera. We operate more than 50 climate controlled rooms for the production of our biological control agents.
Beneficial insect production is very challenging. Maintaining continuous insect production of each beneficial species requires constant monitoring of the rearing systems and attention to detail. Bugs for Bugs uses around 250 tonnes of butternut squash and 24 tonnes of wheat per year for its beneficial insect production.
There are four main rearing systems:
- beneficial insects for scale insects
- beneficial insects for mealybugs
- moth parasites and lacewings
- fly parasites for control of nuisance flies
Our company has a long history of experience in crop monitoring to assist growers in achieving good IPM. We have provided IPM consulting sevices in countries such as Thailand, Jordan and Morocco.
Bugs for Bugs also offers contract research to evaluate IPM compatible materials including their effect on biological control agents.