Tip Top Bio-Control is a family owned
business with our headquarters located in Ventura County, California.
Tip Top has been in business since
1986, providing customers with many different varieties of insects.
Our facility in Ventura County is operated on a 125-acre produce
farm. Our main indoor building is 10,000 square feet with 2 environmentally
controlled cells. We have numerous other buildings where we rear
various species of insects. We supply a wide variety of organic
fertilizers. We produce many different varieties of insects and
what we do not produce we either distribute for, or CO-OP with
Our claim to fame over the years has
been our everlasting supply of Ladybugs. We are a permitted collector
of Hippodamia convergens (Ladybugs). We supply many distributors,
retail garden shops, large organic growers, garden enthusiasts,
city municipalities, museums, interior-scape companies, catalog
sales companies and everything in between with most of their
beneficial insect needs.
Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs
"As mother nature
had intended, Good bugs will Rule over Bad bugs"
"A Company That
Cares for the Environment"
Our commitment is obvious from the
recycle / re-use programs that we implement internally, the re-use
of shipping boxes and packing material to the use of recycled
building materials used around our facility. Our entire staff
is extremely conscientious of our "Mother Earth".
Entomologists are people who study
insects. For many years Entomologists have known of many types
of insects that are beneficial to man and the environment. Tip
Top Bio-Control uses this knowledge and experience to offer you
a wide variety of beneficial insects. We want to help the end
user to achieve biological control (Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs).
Why use Bugs instead
Chemicals have been the most widely
used form of pest control since the late 30's. Most people have
been successfully taught by insecticide advertising to fear and
hate all insects. With the ever-increasing concern of the environment,
increased resistance by pests to chemicals and the rising costs
of chemicals the use of beneficial insects is on the rise! Consumer
purchasing of natural pest control has increased more than 300%
since 1989. People concerned with their environment, families
with children, people sensitive to chemicals, and people with
health problems especially welcome this alternative to chemicals.
The idea of biological control has been around for many centuries.
The United States has only been using biological control for
about a century. Tip Top Bio-Control wants to be your partner
to see Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the use of alternatives
to chemicals, become the standard for pest control in the future.
More about Beneficial
Beneficial insects are generally divided
into two categories; parasites and predators. The Ladybug is
an example of a predator, it consumes bad bugs such as aphids,
immature whiteflies, spider mites and many other soft-bodied
insect pests. An example of a parasite is the Fly parasite, which
uses the pest (in this case the Filth fly) as the host or vehicle
to reproduce. The parasites lay their eggs in or around the host
pest, which kills the pest and provides a food source for the
future offspring of the parasite.
Beneficial insects attack your pest
problem by reducing the number of pests to below damaging levels.
So, instead of using harmful insecticides, try creating a complete
line of defense the Natural Way!