About Associates Insectary
Associates Insectary is a grower-owned agricultural pest control cooperative based in Santa Paula, California focused on providing our grower-members with premium quality Integrated Pest Management services. We provide pest consultations, beneficial insect releases, and spray applications to protect over 6,000 acres of citrus and avocado groves owned by our Members. As a grower-owned cooperative, Associates operates on a break-even basis, motivated not by profit, but solely by providing high quality beneficial and pest control services to our grower-members. In more recent years, our Associations reputation for producing high-quality beneficial insects and mites has allowed us to expand our business beyond our local region and into markets throughout North and Central America and the Far East.
The purposes of the Association:
a. To engage in any activity in connection with the purchase, hiring or use by its members of supplies, machinery, equipment or services for the eradication or control of all insects, pests, parasites or otherwise, by whatever name is known, which may affect or concern any horticultural or farm product; or in the Financing of any such activity.
b. To investigate insects, pests, parasites, or otherwise, by whatever name know, which may affect or concern any horticultural or farm product, and to develop supplies, machinery or methods for the eradication or control of same.