We Love Bugs!!

Date: 26-02-2019

Integrated Pest Management - Bug Hotel            Warners Integrated Pest Management

Warners use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control insect pests in our plant growing process.  We combine biological, cultural and chemical practices to help eradicate the nasty bugs whilst encouraging our good bugs to stay longer.  Scattered throughout our 40 acres of growing beds you'll find our "Bug Hotels".  Reused apple boxes from an orchard just up the road provide the perfect setting for a range of flowering perennials that are selected to attract and retain the natural predators and parasites that naturally occurr in our area, as well as the selected species we introduce to control pests.


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Stacey is our bug lady.  With a sharp eye she meticulously monitors the population of the beneficial insects and uses selective pesticides for backup only when pests are unable to be controlled by our insect residents.