Biological Solutions For Pest Management Since 1950
RVI produces and distributes insects and other organisms, supplies and tools for biological control of pests. We are pioneers in the use of natural enemies in ecologically based pest management.
From Insects to Microbes to D-Vac
Biological control programs may include commercially available predators, parasites, pathogens and antagonists. We advise starting with biologically active soils that may get a boost from our line of inoculants. We have microbial and botanical pesticides when the natural enemies are a little too little or a little too late. Production scale programs are best designed based on the kind of monitoring only obtainabale using our D-Vac vacuum insect sampling equipment.
From Farms to Laboratories
Among our thousands of customers are small to mid size farms, orchards, greenhouses, nurseries, public gardens and gardeners. Our fly control programs treat small and large facilities that handle animal manure and waste. Hundreds of universities call RVI for organisms for research and instruction.
Cost Effective and Environmentally Sound
Our technical support centers on the Five Features of IPM, the theme of the latest edition of our Catalog of Beneficials. Programs for success consider the agricultural practices and other factors that influence the balance between predator and prey. Our bulletins offer insights based on many years of experience applying knowledge from Deke's Five Features. A new website is in the making with easier navigation to more information and perspectives you won't find anywhere else.
To Ask Questions or Place an Order
Call 800-248-2847 (BUGS) or 805-643-5407
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Got Ticks? balEnce fungal pathogen
Download in pdf format or call for print edition with the latest product availability and prices.
Biocontrol Beat Blog
News You Can Use including entertaining commentary about biological pest control.
Bug Farm Blog
for insights, questions, updates, stories and fun from the bug farm folks.
Fly Control Buzz Newsletter
summer edition features Jumbo Bag Fly Trap, Nzi Biting Fly Trap and newly released Dung Beetle Field Day DVD (links below).
RVI on YouTube
Our first YouTube video is about the poop cycle from Pat Richardson's talk at the Dung Beetle Field Day Linn, MO, in June. More great instructional videos are in the pipeline.
Dung Beetle Field Day DVD
Nzi Biting Fly Trap
Jumbo Bag Fly Trap