Beneficial Insect Release


RTEC’s Beneficial Insect Release (BIR) Program is THE ONLY 100% ORGANIC SOLUTION for pest management on your property.  Why?  Because it doesn’t use any chemicals!  It only uses beneficial insects to control bad insects!

The program is based on the insect food chain. There are plenty of insects that can harm your trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and vegetable gardens. What better way to control them than using their natural predators? RTEC Arborists, trained in beneficial entomology,  will provide recommendations according to your property’s needs and release the beneficial predators or egg masses to restore the healthy and natural balance to your landscape. The date of service can be coordinated so that you and your children can be involved with the release, too.

Who Is Beneficial Insect Release (BIR) Program Suited For?

  • Environmentally conscious homeowners
  • Individuals sensitive to chemicals
  • Those concerned about their children and pets being exposed to chemically treated landscapes
  • Schools, Parks, Hospitals, Greenhouses, etc.
  • Anyone interested in eco-friendly solutions and lifestyle

Insects Used In Our BIR Program Include:

Green Lacewing


Praying Mantis

Green Lacewing


praying mantis

Green Lacewings larvae are very active predators as they like to feed on many soft-bodied insect pests like aphids, spidermites, thrips, whitefly, leafhoppers, and mealybugs. As adults, Green Lacewings feed on nectar, pollen, and honeydew making them great pollinators.

Ladybugs are welcomed by many people because of their attractive color and gentle nature. Gardens and homeowners have more reason to love them. Ladybugs satisfy their appetite by feeding off plant-eating insects like aphids. They waste no time as the ladybugs immediately begin to feed when they hatch.

The praying mantis is a familiar insect that most people marvel at when they come across one. While the praying mantis is a predator, it is harmless to people as it doesn’t bite or sting. These insects protect plants and gardens from any pest it can catch.