Our first step in pest control is growing our tomatoes in the secure environment of our greenhouses, which keeps the vast majority of pests from ever reaching our plants.
Our second step is our integrated pest management practice, which has us fight bad bugs with good bugs. The bad bugs are any bugs or insects that can harm our crops, and the good bugs are species of predatory insects that we introduce to our greenhouses to eliminate the bad bugs. Some of the most commonly used good bugs are ladybugs, wasps, and praying mantises.
Integrated pest management is so effective that we rarely need to use pesticides, which are our third method of pest control. While pesticides are infrequently used at Millennium Pacific, they are a highly effective tool, and one that we will utilize when facing severe crop damage.