Parabug is the largest beneficial insect application company in the world!
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Parabug is a Salinas, California based ag technology company founded by a farmer who loves helping other farmers sustain healthy crops, reduce loss, and increase productivity by applying beneficial insects. Family owned, run, and operated, Parabug’s mission is to provide an easy, cost effective way to get beneficial bugs onto your crops to combat destructive pests.
Parabug began when Chandler Bennett was a kid growing up on his parent’s orchard and he saw how expensive it was to manage pests.
Then, when he spent a summer at Cal Poly, SLO interning at a strawberry farm, he saw how beneficial insects could be used to combat pests. He also saw how time consuming and labor intensive it was to apply them by hand to an entire field and he knew there had to be a better way to save strawberry growers time and money.
He was excited by drone technology at the time and inspired by the lightweight carriers used for beneficial insects, and the two ideas just seemed to click. After a few years at Cal Poly studying engineering and agriculture, Chandler used his dual passions to draft the first sketches of what would become the patent pending Parabug technology.
We Think Beneficial Insects Are Awesome
We Know Science Rules.
Our technology is backed by third party research by UC extension scientists and universities to provide sound, unbiased research about biological release and pest management.
Every service provider is vetted by our team in Salinas, goes through extensive Parabug training, and is licensed and insured in accordance with local ordinances. Every pilot we work with has a FAA Part 107 Certificate and every California pilot has a Pest Control Pilot’s License.
We Believe in the Future of Farming
As family farmers, we know that educating the next generation is key to our success as a farming community. We take time out of our flying schedule to participate in Monterey County Farm Days which involves educating local third graders on farm practices in Salinas, and we also are connected with CSUMB where we mentor college students through their capstone projects about Ag technology. Chandler also sits on the Butte College Agriculture Business and Science Advisory Committee, and we participate in the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s Family Field Day that teaches kids about beneficial insects and agriculture as a whole.