About

Our Story

People used to say, “The only good bug is a dead bug!” They used strong chemicals to try and kill every creature in their yard. Now we know that can be dangerous to us and our planet. We know it’s better to work with Mother Nature instead of against her.

In 1976 Organic Control Incorporated, or Orcon, began offering a complete line of beneficial insects to the home gardener. Because we know that every garden pest has a natural enemy, we wanted to provide the alternatives people need to control pests without having to use things that are not good for us, our kids, or the earth.
Later we added soil amendments because to have strong healthy plants it is important to have healthy soil that provides all the important nutrients that plants need.
Next came natural animal repellents because four-legged pests can be just as destructive as the smaller ones.

And our newest addition is Pollinating Pals, using Mason Bees to help improve blooms and increase the yield on fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

At Orcon, our goal is to provide all the tools a gardener needs to have a beautiful and healthy garden that is a safe place for our kids and pets. We want to work with Mother Nature.
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTERS
The California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery industry for its members and the public it serves.

PESTICIDE APPLICATORS PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
The Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA) is a non-profit public benefit 501c(3) corporation dedicated to providing continuing education for pesticide applicators.

ASSOCIATION OF NATURAL BIO-PRODUCERS
The Association of Natural Bio-control Producers (ANBP) 

The ANBP is a professional trade organization that exists to support and promote the use of biological control organisms. ANBP members have subscribed to a code of ethics and quality standards to ensure delivery of consistent and accurate biological control products.