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 then we offered Mason Bees to help improve the pollinating process.  This improves blooms and increases 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.