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Welcome to DMV Beneficials!

We are a collective of plant enthusiasts who believe in informed pest management using beneficial insects.  Formed as a collaborative community in 2020, we advise on pest identification and treatment, provide troubleshooting advice during the beneficial insect treatment process, and support each other when we find signs of pests on our most loved plants.

DMV Beneficials provides a financially viable way to purchase beneficial insects without making a profit. We do bulk beneficial insect orders to significantly reduce shipping costs. All beneficial insects that we offer are native to the US. We do not offer beneficial insects that are directly harvested from their natural environment, and as such we actively discourage the use of commercially sourced ladybugs and the chinese mantis. Instead these beneficial insects are hatched in responsibly maintained insectaries.

Do you live in the DC/MD/VA area and are interested in purchasing beneficial insects for your houseplants? Head to the Orders page to find out how! If you do not live in the DC/MD/VA area, you can check out our DMV Beneficial Insect Chapters under the “About Us” tab to see if there is a chapter near you!

Trying to identify a pest?  Navigate to Meet the Pests page under the “Pest and Predators” tab. 

Not seeing any pest insects but your plant is showing strange marks and damage on its leaves?  The damage dictionary is for you!

If you know what pest you have but you’re not sure what beneficial insect to get, take a look at our Treatment Plans page, under the Resources tab, or read through our Pests and Predators Handbook.

Still at a loss for what the heck is going on or what to do to get rid of your houseplant pests? Make a post on any of our social media sites to get help from our community members or use the Contact Us form to directly contact one of our approved consultants.  

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