Please give us a call at 717-258-1183. Many
orders are customized to suit the user's needs. That makes it
impractical to have an on-line ordering system. We want you to have
exactly what you need, when you need it.
All of our insect species are pests that require specialized
knowledge for successful rearing and use. Therefore we only sell them
to companies, academic institutions, and government agencies having
personnel trained and equipped to handle them.
A USDA 526 permit
is required for receiving any plant pest species from Benzon Research,
even if the pest is native to your state.
Generally, permits are not needed for mosquitoes, cockroaches, or
house flies, but you should check with your state authorities. Permit
applications can be made online at this website:
The permit is normally delivered as a PDF file that you can email to
us. We are required to include a copy with every shipment.
Eggs are provided in lots of 1000. Substantial
discounts are given for higher volumes as well as for multiple shipments
and standing orders. Our minimum order for eggs is 1000. For other
stages, the minimum order is $50. We ship more than the requested number
of insects to account for loss of viability in shipment.
Most orders for Lepidoptera or Aedes eggs received before 1
pm EST can be shipped same day. Other species or stages may require
some lead time. Approximate lead times are provided in the pricing
sheet. We can ship Lepidoptera larvae of any instar on artificial diet.
Call us with your special needs.
Most insects are shipped in insulated cartons via Fedex Priority
overnight. There is a flat $5.00 packing charge per order for insulated
packaging. Cold packs or warm packs may be added depending on the
season. We receive a significant discount from Fedex, and we will charge
you no more for shipping than Fedex charges us. We can use
your Fedex account number if you wish.
As a convenience to our customers, we can sell small quantities (2
liters or less) of prepared artificial diets in cups, multi-cell
trays, or blocks. For diet mixes in larger quantities, we recommend
Southland Products Inc.
Master Card and Visa, as well as company or institutional purchase
orders are accepted.