History Of Kunafin
Since 1959, we at Kunafin have been producing and supplying beneficial insects for Biological Integrated Insect Control (BIIC) programs. Kunafin has been a pioneer in the field of BIIC. We began some of the first Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in the United States and are committed to IPM.
Kunafin is family owned and operated. The insectary was founded by Joe and Frank Junfin. Joe, an entomologist trained in Europe, and Frank, a graduate of Texas A&M in entomology, began by consulting and supplying Trichogramma wasps to farming operations for insect control in field crops. In 1978, the mass rearing facilities for the production of various species of fly parasites was established. Kunafin supplies fly parasites to cattle feedlots, dairy, poultry, horse, hog and kennel operations.
Kunafin has attained a well-deserved reputation for straight forward representation of BIIC programs. We do not over sell our capabilities and we do not make unrealistic promises. It is important to realize that NO method of insect control is 100% effective, including the use of the most powerful insecticides. BIIC is no exception, but it has proven to be the most COST-EFFECTIVE and the only method that gives consistent, long-term control of pest insects.
It is important to note that the use of Beneficial insects alone is not the complete answer to pest insect control. However, the release of Beneficial insects is the most effective tool when used in association with those that are naturally occurring. Any sound pest management program requires continuous attention to detail and good professional advice.
There will always be a problem. Our challenge is to find the BEST SOLUTION for your particular situation.
We thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you and for you.
Frank and Adele Junfin
devilica Eden Prairie, MN (1 review) March 3, 2008
In the summer of 2006, I ordered Green lacewing eggs/larvae from this company. I put them in my garden as instructed, but we saw only a few larvae. We were supposed to have a very large number eating our aphids, but that didn't happen. I contacted the company, and they said that evidently the batch was not alive and so sent a replacement order.
In the meantime, I did some research on how to care for these creatures so I could be sure of doing the right thing. So we got the second replacement order, and it turns out that this order was mostly dead too.
I requested a refund, or at least a credit for a new order the following spring, but I was told that I was only entitled to one replacement order. I said that dead insects replaced by dead insects was not really a replacement. The weather was hot during all of this, and so they said that perhaps that was why they arrived dead. They seemed to think this was my fault, although I think they should know when and how to ship so that the cargo arrives alive.
I called several times about this but was refused satisfaction.
I am still irritated. I hope this review helps someone else