Adam Spencer of Applied Bio-Nomics Ltd. in North Saanich looks over the bean plants they grow to cultivate spider mite predators. The company, which has been in North Saanich since 1980, grows bugs to help farmers around the world combat crop pests. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)

North Saanich bug farm on the grow

Open houses April 19 and 20 at Applied Bio-nomics

NORTH SAANICH — Applied Bio-nomics Ltd. is holding an open house to show off their new lab/office/shipping area, recently built at their property on West Saanich Road.

Applied Bio-nomics has been in North Saanich since 1980, raising bugs to help farmers stave off other pests that attack their crops.

The company is growing and they re offering tours of their greenhouse operation and the new structure, on Thursday, April 19 or Friday, April 20 between 3 and 6 p.m. They are located at 11074 West Saanich Road.

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