As a pest exterminator in Connecticut, we take our responsibility to protect honey bees and pollinators seriously. We understand the concern our clients have when they hire us to treat their home: They want to protect honey bees, but they also want to get rid of the harmful creatures invading their property. At Richland Pest & Bee Control, we take great care to keep the pollinators thriving while effectively eliminating the other pests invading your property.
Steps We Take to Protect Honey Bees
If there is a known beehive near you, there are several ways that we can alter our pest extermination treatments in order to effectively treat your home while keeping the honey bees safe. These include:
- Choosing Pesticides Carefully – Not all pesticides affect honey bees, so when we know there is a hive nearby, we only choose the pesticides and insecticides with low toxicity ratings and little-to-no residual toxicity. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency has introduced new pesticide labels that clearly mark harmful pesticides with a bee advisory box, along with the precautions to use when applying those pesticides. We read every label carefully and follow the guidelines meticulously.
- Timing the Treatment Accordingly – As reported by Oregon State, an effective way to protect honey bees is to apply the pesticide when bees are inactive, which is usually from one hour after the sun goes down until two hours before the sun rises—or when the temperature is lower than 55° Fahrenheit. This may not be a convenient time, but it is a great way to protect honey bees.
- Checking the Weather – Similarly, we will not apply pesticides or insecticides when it is unusually cold outside, or there is expected to be dew in the forecast, because that doubles the amount of time the pesticides remain toxic. We will also check the wind direction and speed before applying pesticides to ensure the product will not be carried towards any known beehives.
You Can Trust Us As Your CT Pest Exterminator
At Richland Pest & Bee Control, we believe that you shouldn’t have to live with pests that can be harmful to you and your family. We also believe that honey bees and pollinators need to thrive in order to protect the ecosystem. For 40 years we have been the trusted pest exterminator in CT because we value our reputation, our customers, and our quality of service. To learn more about how we protect honey bees and pollinators, or to inquire about any of our pest control services in Connecticut, contact us today. We would love to answer your questions.