Exterminators in Connecticut are busy controlling bees and wasps in the warm seasons. However, the stinging insects they aim to get rid of are those that put you, your family, or your pets at risk. These may include several types of wasps, like yellow jackets and white-faced hornets.
Pest control companies are actually committed to protecting the “good” bees that pollinate and help preserve our ecosystem. Did you know that the western honeybee pollinates about 80% of our food supply? Now that’s something we need to defend! Even though honeybees are tame insects, they can become a nuisance by swarming or nesting in voids of homes, buildings, and outdoor structures. However, it is vital that exterminators in Connecticut do not treat them with insecticides. Beekeepers will save these hives and relocate them to ensure that the environment continues to benefit from these hard workers.
Because of the unfortunate decline in pollinators due to increasingly mild winters, harmful neonicotinoid pesticides used on farms, and foreign parasites, it is more important than ever to do what we can to foster the development of honeybees. Some Connecticut homeowners are installing plants and flowers that are advantageous to pollination in their own yards to help reverse this issue. Make sure to do the research to find out which flora are best for your geographical area. Others are becoming avid “backyard beekeepers” by managing beehives on their own properties. Another option that has been recently gaining popularity is urban beekeeping, which uses rooftops and balconies to house beehives. New York City alone has about 300 registered hives! If you are interested in saving these pollinators, make sure to do your research first to see which method is best for you and your home!
Source: Preserving the Ecosystem by Joseph A Romito, A.C.E, Pages 38-46 in August 2016 issue of Pest Control Technology