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Honeybee protection and pollinator health in connecticut

Honeybee protection and conservation is top of mind here at Richland. We have completed the Pollinator Awareness certification through the National Pest Management Association. Chemicals applied professionally by Richland Pest & Bee are aligned with preserving the habitats of honeybees and other native pollinators. Whenever possible, we try to focus on repelling and preventing bees as opposed to eliminating them. See more information regarding our annual Bee Barrier prevention treatments below. 

If you have a stinging insect problem, call us. We’ll inspect your property, locate the nest or hive and identify the species. Our trained professionals can provide information on safely relocating honey bees. Our goal is always to protect beneficial pollinators and eliminate dangerous pests like hornets or wasps, leaving you with a safe home environment.

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Carpenter Bee & wasp Prevention for Your Home or Business

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Richland Pest & Bee Control delivers our Bee Barrier prevention services at the beginning of the nesting season in spring and early summer. We treat wood, aluminum, and vinyl structures with a safe liquid application in order to repel carpenter bees and wasps. The pesticide is placed in specific, targeted areas that are most likely to be impacted by wood-destroying insects. As a result, we avoid areas that are attractive to pollinators such as flowering gardens.

The chemical is placed in the typical nesting areas of carpenter bees and wasps such as eaves, gutters, shutters, overhangs, windowsills, fascia boards, and transition points. We will also provide a courtesy inspection of your home during your treatment. This inspection is not intended to locate any and all possible nests, but to locate any additional areas of activity that can be treated simultaneously to your Bee Barrier application.

This treatment is designed to prevent nesting on or within your home. However, it is important to note that we cannot stop them from coming onto your property or nesting off of the structure such as in the ground, trees or bushes. You will still see stinging insects hovering around or visiting flowers, and they may even go up to the house or into existing holes. In the same fashion, we cannot and will not prohibit insects from pollinating plants on your property. 


If we find honeybee nests on the premise of your property during inspection, we will halt treatment immediately and refer you to a beekeeping specialist or apiary for safe relocation of the bees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working diligently to protect bees and other pollinators from the harmful effects of neonicotinoids. The chemical that we use in our Bee Barrier application is in the pyrethrin family of pesticides and does not fall into the neonicotinoid category. Pyrethroids are manmade versions of pyrethrins, which are derived from chrysanthemum flowers.  We take pollinator protection very seriously at Richland, and for that reason, we do not treat near any apiaries, bodies of water, the tops of flowering plants, fruit-bearing plants, or vegetable gardens. 

keeping honeybees safe

Our technicians are licensed and trained to perform pesticide treatments in accordance with their safety information and labels. They will utilize that knowledge in the field to identify any potential safety hazards prior to treating. We also provide our customers with detailed preparation instructions prior to treatment. Our goal is to provide you with as much knowledge as we can in the hopes that we answer all your questions. The end result is a safe and effective application of pesticides.

If you think you may have a honeybee swarm on your property, we would be happy to refer you to a CT beekeeper. You can also look up beekeepers local to you by searching on the Connecticut Beekeepers Association website. If you’d like to keep dangerous wasps and carpenter bees from nesting on your home, give us a call today at 1-800-308-9126 to request a free estimate on our prevention services. Alternatively, you can fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will reach out to you.

on staff honeybee keeper inspecting his personal honeybee hives in Suffield, CT

For professional bee control across Connecticut, including in Avon, Bristol, Cromwell, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Farmington Valley, Hamden, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Meriden, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Hartford, New Haven, North Haven, Shelton, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Trumbull, Vernon, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Hartford, West Haven, Windsor, Windsor Locks, and Woodbury, contact Richland Pest & Bee Control.


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frequently asked questions about HONEYBEES PROTECTION SERVICE

Click through the questions below to learn more about protection control services options from Richland Pest & Bee Control. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out by contacting us online, or giving us a call at 1-800-308-9126.

Honeybees are important pollinators and are essential for the production of many fruits, vegetables, and nuts. They are also critical for the health and sustainability of ecosystems around the world.

There are several ways to help protect honeybees, such as planting bee-friendly flowers, avoiding the use of pesticides, supporting local beekeepers, and spreading awareness about the importance of honeybees.

If you find a swarm of honeybees, do not attempt to remove them yourself. Instead, contact a local beekeeper or professional pest control company that specializes in bee removal to safely relocate the swarm.

If you find a beehive on your property, it is best to contact a professional beekeeper or pest control company that specializes in bee removal to safely relocate the hive. Do not attempt to remove the hive yourself.

While honeybees are typically not aggressive toward humans and are unlikely to sting unless provoked, there are several ways to deter them from your property, such as sealing up cracks and holes in buildings, reducing sources of standing water, and avoiding the use of pesticides.

No, it is not safe to use pesticides around honeybees. Pesticides can be toxic to bees and can negatively impact their health and survival. If you must use pesticides, it is important to follow label directions carefully and avoid spraying when bees are active.

There are several ways to support local beekeepers, such as purchasing locally-produced honey, beeswax candles, or other products, planting bee-friendly flowers, and spreading awareness about the importance of honeybees.

If you are stung by a honeybee, remove the stinger as soon as possible and apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling and pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also be used to alleviate discomfort. If you experience a severe reaction, seek medical attention immediately.