How to Get Rid of Bees Safely

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Getting Rid of Bees in an Environmentally Responsible Way

Pollinator health is extremely important to us here at Home Pest Control. We keep up with the latest environmental news, and we pay special attention to the current research and recommendations made by Bayer Bee Care and Pollinator Health.


The Bayer Bee Care program was established to address the challenges that pollinator bees are facing in our modern world. They provide extensive resources to people across the board, from educators to gardeners, researchers, and the general public. Bayer Bee Care is an excellent and up to date resource for anyone concerned with bee health.

Pollinator Health is another fantastic resource, created by folks at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). They’re committed to keeping households across the country safe from dangerous and destructive pests. Their resource, Pollinator Health, highlights why pollinator pests are different from other pests, and why they should be treated differently.
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Why We Need Bees

You’ve probably heard that pollinators are a special type of insect that must be protected. Pollinators are currently an essential part of our national food production, and our society would suffer greatly if we lost them. Oranges, avocados, and apples are just a few of the hundreds of popular crops that require pollinator insects to complete their life cycle. Without bees and other pollinating insects, we may not have these foods on our plates.


How Pesticides Affect Bee Health

Pesticides are chemical substances that are used to keep away insects that can harm human health or safety, or ruin food crops. Pesticides themselves are essential for the functioning of human society. Without them, we’d be living too closely to pests, and we we wouldn’t be able to live in warm climates.

Bee populations have been drastically declining over recent years. While all of the reasons for this dramatic decline are unknown, it’s clear that overuse of pesticides is a major factor. Pesticides used in the professional pest control industry are always approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for environmental and human health.

Pesticides become an issue when they’re used by non-professionals that over-apply or fail to follow the proper directions. In order to properly protect pollinator population, pesticides should only be applied by licensed professionals. Protect yourself from the mistakes that you might make during pesticide application, and leave the use of chemicals to the professionals.


How You Can Help: Eco-Friendly Pest Control

As a responsible citizen and consumer, it’s critical that you do your part in keeping our national bee population safe. There are many things that you can do to ensure the abundance of pollinating bees for years to come. Do you have a bee problem in your own home? Don’t worry: we’re not saying that you ought to prioritize the bees’ interests over yours. Simply contact an insect professional who can remove the bees from your living space without using harsh chemicals that will damage future bee populations.

Don’t attempt to use DIY methods, whether you think they’re “natural” or not. DIY methods do not completely eliminate pest populations, and they require many repeat treatments. Natural DIY methods for controlling insects are not approved by the EPA and could harm your children or your pets.

When you’re looking for an environmentally friendly pest control company, make sure that the company you choose uses green pest control methods. No matter where you live in the US, you should be able to find a company that uses the best methods to protect human health and the environment. Here in South Carolina, Home Pest Control always uses the most up to date and environmentally friendly pest control methods.


Safe Pest Control for You and Your Home

Bees are an important part of the earth’s ecosystem and our national food system, but you shouldn’t have to live with then in your house or on your property. Attempting to eliminate bees on your own can result in stings, chemical poisoning, or unwanted consequences for these tiny but important creatures. Contact a professional to remove bees from your property in a safe and effective manner. Curious about the plight of the honey bee? Click here for some interesting facts about bees and other stinging insects.

Ready to get your home ready for a pest-free spring and summer? Click here to download our free pest-proofing checklist full of environmentally friendly pest control tips!

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Written By: Home Pest

March 12, 2019

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