Bee-friendly pest control company practices and provides an environment and culture of promoting awareness of the native pollinators to its employees and customers. In addition, a bee-friendly pest control company executes best practices in pesticide application to minimize damaging effects on the honey bee population.
Why are bees so important?
Approximately 1/3rd of the national bee population has disappeared over the last 5 years. 1/3rd of the food we eat comes as the result of honeybees and other pollinators. Did you know more than 130 fruits and vegetables that make up nutritious diets are cross-pollinated by honeybees?
What Would Happen if All the Bees Went Extinct?
It’s nearly impossible to overstress the importance of pollinators in our environment. Although bees have some pollination competition from bats, butterflies, moths, flies, and hummingbirds, they still manage to pollinate 70% of the crops that feed 90% of the planet. As a result, if bees were not on earth, a very tragic case of events would occur. The meat we consume daily such as cows, pigs and chickens would eventually become extinct; plants that are not pollinated cannot survive leaving little to eat for the livestock. Not to mention, within a few months, your local grocery store would lose about half of its produce such as apples, almonds, avocados, broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, coffee, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lemons & limes.
Why Are The Honey Bees Disappearing?
- Urban Development & Intensive Farming
- Climate Changes
- Misapplication of Pesticides
U.S. Pest wants to do our part in educating and inspiring others to help save and increase the bee community.
Misapplication of pesticides by homeowners and/or pest control companies have had a negative impact on the bee population. That’s why, at U.S. Pest, we’ve developed a Bee Awareness Initiative to make sure that the honeybees are protected. At U.S. Pest we promote best management practices to protect farmers and beekeepers. We have on call beekeepers that aid in removing honey bee infestations properly to ensure accurate relocation. In addition to having beekeeper support at our fingertips, we also take note of active managed bee hives around our customers neighborhoods.
At U.S. Pest our pest professionals are trained to utilize proper application methods, for instance, not spraying blooms, bushes or trees. As a matter of fact, we help reduce unnecessary pesticides by utilizing spot treatments and focusing direction methods such as treatments in certified liquid applications instead of aerosols or fogging. Also, when applying herbicides we monitor wind speed to reduce possible drift to flowering beds, gardens or foliage.
Bee Friendly Pest Control
U.S. Pest is the only bee friendly pest control company in the world that is carrying the torch to educate all on the importance of honey bees to human existence. Not to mention, we founded the original Tennessee Honey Festival a public awareness campaign to help save our native honey bee and pollinators. We are the leader in the pest control industry and is working across industry lines to bring cooperation and agreement in working together “to protect what matters most”.
As confident leaders in the pest control industry, we are raising the bar and setting the standards high by taking initiatives to save our honey bees. Give us a call today to protect your family and home from unwanted pests such as mice, spiders, ticks, mosquitoes, roaches, silverfish, ants, wasps and more. You will love us we guarantee it!
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