As the warm spring air hits Eastern Idaho, it awakes one of the most busy and productive insects. Bees and other pollinators start moving around in the search for food. There are over 4,000 types of bees thorough out the United States. Other pollinators are beetles, birds and bats. These are not a major pollinator as the bees but, they are just important to our way of life.
Bees and other pollinators help with the development of the fruits, nut and other foods we eat. They help with the production of 1/3 of the food we eat. Without them many things we enjoy will be lost. We here at LawnTech want help protect these precious workers. We have made sure our employees who apply insecticides are fully trained on when and when not to apply any insecticides. Flowering trees in your yard we will not be spray while they are in bloom and the bees are present. As well, trees close to the flowering trees may also not be sprayed so the chemical doesn’t have a chance of drifting onto the flowering tree. Many homeowners also are beekeepers or allow bees to be keep on their properties. We are willing to work with the beekeepers to make sure we know where the hives are and to make sure we spray the trees when the bees are not activity in the cool morning. Or when the beekeeper knows when the bee hives can be covered to keep the bees from being exposed to the insecticide.
Many of our customers are concerned with the application of herbicide on the lawn for the treatment of weeds. This herbicide does not harm the bees like the insecticides. Yes, the herbicide kills the dandelions and other flowering weed which the bees feed on but, there is other food sources for them. IF, you are concern with the bees running out of food, you can help by planting flower in your landscape beds which will be benefit to you as well as a food source for the bees and other pollinators.
We want to make sure we do our part in helping keep the bees and other pollinators safe for years to come.