Tagged with "Pesticides"
Honey bees are critical to pollinating crops but their population has been declining in recent years, due in part to lethal pesticide exposure.
To help combat the problem the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to ban spraying pesticides while honey bees are pollinating crops.
The ban, however, would only restrict spraying on specific properties where growers arranged to bring in honey bees to pollinate their crops. While the proposal fails to address other sources of toxic pesticide exposure to bees, you don’t have to.
By simply not applying pesticides to your lawn and asking your friends and neighbors to do the same you can help save the honey bee population.
Tick sprays create a false sense of security as they cannot possibly kill all the ticks in a yard, and the ticks come right back anyway.
What they really are is toxic to your family, pets and the environment. Even the organic ones are harmful to beneficial insects.
Instead of spraying your yard we recommend applying personal repellents, just like sunscreen.