The Buzz about Bees

19 05 2010

Honey bee pollinating a flower

Many people worry about spraying their yards against harmful insects like mosquitoes, because they have heard that these sprays also kill or chase away helpful insects like butterflies and especially bees.  This is troublesome for people who have a lot of flowers, vegetable gardens or fruit trees, since bees are the main source of pollination for these plants.  This means less flowers, fruits, and vegetables in the long run.

Click here to learn more about the importance of bee pollination.

This fear is not unfounded, since most chemical sprays do effect bee populations in your yards.  However, Mosquito Squad’s barrier spray is an all natural organic product that doesn’t harm or scare away bees.  As a new employee with Mosquito Squad, I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about this claim, so the other day I decided to test the product on a grouping of bees that I saw.  I sprayed our fogger on high directly on the bees for at least 15-20 seconds, which is normally overkill for any mosquitoes, flies, ticks, or fleas (which I am trying to kill).  Nothing happened!  They didn’t drop dead, and they didn’t even fly away.  They stayed busy with their work as if nothing had ever happened!

Let’s just say that I am a believer now in the safety of this product for the populations of bees in Athens, Lake Oconee, Aiken, and North Augusta.  If you are a lover of flowers, vegetable gardens, or fruit trees AND want to rid yourself of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, then Mosquito Squad and our all natural organic product should be your first choice to enhance your outdoor living.

Marc LeDuc