It’s that time of year again where many of you are finding mosquitos, ticks, fleas and flies all over the yard. Some of you will call the local pest control. But, as many of you will remember, the devastating loss of Honey Bees due to the insecticide targeting Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Unfortunately, a lot of these small companies also use the chemical called neonicotinoids, which contain the active ingredients imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. There is a safe alternative!!!! Live Beneficial Nematodes. I urge you to do some research into them, they can be conveniently ordered through Amazon. You can also order Ladybugs who will help control mites, aphids, white flies, and scale insects – all of which are pests of plants.
So please look at safe alternatives. There are already 100 things trying to wipe out the bee population so one less thing may give these guys a chance. Neonicotinoids chemicals are banned in Europe, with good reason! and I hope one day America will ban them too!