Not all bees are pests! In fact, one in three bites of food is reliant on honey bee pollination. However, with wide-scale population declines, honey bees and wild pollinators desperately need a refuge to protect themselves from pesticide contamination. To develop a pollinator and bee-friendly habitat in your own backyard, consider their three basic needs: 

Nikita Naik
Program Associate
Beyond Pesticides
Washington, DC
May 11, 2017
Nikita Naik

Protect honey bees

Not all bees are pests! In fact, one in three bites of food is reliant on honey bee pollination. However, with wide-scale population declines, honey bees […]
May 11, 2017
Kristie Reddick

Relax, don’t do it

If you see a spider in your house, don’t freak out. They are not out to get you. They do not hunt or eat people. Spiders […]
May 11, 2017
Charley Eiseman

Evaluate your pest concern

The fact that an insect is eating your plants doesn’t necessarily mean you need to get rid of it.  Spend some time observing it and reading […]
May 11, 2017
Chris Quinn

Reduce clutter to reduce pests

Cluttered storage areas are prime real estate for mice, spiders, cockroaches and other pests. You can keep pests away by regularly cleaning and reorganizing your basement, […]
May 11, 2017
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The best control: exclude the pests

The best pest proofing tip is exclusion – find out how pests are entering your home and take the proper steps to seal it to prevent […]
May 11, 2017
William Fitzhugh

Training assassin bugs

For the homeowner interested in creating their own genetically-modified assassin bugs for a ‘green’ approach to household pest problems, I suggest you keep in mind the […]
May 11, 2017
Joe Fryer

Host a bug-free outdoor event

Tips for a bug-free event:  Joe Fryer Director of Operations, JP McHale Pest Management Inc.Buchanan, NY
May 11, 2017
Steve Parker

Simple pest control: keep it clean

Wash out all food containers before placing in the recycling. Also, if you have a stove with a lower drawer either for pots and pans or […]
May 11, 2017
David Moore

Switch your light bulbs

Changing your exterior lights from mercury vapor bulbs to sodium vapor bulbs will reduce the attractiveness of your home to insects. This will also impact the […]