The Collapse of Bee Colonies

Honey bee stings can be painful and they can cause terrible allergic reactions. Honey bees live in close proximity to humans so stings and “infestations” can happen. No wonder this beneficial species gets a bad reputation with the human population. Honey bees are critical to the health of the agricultural and plant system in Canada, so exterminating honey bees is not advisable. As it stands now, honey bees are becoming more and more endangered and the effects are showing in our agricultural system. So before you head out to kill all of the honey bees that are ruining your picnic, contact ICU Pest Control for superb animal control in Ontario. We’ll relocate that honey bee hive!

According to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administration of Canada, honey bees are steadily declining in population. They have even created a committee named “Bee Health” to increase a healthy bee population. For over 30 years honey bees have been suffering from a mysterious disease that experts refer to as Colony Collapse Disorder. While there is no specific cause for this disease, it is dramatically decreasing the number of honey bees in North America. Improper pest control techniques (pesticides and hive eradication) are some of the most pressing issues. Honey bees are also subjected to parasites, pathogens, and pests that dramatically reduce numbers within a hive.

When a honey bee hive is built too close to a home, do not use chemical pesticides. We need to begin to see honey bees as an integral part of the ecosystem. Without them there would be no food. While honey bees can be dangerous (to a degree) to humans, they should never be killed. ICU Pest Control offers animal control in Ontario that encompasses hive removal and relocation. Just give us a call, we will do all of the hard work to ensure that our ecosystem is not negatively affected.

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