Important Message about Bee control.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. IT IS THE LAW!
Whenever applying any pesticide. Be aware of the environment around you, and always follow the label directions. Using any pesticide inconsistent with its labeling is a crime. Should Honey Bee's pose a threat to you, your family or your pets, please contact a Honey Bee Keeper in your area to come and retrieve these eviromentally beneficial insects whenever possible. Many Honey Bee Keepers will do this at no cost to you. Please do not apply any pesticides to kill Honey Bee's. Contact a Bee Keeper or your State or local Department of Agriculture for more information concerning Honey bee removal and before applying any pesticides outdoors for bee's or any other pest problem whenever there is a possibility that honey bee's may be in the area or in close proximity.
NPMA Statement on Pollinator Health
Pollinators play an essential role in the nation's food supply chain. We are dependent on bees, flies, moths and other insects to help pollinate crops. However, some of these insects - bees in particular -are also known to pose health and safety risks to the public. In fact, stinging insects send an estimated 500,000 people to the hospital every year. They are the leading cause of anaphylaxis-related deaths in the United States. In light of this, bees are - and some government entities have deemed them - a public safety hazard.
So how do we, the American public, protect our families and our children, from these insects that are both vital and potentially harmful? The answer is carefully. The federal government, farmers, the professional pest management industry, and home and business owners must cooperate together to ensure effective tools are available to keep the public safe from stinging insects, yet do so in a manner that will enable pollinators to thrive in appropriate settings.
The National Pest Management Association is working with the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), state regulators, and other stakeholders equally committed to ensuring an appropriate symbiotic relationship exists between the safety of the American public and the essential role bees play in agriculture.