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Just Say No To Neonicotinoids

Feb 29, 2024 09:45AM ● By Jennifer Hankey

There are many pressures affecting pollinators today. Not only do we need to plant pollinator-friendly plants around the home for food and shelter, but also keep them safe, because many big-box plant stores use bee-killing insecticides on their plants. Be sure to avoid any plants (particularly those meant for pollinators) that are treated with neonicotinoids.

Once the plants are home, be sure to limit pesticide use and opt for safer options in the limited areas needed to keep real pests at bay. In the garden, adopt safer options for control such as neem oil and natural predators.

Jennifer Hankey is the owner of Green Queen Pest & Cleaning, in Charlotte, providing chemical-free pest control (including mosquito stations), home and business cleaning and turf and lawn services. For more information, call 704-448-0000 or visit

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