Are Bees Endangered?

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The news, social media, and activists are passionate about the current status of bee populations. The important part that is sometimes missed is that there are 20,000 types of bees. Are bees endangered? Some of them yes, but certainly not all. The bumblebee is just one type at risk, and it’s important we all work together to repopulate them because this species is known for pollinating one-third of the continent’s plants and keeping farm crops alive.

Why Are Bees Endangered?

The rusty patched bumblebee was once the most common insects in North America, but its population has fallen approximately 90% since the 1990s. Scientists explain this drastic change is due to:

  • A loss of habitat
  • An increase in pesticide use
  • An increase of household herbicides
  • The effects of climate change
  • An increase in disease and parasites

How You Can Help

There are some things you can do to help repopulate these essential insects:

  • Add bee-friendly plants to your garden
  • Limit your pesticide use
  • Leave a bumblebees’ nest alone if it’s not putting your family in danger
  • Relocate a nest if possible

Keep Your Family and Bumblebees Safe with Help.

At ExtermPRO, we strive to support the noble cause of repopulating bumblebees. Work with us to keep your family out of harm’s way while keeping the bumblebee population climbing. Call us today at 571-620-1168 for a free quote.

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