EPA finally issues report on Neonicitinoids

January 7, 2016

Mission Bay Landscaping Corporation hasn't used this pesticide in it's daily operations for many months, while waiting for these test results.  One of the problems with where we are in the use of systemic insecticides in landscape pesticide management is this:  Neonicitnoids may be bad - but the alternatives (at least the chemical ones) are far worse, in our opinion.  The RIGHT way to deal with bugs in the landscape is to plant the right plant in the right place, and give it the light, soil and water it requires for robust health.  In our largely artificial environments in San Francisco that is sometimes very difficult to do.  

 

http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-01-06/apnewsbreak-epa-says-pesticide-harms-bees-in-some-cases

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