According to the website http://metroparent.com there are some rather easy actions that we can take to preserve pollinators in our gardens.
Stop buying plants pretreated with neonicotinoids. Treated pants are primarily sold at big box stores. These insecticides are sprayed onto seeds and are effective for up to 10 weeks. They were seen as less harmful to birds and mammals directly and more efficient than other insecticides when originally introduced in the 1990s. Now we know that their impact is too widespread.
When you see a bug it doesn’t mean you are infested. Bugs got to eat in order for birds to fly. Those bugs you’re killing are food to the birds. Consider allowing nature to take its due course. Conversely you can consider non-chemical means of eradication.
Bees are not really interested in humans. They sting when threatened. They want to get their pollen and return to home base wherever that may be. Bees are attracted by bright color and sugary smells. To safeguard humans wear less colorful clothing and wash hands and face after eating.
The environment is one giant house of cards. When we try to affect one aspect we impact the entire ecosystem. It’s all connected. Just let it bee!
July 2019 Environmental Report by Denise Clegg