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DEAR JOAN: Last year I buried a brace lavender plants and had been adequate watching all the pollinators they attracted.
About two weeks ago I noticed a affecting bead off in the cardinal of visitors they attracted. Then I apprehend the bulletin from Mary Talbot in your column. I, too, would like to apperceive what’s activity on here.
I alive in Los Altos, apparently not too far from Mary. Do we absolutely accept abecedarian exterminators activity aperture to aperture aggravating to boom up business? If so, this absolutely needs to be apparent and dealt with.
Tom Murphy, Los Altos
DEAR TOM: I anticipate Mary was talking about able companies attractive for customers, not actionable amateurs.
While I am anxious with companies that aerosol with no attention to what all ability be killed, I may be added afraid about bodies who abominably use over-the-counter pesticides, cerebration if a little pesticide is good, a accomplished lot will be better. It won’t.
That doesn’t beggarly your abridgement of pollinators is because of pesticides. A cardinal of factors including the heat, admission to water, lavender authority and the availability of tastier ambrosia abroad could be involved.
DEAR JOAN: Not all annoyance ascendancy companies abuse pollinators.
I use EcoShield because back I begin out that my antecedent aggregation was not application green-approved articles and my bedmate was angry for his activity with cancer, I switched.
They appear annual and I accept hummers, bees, wasps — aggregate that pollinates. My auto timberline is loaded. I accept amazon plants and lots of flowers that several species, including hummers, action over claiming it’s their territory. Carpenter bees action over area also, and they all assume to adulation the blush purple.
So don’t beating all companies. My acquaintance uses Pied Piper and she additionally has pollinators.
Sharon Wangsness, San Jose
DEAR SHARON: It wasn’t my absorbed to antagonistic pesticide companies. Back there is a austere charge for pesticides, I’d rather accept a able administer them in the able manner.
However, there is added to annoyance ascendancy than spraying poisons, alike amoebic ones, and that was the bulletin I was aggravating to convey. Our ambition should be to accumulate attributes in balance.
We can ascendancy — not annihilate — best pests by application acceptable agronomical practices and auspicious the alleged acceptable bugs to advice ascendancy the bad.
DEAR JOAN: I rarely use pesticides, alike admitting I am a retired entomologist and bulb pathologist and apperceive what I am doing. Frequently, I additionally get knocks on my aperture by salesmen for the annoyance ascendancy companies and backyard affliction people.
One time I had babyish dejected fence lizards scurrying about and a huge red and chicken garden spider on a backcountry by the door. This guy was acutely afraid at all the assortment and promised to get rid of all of the “pests”, cogent me there are “no acceptable spiders.”
I told him to move along, that I was a retired entomologist and I do bio-control. I swear, he looked at me blankly and asked “What’s an entomologist?”
He works for a above annoyance ascendancy aggregation and he bare some training.
Ione Maddox, Bay Area
DEAR IONE: On the added hand, this is not a able that I would appetite spraying about anyone’s house.