KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In recent years, pest control operators have been re-affirming their commitment to be protectors of pollinator health in variety of ways.
Jay Besheer, president of Gunter Pest Management, and his wife, Pam, decided to have a beekeeper install a beehive in the front yard of their home they've lived for 29 years to promote and encourage their community to take part in the protection and re-population of honeybees. The Besheers asked permission from their neighbors to make sure there were no seeded fears in bees floating around their homes.
"We've been in business for 67 years and take our role as pest control leaders in our community very seriously. We want to be known for more than just the elimination of pests. Our company has studied and become very well versed in the low bee population over the last few years and have worked hard to educate and take a stand for the protection of our bees in efforts to increase pollination. It's important that our company educates our customers that not all insects and bugs are harmful and that we must work hard to protect certain species against extinction."