PCMCP does not use any neonicotinoids in its program. The adulticide used in our program contains two pyrethroids. Environmental testing was done on one of these chemicals in 2010 and 2012 did not find any residuals after aerial spraying. However, to further protect hives we encourage beekeepers to register their properties as no-sprays. This allows us to identify properties where hives are present and turn off sprayers when we are near beehives. If you move your hives during the summer you need to tell us so we can update the database. For further information on the no-spray list it can be found under the "Services" drop down menu located above.
If beekeepers want the opportunity to cover their hives when we are adulticiding, spray routes for the following day are publicly available after 5pm and the phone number is posted on the Home page.
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