Read the ENTIRE label when applying a pesticide

The EPA notified OPMP this morning regarding a large bumble bee kill in Oregon involving a landscaper using a pesticide to control aphids in linden trees at a Target parking lot.  EPA has been notified that as of last night (8pm ET), the State of Oregon has issued a 180-day “don’t use” moratorium on the product.  The investigation is ongoing. The label on the pesticide used indicated that the product should not be applied during the day on trees in full bloom, specifically because of its effects on pollinators.

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