Ecologic Entomology

This story began in a rather unexpected way.

When I was six year’s old, I accidentally drank insecticide that was inappropriately stored in a Coca-cola bottle. Perhaps then I should’ve realized the role these chemicals would play in my life. When I was fifteen years old, I found myself before the Taunton City Council pleading a case for a safer alternative to the pesticide they were spraying to kill gypsy moth caterpillars. As a beekeeper, I knew their pesticide didn’t discriminate—it killed the caterpillars as well as everything else, including honeybees. Even as a kid, I knew that killing one destructive pest at the expense of all the beneficial ones wasn’t “eco-logical.” Ultimately the city council agreed, and chose a safer, natural bio-cide that affected only the caterpillars.

These early experiences shaped my beliefs about insects, pesticides, and ecology. In 1981, I became the youngest licensed and certified pest control operator (PCO) in Massachusetts. I started a small business removing colonies of honeybees from buildings and relocating them to my apiary. Soon customers wanted me to help them with other insect and rodent problems at their properties, using the same common sense and ecological methods.

So it is with a great deal of pride and excitement that I introduce Ecologic Entomology to you. Our company builds upon past achievements while pursuing forward-thinking innovations. We pledge to deliver the very best pest management services in the industry. We put people before profits. We make no false claims or warranties, and we adhere to a strict code of ethical and moral conduct in the way we operate our business. Integrity Matters.

Remember, we share this planet with many creatures that may, at times, be a threat to human health and property. We have an obligation to manage these conflicts in a responsible manner.

Thank you for your interest in Ecologic Entomology.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Boyar, A.C.E.

Principal

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  • Background

    In the fall of 2006, beekeepers across the globe began reporting a rapid decline and disappearance of honeybee colonies. Entire colonies of bees vanished from their hives leaving unattended eggs and immature bees behind, a highly unusual characteristic for honeybees. Since then, the problem has escalated at an alarming rate, and the phenomenon has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Honeybees are beneficial insects that play a critical role in nature and agriculture. Without honeybees, everyday foods would become rare, expensive, or unobtainable. Without our help, the future of nature’s most valuable pollinator is uncertain.

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