NHC Mosquito Control takes protecting beehives very seriously and works with local beekeepers to address concerns about mosquito spraying in their area. Beekeepers may submit a Spray Exclusion Form (PDF) to request a "no-spray" buffer zone of approximately 300 feet around their property. When arriving at the "no-spray" zone, Mosquito Control will turn off the truck-mounted sprayers and will not turn them back on until the property has been passed. Don't be alarmed if you still hear the motor running while the spray is off.
NHC Mosquito Control may also change spray routes to accommodate "no-spray" areas. Typically, mosquito spraying takes place in the evening hours when bees have returned to their hives. However, there may be some situations when bees are still foraging in the target area when spraying begins. If this happens, Mosquito Control will make an effort to plan spray routes with "no-spray" zones at the end of the route to ensure bees are in their hives by the time the truck arrives at their location.