One of the most commonly used insecticides, this chemical compound is among the possible causes of honey bee decline. Some scientists believe that when bees come in contact with flowers sprayed with the toxin, they experience memory, learning, and motor-skill impairment and can't find their way home. If "colony collapse disorder" continues at the current rate, everyone from farmers to consumers will suffer. This season, rid unwanted grubs from your lawn or garden by sticking to organic and natural remedies such as nematodes or naturally occurring and safe roundworms, both recommended by Safelawns.org.
First Published: April 2008