I apologize if this is a really basic question... but my wife and I just started beekeeping in the backyard in the East Bay area of San Francisco. I quickly realized that we still have our every-other-month pest control service (Clark Pest control.) They spray around the foundation of our house to prevent ants and other insects from coming into the house. We still do have plenty of ants and bugs in the back yard and garden.
I'm a bit concerned with keeping the pest control service now that we've got our beehive in the backyard. The hive is located about 10 ft away from the house itself, in a secluded corner of the yard. The pest service does not spray the garden, any of the vegetables, or ground around the house , just the exterior of the house and foundation. I understand it is probably contradictory to pay for pest service - trying to kill bugs - while trying to raise bees in the yard.
I was hoping the forum could provide some advice in this situation. Should we keep the service? Would it help if I told them to avoid that side of the house closest to the bees? Or, just cancel the service all together with the risk of pesticides and chemicals interfering with the bee and potentially harming the hive? Even though they're just targeting ants, I doubt the pest control company has products guaranteed to be "bee friendly".