Month: June 2014


The name chikungunya may sound funny but this virus is no laughing matter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recent cases are being reported in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, totaling 57 infections reported in the United States so far this year. To date, all cases occurred in travelers returning from … Continued

Protect Your Family from Mosquitoes this Summer

The first day of summer has arrived, and with warm weather comes more outdoor activities and… pesky mosquitos. Each summer, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) recognizes “National Mosquito Control Week,” a week used to educate people about the significance mosquitoes play in our daily lives and the control measures that are available to manage … Continued

RISE Supports National Efforts to Promote and Protect Pollinator Health

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® supports the White House’s Presidential Memorandum on creating a national strategy to promote pollinator health, protect and restore pollinator habitats, and conduct comprehensive research to better understand pollinator population decline. The conversation around pollinators has been heightened in recent years – and again made a focus today. To … Continued

Five Ways to Enrich Your Lawn and Garden this Summer

You may not recognize honey bees beyond their black and gold stripes, but bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our environment and are responsible for pollinating some of our favorite foods and flowering plant species. Research points to multiple factors affecting bee health, such as pests, parasites, climate change, and nutrition problems. Fortunately, gardeners … Continued

Bees Play an Important Role with the Plants We Grow

Bees pollinate more than 16 percent of flowering plant species[i], including those found in yards, landscapes and parks in our communities and across our country. During Pollinator Week – June 16-22, 2014, and all year long – each of us can take action to understand the many factors contributing to bee health, and make a … Continued

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