Category: Health

Mother Nature isn’t fazed by fall – and neither are mosquitoes

There’s a saying we like to use in Texas that goes a little something like this: “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait five minutes. It’ll change!” It’s true – we have wild weather here in the Lone Star State, and chances are wherever you live, you too are experiencing shifts in … Continued

People Taking Simple, but Not Extreme, Steps to Protect Against Zika

Recent survey shows more than 80 percent of people are using insect repellent, but not changing travel plans WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2016 – According to a recent survey conducted by RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)®, people are taking simple actions to protect themselves, their families and their homes from mosquitoes this summer; … Continued

Leave Mosquitoes off Your Wedding Invite List

Summertime brings sunshine, rising temperatures, and some of the most popular wedding months. Planning is essential for the big day to go off without a hitch, but there’s one final detail to take care of if you’re planning your nuptials outdoors– how do you ensure the attention is on you, and not on your unwanted … Continued

Bite Back: Learn to Prevent Tick Bites

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to revisit the cause, prevalence and prevention steps of the devastating disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, making it the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US. As the … Continued

Legislation Banning Pesticides Introduced in Montgomery County

County Councilmember George Leventhal introduced legislation this week in Montgomery County, Md., that aims to ban the use of select pesticides on public and private property in the county, limiting professionals’ and homeowners’ ability to maintain safe and healthy outdoor spaces. The proposed Bill 52-14 overlooks the benefits these products provide and increases the community’s … Continued

Chikun-what??

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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