Category: Outdoor

5 Ways to Love Your Lawn

Relationships take work, and the one with your lawn is no exception. It takes the same quality time, attention and love any other relationship does to be successful. So what about spending some of the $116 the average American spends on Valentine’s Day to treat your lawn? RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is … Continued

Summer has arrived, and so have the Mosquitoes

Welcoming the first official day of summer means welcoming more time in the fresh air and sunshine. But it also means a greater chance of itchy, and potentially dangerous, mosquito bites. Mosquito bites can be a serious threat to public health. According to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), more than one million people worldwide … 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

Local Boys & Girls Club Members Become Ecosystem Defenders

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® teamed up with the Knudson Boys & Girls Club of Salem and the Meyer Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Portland to provide club members with the opportunity to learn more about the delicate balance of the ecosystem in which they live, and the impact that insects, particularly … Continued

Close Encounters with the Invasive Kind

A recent TIME magazine cover story titled, “Space Invaders: Invasive Species, Coming Soon to a Habitat Near You,” highlights the growth of invasive species – non-native plants, bugs, and animals – across North America. While many of these “space invaders” may be nice to look at in your backyard, parks or outdoor spaces, they are … 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

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

The Bee’s Knees

All of us care about the environment and about using lawn and garden pesticides in the safest and most environmentally sound way when dealing with home and garden pest problems. One way to ensure lawn and garden pesticides do not harm pollinators is to read and follow all insecticide product instructions. With the spring planting … Continued

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