Month: May 2010

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Approximately 34.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma by a health professional during their lifetime. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease. Asthma rates in children under the age of five have increased more than 160 percent from 1980 to 1994. In 2005, nearly 9 … Continued

“The only way to take those weeds out for good is with pesticides”

Media coverage about pesticide bans in Canada is popping up like the dandelions are popping up in the resident’s yards. Recent articles in the Guelph Mercury and the National Post give insight on how quickly yards are going from green to yellow and how weeds are uncontrollable without the option of using effective herbicide products. … Continued

Connecticut Considers IPM Legislation

The Connecticut State Legislature is currently considering House Bill 5418, a bill that would implement an integrated pest management (IPM) program in Connecticut schools. The bill would ensure the necessary control of harmful pests on school grounds, and provide children with a safe learning environment. Opponents of the bill have been active in attempts to … Continued

Attention Florida Homeowners!

The Florida State Senate is considering a bill (Senate Bill 382), which would limit the authority of individual municipalities to ban the sale of lawn and landscape fertilizers. This is an opportunity for Florida to pass science-based urban fertilizer regulation,  and prevent localities from passing fertilizer bans not backed by science, such as the one … Continued

Spring Has Sprung: Time to Learn About Lyme Disease

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, which means we all should refresh our knowledge about the cause, prevention and prevalence of the devastating disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme Disease is the most prevalent insect-borne disease in the United States, with more than 28,000 confirmed cases and nearly 7,000 … Continued

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