Zika virus. Lyme Disease. Allergies. Insects and weeds cause real health concerns and hazards. Judicious and targeted pesticide use, as part of an integrated pest management program (IPM), provides real solutions to controlling the insects and weeds causing diseases and discomfort. In your backyard, local park, or school athletic field, IPM and the responsible use of pesticides can help reduce the impact of the following health and environmental risks:

  • Serious insect-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile viruses, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Skin irritation, seasonal allergies, and respiratory problems caused by uncontrolled weeds such as poison ivy and ragweed
  • Destructive pests such as wasps, termites, and rodents that can hide in neglected outdoor spaces

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