Tag: health

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

Protect Your Family from Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

(StatePoint) More than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, making it the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Make sure your family isn’t part of that number. As the warmer months coax us outside, reducing the risk of tick bites is … Continued

Guard Against Mosquitoes to Prevent West Nile Virus

In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 23 to June 29, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is bringing attention to the importance of eliminating the growing threat of mosquitoes that are spreading West Nile virus across the nation. Last year was the worst ever for West Nile virus deaths with 286 … Continued

Celebrating Father’s Day

This weekend, enjoy your Father’s Day celebration outdoors.  One of the best ways to spend time with family and friends is to take part in outdoor activities like barbecuing, ball games, or simply kicking back in the shade.  Almost synonymous to outdoor fun are outdoor pests like mosquitoes, ticks, wasps and pesky flies. With Father’s … Continued

Protecting Your Pets from Pests

Did you know? For nearly 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. According to WebMD, pets help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and depression, boost immunity, and more. This May, in recognition of National Pet Month and your furry friend, join fellow pet owners in promoting pet ownership. Raise … Continued

One Mother’s Personal and Community-Wide Fight against Lyme Disease

In recognition of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the following article is a true story about one mother’s survival of Lyme disease and her drive to help others prevent and control the disease in their own families. When Jennifer Reid returned to her car after running errands in her hometown in Connecticut and realized she couldn’t … Continued

5 Easy Tips to Prevent Lyme Disease

In recognition of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force recommends using the BLAST approach to prevent Lyme disease: Bathe soon after spending time outdoors. A recent study showed that people who bathed or showered within two hours of coming indoors did not contract Lyme disease as frequently as those who did … Continued

Stay Vigilant for Ticks All Summer Long

While Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May) may be coming to an end soon, tick season is merely just beginning. Read through some previous tick posts below to learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones this summer! Control Ticks to Control Lyme Disease Trivia Thursday: How much do you REALLY know about … Continued

Control Ticks to Control Lyme Disease

Long History and High Rates Lyme disease doesn’t just occur at high rates in Connecticut – the disease was named after the Connecticut community of Lyme. Now, more than three decades since the cluster of disease sufferers in Lyme inspired the name, the disease continues affecting our state significantly. Connecticut experiences more Lyme disease cases … Continued

The Battle of the Bed Bug

You’ve all heard about them—bed bugs—those sneaky, near-microscopic bugs that hitch a ride into your home uninvited and cause all kinds of mischief. This past year, bed bugs have taken up residence in homes, hotels, and businesses across the United States. Los Angeles and other west-coast metropolitan areas are no exception. While New York City … Continued

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