New Web Site Offers Consumer Friendly Information About Pesticides and Fertilizers

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The Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) has developed Debug The Myths,, to answer questions consumers have about pesticides. Visitors can follow expert blogs, learn to correctly read a label and participate in an interactive home inspection to find the bugs lurking in your home and the health impacts each can cause.

Ever wonder what's lurking around the house, crawling in the walls, nesting in the kitchen cabinets and wandering among the bed sheets? Pests, such as insects and rodents are often uninvited, unknown guests who can spread bacteria like salmonella, cause asthma reactions, irritate your pets and lower your property value by causing damage to your home.

In warm areas that don't have cold winters to kill off pests, infestation problems and pest management issues are a year-round concern. And in climates where outside temperatures are falling, in-home pest management is a necessary practice to control pests seeking warmer shelter during the winter. Debug The Myths,, is a new Web site that allows visitors to learn about pests that might be lurking in their home from a bug's eye view. The interactive home inspection provides information about the most common areas to find hiding pests and the dangerous health problems each can cause.

Developed by RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)®, the site also answers many questions consumers have about pesticides and fertilizers, their use and the impact on family, pets and the environment. The Web site filters through the facts and fiction about pesticide and fertilizer use, helps visitors choose the right product and provides a label reader to help visitors clearly understand where to look for instructions, warnings and safety tips when reading a pesticide or insecticide label. Garden and health experts are also available to provide advice and answer questions on the use of herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers. Visitors can follow the home and garden blog from the experts.

Home and family are the biggest investments one can make. Debug The Myths helps individuals learn the facts about protecting those investments and maintaining a healthy living environment.

About RISE
Established in 1991, RISE is a national not-for-profit trade association that works as a resource to the media and provides journalists and others with current and accurate information on key pesticide and fertilizer issues. The organization educates about the benefits of pesticide and fertilizer product use and the risks posed by pests, that left untreated can cause serious health and safety threats.

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