Summer is fast approaching and that means you can count on insects like mosquitos, fleas, and ticks to invade homes and yards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of people each year contract an insect-borne disease in the United States such as Zika, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.
Cockroaches in homes and schools contribute to allergies and asthma. Norovirus has shut down schools, restaurants, and cruise ships. C. difficile, a bacterial infection, can spread quickly in hospitals and nursing homes, leading to death in some cases. The four Ebola cases in the U.S. in 2014 attracted significant media coverage and led to the monitoring and/or quarantine of hundreds of people.
All this confirms what we already know: Americans must have access to a wide-range of readily available and effective products, including pesticides, insecticides, mosquito and tick repellants, disinfectants and sanitizers to combat these increasingly prevalent public health issues.
Right now, the Senate is considering a little-known bill that does just that.
Read more at The Hill