Sound science and pest management: what a combination


From its founding, Sprague Pest Solutions has sought to deliver pest management services that are both innovative and respectful of the environment that we all share. The products and service protocols used by a global industry of pest professionals are based on scientific facts and research – not opinions or half-tested theories.

Over the decades, there has been much discussion regarding the usage of pesticides in homes and businesses. While emotions have run high, the Sprague Pest Experts have stuck to their belief that science tells the story. A recent op-ed by an official in one of the most regulated states in the country (California) addressed the issue and nailed it squarely on the head.

Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, discussed the use of pesticides in an op-ed piece in the August 6 edition Sacramento Bee. The Sprague Pest Experts thought it was important to share a few of the valuable insights Leahy mentioned in the article.

“Many Californians think of pesticides as something only farmers use. They don’t realize that pesticides touch many other areas in their lives. We all reap the benefits of pesticides. They are part of the complex processes required to deliver safe food, water and health care, yet some consumers are reluctant to accept the risks required to create those benefits.”

“Pesticides are critical to providing a safe, reliable food supply, maintaining public health, and managing open spaces and urban landscaping. There are no current replacements that effectively deliver these services on a wide scale. So society will continue to use them.”

“Pesticides are among the most regulated item in commerce in California. We are proud to have the most protective pesticide regulations in the world. California law allows my department to act based only on science, not on current trends, opinion or fear. In the meantime, we continue to make great strides in the safer use of all pesticides.”

Read Leahy’s article in its entirety

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