Author: Riley Titus

Riley Titus is the state affairs manager at RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment). RISE is the national trade association representing specialty pesticides used by both consumers and professionals.

Mainers enjoy their private property rights. That’s why you should be on the lookout if you are a resident of Portland and enjoy your right to maintain and protect your home and outdoor space. That could all change by the end of the year. Portland’s City Council is considering an ordinance that would take away your right to choose how you protect your family and property from harmful insects and invasive and nuisance plants. The ordinance will take away your right to choose how to protect your family, pets and property by banning the use of state-approved pesticide products. This…

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