A lawsuit has challenged the Montgomery County lawn care ban. RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) has combined efforts with six local businesses and seven Montgomery County residents to file a lawsuit challenging the passage of a recent Maryland law, Bill 52-14. This lawn care product ban bans the use of almost all lawn care products on private property.
What Bill 52-14 Means For Homeowners And Professionals
According to Bill 52-14, under Maryland law, residents and professionals would no longer be able to use widely available and common lawn and gardening products on their own lawns and those of their clients. This includes both private and country property. This law is set to go into effect January 1, 2018, in regards to private property. This means that starting on January, 1 2018, homeowners would officially be banned from using lawn care products under Maryland law. As RISE points out, this would create significant issues for the homeowners and professional who rely on pest control for clean and safe homes and prosperous businesses.
What This Means For Pest Control
Under the law, homeowners would be banned from using traditional means to keep pests out of their lawns, many which carry disease or can actively destroy gardens and get trapped in or beneath homes and cause problems and health risks for homeowners. Those opposing the law say that it leaves residents unable to treat their properties with state registered pesticides, leaves professionals with almost no animal care solutions, and will only serve to confuse retailers as the Montgomery County law will differ significantly from Maryland law. This would create numerous issues across the county, which would be hard to address legally without access to the proper tools.
Under Maryland Law, the registration, sale, and use of pesticides is heavily monitored and uniformly regulated across the state. So, lawn care products and pesticides which would be banned under Bill 25-14 have already been reviewed and approved across the entire rest of the state of Maryland. Within Montgomery County alone, pest control under traditional and state accepted means would become almost impossible and require some sort of replacement which does not yet exist.
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