Category Archives: Tick bites

Ticks Present Health Dangers To Humans and Animals that Go Well Beyond Lyme Disease in Central Massachusetts

As Lyme Disease gets more media attention and the public becomes more aware of it, it is important to know that there are other tick-borne diseases that have similar symptoms. These diseases can affect horses and dogs as well as … Continue reading

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Hope in Central Massachusetts: The Land of Dangerous Tick-Borne Diseases

As tick control experts we often have the unfortunate job of informing the public about newly discovered or newly arrived dangerous tick-borne diseases. Babesiosis, which is transmitted to humans by deer ticks, was on that list in the last few … Continue reading

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Why is it so Darn Difficult to Remove a Tick?

Living in Central Massachusetts, Tewksbury residents certainly know a thing or two about deer ticks. Tick populations are at epic proportions, making us experts in finding and removing ticks whether we like it or not. As we all know, deer … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease: It Can Happen to You. Is Massachusetts doing enough to protect our residents?

Here at Mosquito Squad of Central Mass, our job is to provide industry-leading protection and prevention for home properties and businesses. Part of prevention is education. In Central Massachusetts. The threat of Lyme disease is growing. Tick control and elimination … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To Reduce Ticks In Your Yard Next Summer

You may think that ticks die off with cold weather in the winter.  A very cold winter means more ticks die off.  Many people still seem to have this notion but it’s not true.  Ticks become dormant in the winter … Continue reading

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Three Easiest Tips For Getting Rid Of Ticks

The University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center is a great resource.  We wanted to share their top 3 easiest ones that anyone can do, no excuses. In a page titled, TickSmart ™ Tips for TickSafe Living!, 5 tips were … Continue reading

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Fire? Flush? Alcohol? How To Properly Dispose Of A Tick

Listening to people discuss their method for disposing of ticks can range from hilarious to frightening.  If you’ve heard these discussions, you may begin to ask yourself if others feel about ticks the same way they feel about werewolves or … Continue reading

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What Dog Lovers Need To Know About Ticks On Dogs

The months of May through July see the highest number of diagnosed Lyme Disease cases in dogs.  Although Lyme Disease is diagnosed all year long in dogs, there is one primary reason spring and summer see the most cases.  During this … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes are gulpers. Ticks are lingerers. Do you have to let them linger?

What’s the biggest difference between mosquitoes and ticks?  They both carry diseases that can be lethal.  They both bite humans and pets.  They both love warm weather.  There are many similarities but the biggest difference is how they bite.  Mosquitoes … Continue reading

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