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Could your Trip to the Cape Give you Lyme Disease? What Scientists are Working on To Help.

There is no doubt that many of you will be heading to the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Cape very soon. The promise of warmer weather brings out the desire to start packing up the car almost instantly. … Continue reading

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Eliminate Central Massachusetts Spring Tick Population Now: Without a Time Machine

Were you picking ticks off your dog daily this spring? It seems like this summer went by in a blink of an eye, making the memories of spring’s plentiful tick season a fresh memory for everyone in Central Massachusetts.  Did … Continue reading

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A Rare & Dangerous Tick Disease is Present in Massachusetts’ Ticks

As if we didn’t have enough worries about ticks in Massachusetts with Lyme disease reaching epidemic proportion in the area, we now have more cause for concern about ticks. The Powassan Virus is a rare but dangerous tick-borne disease that … Continue reading

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Westford Tick Testing Discounted at UMass

At Mosquito Squad of Central Mass, we have often pointed to the importance of tick testing. Offered for a very reasonable $50 at UMass Amherst, tick testing is a great way to speed up the diagnosis should you become ill … Continue reading

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A New Lyme Bacteria Spread by Deer Ticks Found in the Upper Midwest

With millions of types of bacteria in the world, it is not a surprise to hear about a new Lyme-like pathogen being discovered in the upper Midwestern United States. Last year we reported on the discovery of Borrelia miyamotoi in … Continue reading

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6 Strategies NOT to Employ for Protecting Your Dog From Ticks in Central Massachusetts

Are you spending your evening picking ticks off of your dog, despite applying a monthly tick preventative? The truth about veterinarian prescribed tick control for your dogs is that it is not 100% effective. Especially for Central Massachusetts residence, where … Continue reading

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Central Massachusetts Winters are NOT a Tick-Free Season

While we’ve recently enjoyed a few unseasonably warm days in Central Mass, I find myself thinking about the misconception that the ticks “are out”. The reality about ticks, specifically black-legged or deer ticks is that they don’t require the warmest … Continue reading

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Why are ticks in Central Mass so plentiful in the fall?

As the days shorten and the weather begins to cool you may start to see more ticks. While it seems fall may bring more ticks, you might be surprised to find out that there are not really MORE ticks. The … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease declared an epidemic by Massachusetts state health officials

Lyme Disease in Massachusetts has reached epic proportions. So much so that the state has declared it an epidemic. Sounds scary right? Well, it is, and it isn’t. In Massachusetts we’ve had the frequency of human cases go up over … Continue reading

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Preventing tick-borne disease saves lives and saves money

Often, when we think about the cost of Lyme Disease, we think about the cost of antibiotic treatments and the cost of doctor visits to get tested. We also know that the severe cases incur the cost of hospitalization. While … Continue reading

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