Tag Archives: Mosquito Squad Central Mass

How to Check Your Dog for Ticks in Central Massachusetts

“Help! I am pulling a few ticks off of my dog each and every day.” We have been hearing from many customers and experiencing it ourselves, the ticks are out in full force this spring and they are relentlessly searching … Continue reading

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Oy Vey! A New Vector of Dangerous Tick-Borne Diseases is Prevalent in Massachusetts

Because the threats we face from the plethora of deer ticks and wood ticks in Central Massachusetts wasn’t enough, we are now facing a threat from the Lone Star tick. The fast moving, disease-carrying pests are migrating to northern states, … Continue reading

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Deer Tick Genome Map: The Beginning of New Defenses Against Ticks & Tick-borne Diseases

For ten years entomologist, Catherine Hill at Purdue University and a team of 93 scientists from 46 institutions around the world have been studying ticks in effort to combat the dangerous tick-borne diseases that afflict thousands of people and animals … 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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Knowledge is Power in the Fight Against Ticks & Tick-borne Disease – 3 of our all-time favorite tick videos!

The Tick Encounter Resource Center (TERC), one of my all time favorite websites, offers some of the best information about protecting yourself from tick bites and tick-borne diseases. The Tick Encounter Resource Center from the University of Rhode Island is a leads … 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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If you live in Central Massachusetts, you should be aware of the tick-borne disease B. Miyamotoi

By now almost everyone has heard of Lyme Disease. With increased public knowledge of how you contract it, how to prevent it and what the symptoms of Lyme Disease are, we can lower everyone’s risk for getting it. While you … Continue reading

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They may be ugly, but opossums could be saving your life!

The opossum, often simply called possum, may look like a giant rat and may sometimes act like one, but it is a phenomenally special creature that is of great benefit to human kind. Does that sound a bit far-fetched? It … Continue reading

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