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Author Archive: Dave Macchia

Dave Macchia is the owner of Mosquito Squad of Central MA and the author of 2 blogs about mosquito control and tick control in the Central Mass area.

Invasive Mosquito Project Provides Education and More Mosquito Surveillance: A Win-Win

What could be better than combining mosquito awareness education and mosquito surveillance? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a program to gain better insights about where specific mosquito breeds are present, to create a map for tracking…
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Lexington Mosquito Control Post-Rain Check-up

The opening day of summer is here. And with Memorial Day, Central Massachusetts is warming up. The rain has cleared out (for now) and with the warmer temperatures that rain water is busy supporting the growth of new life. New…
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A Mosquito Capable of Carrying the Zika Virus is Indeed in Central Massachusetts

We’ve heard through the grapevine that we are NOT at risk for Zika Virus here in Tewksbury, Sudbury and the rest of Central Massachusetts. While the risk is low, there is still a risk. While the Zika Virus is not…
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Creativity Might Be the Key to Combating Dangerous Mosquito-Borne Diseases

From Malaria, dengue and yellow fever, combating mosquito-borne diseases have always been highly dependent on the efforts of local governments and local people. While plenty of money and research time is spent trying to create medicines and vaccines, immediate protection…
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Weddings & Graduations: Preparing for Your First Outdoor Celebrations of the Season

When spring finally breaks and that last April snow shower has passed, it is time to jump in and finish up those graduation party and wedding plans. Spring Weddings and Graduations are the first big outdoor celebrations of the year in…
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Will Mosquitoes Flourish in Central Massachusetts this Year? The Magic Eight Ball Says “Signs Point to Yes!”

You don’t need a Magic Eight Ball to determine the forecast for the summer bug population. With the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) on the case, we can take advantage of their expertise to know ahead of time what to…
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The Uncertainty of the “Zika Mosquito”

While the current Zika Virus epidemics in the world are primarily being advanced by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, scientists are researching to figure out which other mosquito species are capable of carrying and transmitting the virus. They have confirmed the…
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Could Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Stop the Spread of the Zika Virus?

Last year we shared a story with you about a British company (Oxitec) developing genetically engineered mosquitoes to fight against the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses. At the time, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) were testing these mosquitoes…
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