Mosquito Squad of Central MA

Lyme Disease

Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Central Massachusetts Is Alarming, But There Is A Bigger Threat Among Us

Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been in our news over the past few weeks. The third case of EEE this year was found in a Tyngsborough horse that died from the illness. The mosquito threat level in neighboring Chelmsford and Westford…
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How Serious Is Tick Borne Disease In Central Massachusetts?

Massachusetts residents are used to hearing about the risk of Lyme Disease in our area.  This time of year, there is something about Lyme Disease in the news almost daily. Most cases of tick borne illness are reported between the…
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Girl Diagnosed With Advanced Lyme Disease From Ashburnham, MA Is Beneficiary Of Annual Run

In July of 2003, Brian Simmons was killed by a drunk driver when leaving his first job as a unit coordinator at UMass Hospital in Worcester. Brian was an Ashburnham, MA native who was a great soccer player. He had…
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Tick Control: How Can Something That You Cannot Hear, See or Feel Make You So Sick?

They are stealth. Often too tiny to see on your body. When they bite, it is painless. At least a mosquito will warn you with a buzz. Ticks are sly. They are in our daily surroundings of Chelmsford and Cambridge…
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How To Stay In Control When A Tick Bites

You come inside from a day in the yard where the kids were playing games and climbing trees while you were gardening.  As a precaution, you check the kids for ticks and make them take showers upon coming indoors.  Too…
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Mosquito Control Tips: Organic Landscaping Materials May Bring More Than Just Beauty To Your Yard

My friend Nicole believes that she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever from spreading fresh mulch in her yard. She was under the impression that since it was organic, and because it came in a bag that somehow it would be free…
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The Bull’s-eye Is Not As Precise With Lyme Disease

Yes, it is true.  A tiny tick can make you very sick! Developing a bull’s-eye rash is a sure sign that you have Lyme Disease. But, did you know that sometimes, the bull’s-eye rash does not appear? The rash, also…
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Can Your Dog Get Lyme Disease? Can Your Cat Get Lyme Disease?

Yes, Yes, Yes!  No, say it is not so.  Your beloved cats, dogs and pets can in fact get Lyme disease just like their less furry counterparts.  Lyme disease is carried by very small nymph ticks.  These ticks bite mice…
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Teen In Massachusetts Finds Killing Ticks In The Dryer Is No Sweat!

Massachusetts high school student, Jacqueline Flynn decided to research killing ticks in the clothes dryer for her science fair experiment.  16 year old Jacqueline found that the Centers for Disease Control recommend drying tick laden clothing on high heat, for…
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Oh Deer! Lyme Disease Prevention Needs Attention in Massachusetts

A report released by a special legislative commission recognizes the large increase of Lyme Disease cases in Massachusetts. The report cites the rising deer population in Massachusetts, along with new housing communities encroaching on these habitats, as a catalyst. While the…
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