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Mosquito Control Central Mass

Zika Virus is Getting Media Attention, But Dangerous West Nile Virus is Already Here in Central Mass

The Zika Virus has owned the media since early spring, and for good reason, it can have devastating repercussions to those affected by it. In Central Massachusetts, all the cases of Zika have been transmitted while traveling to other countries.…
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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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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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You’ve heard of GMOs, what about GMMs? Genetically modified mosquitoes are the next big debate

The Florida Keys are a hot bed for mosquitoes and aggressive mosquitoes at that. With year round mosquito weather they never get a break from the annoying dangerous pests. The particularly human loving variety called Aedes aegyptus or yellow fever mosquito,…
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Aristotle wrote about it. Alexander the Great was likely killed by it. Bill Gates has made it his mission to fight it. The 210 million year struggle against the most prolific killer of all time.

Every school-aged kid learns about various plagues and black deaths and yellow fevers that killed off massive numbers of people during times when the medical community didn’t have as much knowledge as they do now. If you were like me,…
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Ponds, streams, bird baths or buckets: which of these is turning your Central Mass yard into a mosquito factory?

What makes a better mosquito habitat? A neighborhood pond filled with fish, frogs, and other insects or a forgotten dog dish sitting undisturbed under a shady tree in your suburban back yard? If it is left with water in it…
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Mosquito control in Central Mass has improved dramatically. No cans, no coils, no candles needed.

As you know, mosquito protection is not simple or easy. In days of old, a few Citronella candles and a bottle of stinky spray were the norm. We all accepted the fact that this strategy would provide minimal protection at…
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A Mass of Mosquitoes here in Central Massachussetts

As we enter the middle of May, the weather in Central Massachusetts gets warmer and more humid. Regular readers of our blog know that it’s already mosquito season…and that our long winter means more snow-melt…and therefore many more mosquitoes than…
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EEE! – Not Just A Sound You Make When Slapping A Mosquito

EEE is the acronym for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.  As the name suggests, horses are most at risk for becoming infected.  Although rare in humans, it can cause permanent disabilities.  If infected, one in three of us will succumb to it. …
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