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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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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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Yikes, Chikungunya has arrived in the United States!

Chikungunya may sound like a spicy dish from the Caribbean but it is certainly not.  It is actually another of the many mosquito-borne diseases from which over 1 million people worldwide perish each year.  Unfortunately, the only thing hot about…
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Mosquito Bites: How Do You Know What Is A Reaction Versus An Infection?

You or your child has a mosquito bite. This bite seems out of the ordinary. The way it looks is concerning. How do you know what to do? Should you see a doctor or wait it out? There are some…
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Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My! Is The Deadliest Animal Smaller Than A Fly?

The top ten deadliest animals in the world consist of Grizzly Bears, Crocodiles and African Lions.  Did you know that the mosquito is considered the top animal on the list?  Mosquitoes carry many life-threatening diseases all over the world.  The…
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Will Your Mosquito Control Spray Wash Away?

Our Chelmsford area residents have received quite a bit of rain lately due to Tropical Storm Andrea moving up the East Coast.  Many of our Middlesex County customers have called wondering if our mosquito control barrier yard spray washes away…
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When You Are A Mosquito, Girls Control The World

Did you know that adult female mosquitoes are the only ones that will bite humans? The little ladies need protein from a blood meal to develop their eggs. Some female mosquitoes only prefer biting certain animals such as birds and…
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Ouch! The Asian Tiger Mosquito Takes A Bite Out Of Massachusetts

You may have seen these distinctive striped-legged mosquitoes and wondered what they are called.  The black and white striped pattern on their legs is a true representation of the animal that inspired their naming – a tiger.  They are bold…
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