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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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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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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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‘Tis the season for Mosquito Borne disease in Central Mass

Did you know that through history mosquitoes have caused more human deaths than any other animal? It’s true. Being vectors of serious diseases makes the deadly mosquito scarier than sharks, bears, lions and other “dangerous” animals. The first case of…
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Mosquito Bites Itch And Sting But Can They Cause Death?

Almost everyone experiences itching after a mosquito bite.  The itch is a mild allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva causing our bodies to have a histamine response.  It’s usually just irritating.  Many homemade and over-the-counter medicines will reduce the itch…
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Does Mosquito Squad Really Work? What’s In There?

These are two questions we are asked a lot.  It’s important you know what your yard is being sprayed with and understand how effective it actually is.  You want a product that can be used around your family that will…
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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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Mosquito Squad of Chelmsford and Cambridge Educates About Malaria

It is amazing that such a small mosquito can be so deadly!  Malaria is contracted by hundreds of millions of people in the world each year.  Of this astronomical number, hundreds of thousands of people die from the disease.  Most…
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