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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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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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Satisfaction guaranteed – even if it means catching, dismantling and identifying a mosquito from your Central Mass property

Mosquito control for your Central Mass home – Guaranteed! Recently I had the disappointing phone call from a customer who was getting less than satisfactory mosquito control results from our traditional barrier spray. While I never like getting these calls,…
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A distinction we don’t want in Massachusetts – highest number of human EEE cases

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is not something that is just a concern for horse owners and lovers. The potentially fatal disease can be spread to humans with a tremendously scary outcome. While rare in humans, EEE is one of 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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Other Infectious Mosquito Diseases of Central Mass

We’ve all heard about the Asian Tiger mosquito. It’s the aggressive day feeding mosquito with tiger like stripes. The Asian Tiger spreads West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Dengue Fever among other diseases. This little bugger’s scientific name is Aedes…
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Why do mosquitoes want to have their backyard BBQ at the same time as us?

When you hang around outside from daytime into dusk, you know that dusk seems to be when the dinner bell sounds for not just humans. Dusk is the time we’re getting ready for grilling out and mosquitoes are getting ready…
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Does Mosquito Squad Mosquito Barrier Spray Work?

It sure does work! Mosquito Squad of Central Mass applies barrier sprays to homes, commercial venues, and special events throughout the Central Mass area including Chelmsford, Leominster, and Cambridge. The barrier spray is also called a perimeter spray or yard…
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Is Chikungunya Coming To Central Mass This Summer?

When Chikungunya first appeared on the Reunion Islands near India, 266,000 of the island’s 770,000 were soon infected according to a recent article by The Daily Beast.  It is now in the Western Hemisphere.  Chikunguya first appeared here in December…
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