Tag: Massachusetts

Common ticks in Massachusetts

Identification There are two species of ticks common in Massachusetts: the deer tick (I. scapularis) and the dog tick. An adult deer tick is substantially smaller than the more common dog tick, however size is not always a useful indicator since an engorged tick can be several times the size... more
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This Fall is Full of Stink Bugs

First came spring and the ticks, bearers of Lyme disease and destroyers of worry-free walks in the woods or fields. Then, the mosquitoes in summer’s heat, carrying the potentially deadly West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis viruses and forcing people to change their outdoor habits. Now,... more
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Hamilton To Spray Tonight Between 6:30 PM & 2 AM

Hamilton to spray for mosquitoes on Thursday Hamilton-Wenham — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that a horse was found positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Essex. As a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of EEE, targeted truck spraying in... more
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EEE and West Nile from Mosquitoes Pose Serious Health Risk In MA

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there is an early and consistent presence of EEE from mosquitoes in the area. In Easton, Raynham, Taunton, and West Bridgewater the risk level has been raised from "High" to "Critical," and in Bridgewater and Norton it was raised... more
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Mosquitoes In Easton Test Positive For EEE

BOSTON (CBS) – Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports. The diseased turned up in a mosquito pool collected on July 9 in the town of Easton. As a result, the state officials have... more
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Hiker Attacked by Rabid Raccoon

The raccoon attacked a hiker who was in a restroom at Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia on Thursday, May 10th, near the Valley Green Inn. The animal was trapped and tested positive for rabies. The victim is undergoing treatment to prevent rabies infection, the Health Dept. said. Officials are... more
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With The Temperature In The 50’s Today You May Just See Some Spring Insects!!!

If your day looks like this: Baseball Caps Grill Smoking Lemonade & Iced Tea Flowing Basketball in the Driveway Chalk on the Sidewalks Kids on Bikes Then don’t be surprised if you see ants joining you on what is supposed to be a beautiful day! It looks a bit gloomy right now but the... more
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New Method to Control Disease-Carrying Insects

Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the human health and veterinary sectors. Catherine A. Hill, associate professor of entomology in the College of... more
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Spring in February

A1 Exterminators Carpenter Ants Control
So the weather was beautiful yesterday and looks to be about the same today so don’t be surprised if you happen to see signs of spring insects soon. No, it’s not spring yet, and yes we still have about 6 more weeks or so of winter according to Punxsutawney Phil, but 6 weeks can fly by. So start... more
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Insects Found In Valentine's Day Flowers

Many people probably don’t know but the U.S. Homeland Security have specialized agents with Customs and Border Protection going through every shipment of flowers sent to the Port of Atlanta, looking for invasive bugs and plant diseases. Agents say some of the bugs could wipe out entire fields,... more
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