Tag: Mosquito Repellents

Safety tips for using mosquito repellents

Always follow the application directions on the product label. Some repellents shouldn’t be used on children under a certain age. Don’t use DEET on infants under 2 months old. Avoid using OLE on children under 3 years old. Try to avoid getting the repellent near your eyes or... more
Tagged with: ,

Preventing Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can be a pain, they get red, swell, itch, but it doesn't stop there, they cause worry especially the last few years. Mosquito bites can cause different diseases that can if not careful, cause death, EEE and West Nile Virus are becoming too common. Unfortunalty you can not just look... more
Tagged with: , , , , ,

West Nile Virus, What You Need To Know

What Is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. This fact sheet contains important information that can help you recognize and... more
Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Updated WNV Threat Levels

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday, Aug. 31, announced West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in three Middlesex County residents and one Hampden County resident. All four patients are recovering. “Confirmation of these four cases is a timely reminder that... more
Tagged with: , , , ,

Make Your Own Mosquito Trap

  We are all looking for different ways to keep the mosquitoes at bay, we use grass fogger, bug spray and candles. But how about trying this one using items and ingredients you already have at home... Supplies: 1 2 liter soda bottle a sharp knife black paper tape candy... more
Tagged with: , , ,

Natural pest control: Mosquitos and fleas

These are the two most common insect pests New Englanders loathe. They both can carry bloodbourne pathogens that can be harmful and sometimes even deadly. Nasty little bloodsuckers that they are the best way is to prevent that they ever show up on your person! Natural Mosquito Repellents First of... more
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,