Tag: Mosquito

Control Mosquitoes Inside Your Home

Keep Mosquitoes Out To keep mosquitoes outside of your home, you can: Install or repair and use window and door screens. Close doors, including garage doors. Do not leave doors propped open. Use air conditioning when possible. Control Mosquitoes Inside Your Home Mosquitoes rest... more
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Mosquitoes can detect changes in carbon dioxide

We all emit carbon dioxide when we breathe out. We also produce more when we’re active, such as during exercise. Mosquitoes can detect changes in carbon dioxide in their environment. Research has shown that different mosquito species may respond differently to carbon dioxide. An increase in... more
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What Happens When a Mosquito Bites You

When a mosquito bites you, it pierces the skin using a special mouthpart (proboscis) to suck up blood. As the mosquito is feeding, it injects saliva into your skin. Your body reacts to the saliva resulting in a bump and itching. Some people have only a mild reaction to a bite or bites. Other... more
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Facts About Mosquitoes

Day and night Adult mosquitoes live indoors and outdoors. Mosquitoes can bite day and night. Adult mosquitoes live for about 2 to 4 weeks depending on the species, humidity, temperature, and other factors. Female mosquitoes often live longer than male mosquitoes. Only female... more
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How can I prevent mosquitoes?

Most counties have a mosquito abatement program in place to minimize the local population and help keep the public safe. These programs typically involve trapping mosquitoes in different areas and testing them for known pathogens. This helps monitor the spread of diseases and warn the public of... more
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MOSQUITOS-Safe use of repellants

Remember these important points to use repellents safely: Applying the Product Read and follow the label directions to ensure proper use; be sure you understand how much to apply. Apply repellents only to exposed skin and/or clothing. Do not use under clothing. Do not apply near... more
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Take These Steps to Avoid Mosquito Bites

Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, and in the early evening. Wear long pants and long sleeves when you go outdoors. Apply bug spray with DEET or picaridin to all exposed skin. Get rid of standing water where mosquitoes breed. Use screens on windows and doors to keep the bugs... more
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Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV)

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is a member of the genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae. Other medically important alphaviruses found in the Americas include Western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV). EEEV has a single-stranded, positive-sense... more
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Fact sheet about Mosquito EEE virus

What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus. How is the EEE virus spread? The virus that causes EEE is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. In Massachusetts, the virus is most often identified in mosquitoes... more
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Little-Known Facts about Mosquitoes

(There are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes, so behavior can vary) Only female mosquitoes bite when they want to reproduce, otherwise they prefer flower nectar. The males also survive on flower nectar and don't take blood meals. Humans typically aren't a mosquito's first choice for... more
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