Tag: Mosquito

Get Rid of the Bug Zapper | Bug Tip Tuesday

While this might seem counter intuitive at first glance, you need to stop using a bug zapper if you want to ditch those mosquitoes for good. Granted, the corpses of insect bodies stuck to the cage and littering the ground beneath it make it seem like the thing is doing a good job, but the truth is... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Keep Mosquitoes Away

Everyone loves to hang out by the fire pit but after a while the mosquitoes can really get to be too much. Try adding some sage to your fire pit. The scent of the safe will help in keeping the mosquitoes and bugs... more
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Concern Over Zika Virus

As concern over Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne disease, continues to grow, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging the public to take precautions now to help curb problems during the warmer months when biting mosquito populations tend to increase. “We recognize that... more
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What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Cases of this emerging infectious disease are soaring in the Americas and "spreading explosively," according to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, MD. Many U.S. states are reporting cases of travelers bringing the infection back with them, and health officials in Texas have... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Mosquitoes

With any April showers we may get, be sure to dump or remove any standing water on your property. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and they will soon become a... more
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Second NH Death Due to EEE

Recently, The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has confirmed that a Manchester, New Hampshire adult has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mid-September. EEE is contracted after someone is bitten by an infected mosquito. This is the third person to contract... more
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First Human Case of West Nile in Massachusetts

The state Department of Public Health announced last week that a man in his 70’s from Plymouth County was diagnosed with the first case of human West Nile. The man, was still in the hospital, but is recovering, according to DPH. Investigators are still trying to figure out where the man was... more
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Bug Bite Season is Here

Bug bite season is here. Do you know when you need to see a doctor for a bug bite? Spring usually brings out the spiders then the ticks and mosquitoes. If you get a bug bite, and it is hot and tender or is oozing you should see a doctor. There could be an infection that needs to be treated. Lyme... more
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Prepare Your Home For The Fall

Fall is just around the corner now, beautiful weather, glorious colored leaves, fairs and festivals, you can just smell it in the air, and just as you are preparing for your fall activities, the bug are preparing for the cold season. Because we have had such an early spring and summer with... 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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