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It is clear, that our region is experiencing an increase in both tick and mosquito related severe illnesses. One bite can change your life. Ticks spread Lyme, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis. Mosquitos can infect you with the deadly EEE as well as West Nile Virus.

We can tailor a tick and mosquito spray program for your property to provide safety and peace of mind to enjoy your time outdoors. This in conjunction with the proper application of tick tubes or tick boxes if necessary will give you peace of mind and allow you to safely enjoy your time outdoors with family, friends and pets. Please contact us for a free consultation and estimate or to answer any questions you may have.

Mosquito facts

Mosquito facts

In Massachusetts, the virus is most often identified in mosquitoes found in and around freshwater, hardwood and swamps. The EEE virus infects birds, often with no evidence of illness in the bird. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite infected birds. Although humans and several other types of mammals, particularly horses and llamas, can become infected, they do not spread disease.

What are the symptoms of EEE?

The first symptoms of EEE are fever (often 103º to 106ºF), stiff neck, headache, and lack of energy. These symptoms show up three to ten days after a bite from an infected mosquito. Inflammation and swelling of the brain, called encephalitis, is the most dangerous and frequent serious complication. The disease gets worse quickly and some patients may go into a coma within a week.

Tick Facts

  • Ticks live in shady, damp, wooded areas including shrubs and gardens. Ticks attach to people, pets, and other animals that rub up against them. Nymph stage ticks are found mostly at ground level. Adult stage ticks can be found up to a couple of feet off the ground on the vegetation.

Bite Prevention

Bite Prevention

  • Wear light colored clothing to more easily spot ticks. Check yourself and your animals after coming inside. Use of repellents that contain DEET may be used on the skin and those containing Permethrin may be used on clothing only.



Useful Resources

MA Department of Public Health:
www.mass.gov/dph