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.
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.
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.
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