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West Nile Virus found in Dighton MA

DIGHTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Dighton Board of Health announced Tuesday that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Dighton. West Nile virus is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While West Nile virus can infect people of all ages, people over the

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Mosquito Control, Norton MA|0 Comments

West Nile Virus found in Norton MA

NORTON -- A mosquito trap in town has tested positive for West Nile Virus -- the second Attleboro area community to show such a result in recent weeks. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and local board of health Wednesday announced WNV has been detected in mosquitoes collected in Norton. Mosquitoes in Seekonk were found to have WNV earlier

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Mosquito Control, Norton MA|0 Comments

West Nile Virus detected in Milford, Ashland

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in Milford and Ashland during routine tests, public health officials said Wednesday. No residents in either town have reported being diagnosed with the virus, but officials are warning the public to be vigilant in protecting themselves. Milford Health Agent Paul Mazzuchelli said the virus was detected in a mosquito found in a

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Ashland MA, Milford MA, Mosquito Control|0 Comments

The West Nile Virus: Risks, Symptoms and Treatment

The West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne infection. Infected mosquitoes can spread the virus to a variety of animals including. West Nile virus is usually spread by the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird. Most people who get West Nile virus experience no symptoms or only mild flu-like symptoms, but it can cause serious illness

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Tick Control|0 Comments

How Ticks Transmit Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transferred to humans through the bite of a deer tick and is the most common disease in the United States caused from a bug bite. Blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) are growing in big numbers throughout the United States, due to tick larvae attaching themselves to birds

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Tick Control|0 Comments

5 Effective Ways To Protect Against Ticks

In order to reduce the risks involved with tick-borne illness, here the top 5 things you can do to protect yourself against ticks: Create a chemical barrier between your home and the pests There is a common belief that trap-setting is an effective way to deal with unwanted pests; however that is the last thing you want to do. The

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Zika|0 Comments

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