Mosquito populations are dwindling and mosquitoes are not active in cold weather, but until all mosquitoes are killed by freezing weather, there remains a risk of getting bitten on warmer fall days. It is important to still avoid mosquito bites during these times, especially for the elderly, to avoid the ongoing risk for getting West Nile Virus.
Ticks can be active anytime temperatures are above freezing. If you spend time outdoors in the fall, remain vigilant about avoiding ticks and checking for ticks on yourself and children after being outdoors. As long as ticks are active, there remains some risk of getting Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
- Massachusetts Mosquito Borne Disease Isolations. – MA Department of Public Health
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- A short informational video on how to keep mosquitoes out of your home and yard
- Zika Virus information Zika Virus – CDC. Especially relevant if you plan to travel outside the U.S.
- You can also contact The Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding Zika Virus concerns. For further information regarding Zika go to: http://www.mass.gov/dph/zika. or call (617) 983-6800.
- 2015 Town annual reports
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- An America without mosquito control, read here
- EPA Mosquito Control Guide
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- Mosquito Awareness Week- YouTube Playlist
- Risk of disease from mosquito and tick bites
- Although we do not offer tick control, here are some suggestions to reduce the chances of contracting a tickborne disease
- Need help or information on ticks, bed bugs, and head lice? Visit IdentifyUs
- Find documents related to the Children and Families Protection Act