Mosquito and Tick "Season" is here!

July 15, 2021.  "Rain, rain go away....".  We all know that increased rain brings more puddles, aka, incubators for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.  Ticks have also returned; thus this opportunity to review how to protect ourselves from most insect-borne diseases while we enjoy being outdoors.   Our friends at MA DPH tell is that there are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites, and the illnesses they can cause.

Protect yourself from illness by doing simple things:

  • Use insect repellents any time you are outdoors
  • Wear long-sleeved clothing
  • Schedule outdoor activities to avoid the hours from dusk to dawn during peak mosquito season
  • Repair damaged window and door screens
  • Remove standing water from the areas around your home

Further information is also available on the following MA DPH links:

Replentes para garrapatas

Tick Repellents

Picaduras de Mosquitos!

Mosquito Bite Prevention