Tick and Mosquito Information

We are seeing an 'uptick' in tick borne viruses this year so to protect yourself from tick bites, do the following:

-Use repellent with DEET on clothing, camping gear, shoes (not on skin and not on children under 2 yrs of age).

-Wear light colored pants tucked into socks/boots when out of doors and a long sleeved shirt. 

-Stay on cleared trails when hiking and out of the dunes on beaches. 

-Treat your pets with tick control measures

-Check yourself and family thoroughly after outdoors activities, paying particular attention to warm, moist areas and remember ticks can be very small, the size of a poppy seed.

 

Click on the links below to view Fact Sheets on the respective topics. Also, you may visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at: www.mass.gov/dph  or  https:www.mass.gov/service-details/infectious-diseases-a-z

Mosquitoes and Ticks - They're Out in Mass!

You may also view the Norfolk County Mosquito Control detections, surveillance & risk maps at www.mosquitoresults.com 

 Tick Diseases

  • Lyme Disease         
  • Babesiosis
  • HGA/Anaplasmosis
  • Tularemia
  • Powassan Virus
  • Borrelia miyamotoi
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Mosquito Diseases

  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • West Nile Virus
  • Zika

Visit CDC website:    www.cdc.gov/zika