Mosquito & Tick-Borne Diseases

For more information on mosquito and tick-borne illnesses see below.

  1. Tick-Borne Diseases
  2. Mosquito-Borne Diseases/ Prevention 
  3. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
  4. West Nile Virus

Tick-borne Diseases

Ticks can carry harmful diseases. Ticks are bugs that feed on the blood of mammals, birds, or reptiles. Black-legged (deer) ticks and dog ticks are found throughout Massachusetts and may spread different disease-causing germs when they bite you. The most common tick-borne diseases in Massachusetts are Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis. Other diseases that are more rare, but still occur, are Tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Powassan virus. Tick-borne illnesses can be very severe and taking steps to avoid tick bites is important. 

Please see the below links for specific disease information.

Tick Removal