SUMMER IN CONNECTICUT!

Summer In Connecticut! It’s that time of year again! Kids out of school, popsicles, ice cream, cookouts, camp, sun shining, early mornings and late nights, beach, hikes, boating, fishing, fireworks, vacations!!……bedbugs? What do you mean bedbugs?!!? That’s what I think of when I think of vacation, bedbugs. Of course, the summer is a great time […]

Why Do Mosquitoes Love Me?!

Why Do These Mosquitoes Love Me So Much?! What is about humans that make us so attractive to mosquitoes? In this blog we are going to explore this question by looking at some scientific studies recently conducted on this subject. Are you the type of person who gets attacked by mosquitoes the second you walk […]

Tick-Borne Diseases

SPREAD OF DANGEROUS TICK-BORNE DISEASES IN NEW ENGLAND I had made a Facebook post earlier in the year of an article by Newsweek talking about a little-know and understood type of Lyme Disease called post-treatment Lyme disease (PTLD) or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome. I wanted to also write a blog on this subject as it […]

Asian Longhorned Ticks

AISIAN LONGHORNED TICK IN CONNECTICUT? The Asian Longhorned tick is an invasive species that has spread recently to several states in New England. I brought this up last year when it was first found on a sheep in New Jersey in 2017 and started to spread north. The Asian Longhorned Tick has the potential to […]

STINK BUGS IN CONNECTICUT

BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG These pests are relatively new to the United States, first appearing in Pennsylvania in 1996 then spreading north into Connecticut and other Northeast states in the early 2000’s. The stink bug is more of an agricultural pest then anything else, feeding on many different ornamental plants and trees. In homes they […]

Carpenter Ants In Connecticut

CARPENTER ANTS IN CONNECTICUT Often you won’t even know you have an issue with carpenter ants, as they typically stay unseen. Largely, carpenter ants choose nesting sites outdoors, in old tree trunks and rooted wood fences. In mid-summer satellite nests are formed, and these are the typical ones that find a nest indoor, while the […]

Third CT Resident Positive For West Nile

Three CT Residents Test Positive for West Nile Virus If you have been following the news lately then you know there have been 3 cases of humans testing positive for the West Nile Virus, the last of which was in Southington. I have been sharing the story and all of it’s updates since the first […]

West Nile Virus In Connecticut 2018

West Nile Virus In Connecticut 2018 West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes found in several Connecticut towns. Each year The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station traps, identifies, and tests mosquitoes for viruses such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus, Zika Virus, and Jamestown Canyon Virus. Scientists conduct a statewide surveillance program annually. Research identified the […]

Tick-Tock

Tick-Tock The threat of so many diseases carried by ticks is scary, it seems every year as soon as summer hits all the news stations, papers, and news sites have another horror story of the various diseases that are threatening us this year transmitted via ticks. So, with all these stories and news alerts which […]

Ticks & Mosquitoes…All Types of Diseases

TICK & MOSQUITOE BORNE DISEASES….TOO MANY TO LIST With the warm weather comes pool parties, cookouts, back-yard games, camping, and unfortunately ticks and mosquitoes. We all see the news about Lyme disease, Zika Virus, Powassan and all the other countless diseases that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit, so what do we do about it? There […]