Talk: The Bugs That Bug YouThis event happened in the past.
Wareham, MA 02571
For as long as people have been alive on this earth, ticks and mosquitoes have existed. More than just annoying, they serve as vectors of germs that can make us sick. Taking disease into account, ticks and mosquitoes rank among the most dangerous animals in the world. (Great white sharks, step aside!)
Ticks are vectors for at least 10 different diseases in our area. In mosquitoes, two potentially deadly diseases stand out in MA: West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). As time goes by, new diseases are likely to emerge, while the current ones may become more common. Not to mention, there are some that primarily affect our pets, such as canine ehrlichiosis and dog heartworm.
Join the Wareham Land Trust, Wareham Board of Health and Plymouth County entomologist Blake Dinius for this FREE workshop at the Wareham Town Hall. The goal? Bust any myths you may have and learn practical applications based on scientifically-backed data. With the right knowledge and awareness, vector-borne diseases are preventable.
Together, we will review the following:
- mosquito and tick biology (vector biology)
- pathogen cycles and transmission
- personal protection methods
- habitat management