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Category: Ticks & Entomology

Don't fall for ticks this season.

Stay Aware and Don’t Fall for Tick Bites (or outdated tick testing info).

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist I see a lot of posts on gardening pages on Facebook about working around the yard and hiking, which it looks like […]

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National Drug Take Back Day October 23, 2023.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at your local police station.

This collection program protects our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to properly dispose of unused or expired medication. This is a completely confidential program. No personal information will be collected.

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Unwanted stinky housemates include stink bugs.

Stinky Houseguests

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist I was approaching my front door recently and noticed a group of western conifer seed bugs, a relative of stink bugs by […]

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Spiders are unwanted housemates.

It’s Spider Season on Cape Cod

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist Now that it’s getting colder, you’re going to see an influx of spiders in your home. But no need to burn the […]

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Hummingbird hawk moth in a garden.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s a bug???

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist At first glance you might think this is a hummingbird.  But if you look closely this creature has antennae.  This is a […]

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Late summer is a waspy business on Cape Cod. Find out why hornets and wasps are beneficial and how to deal with nests.

Late Summer on Cape Cod – It’s a Waspy Business

~A note from Larry Dapsis, Extension’s County Entomologist I get calls from people about insects or ticks on a year-round basis. People may take note of a large paper nest […]

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County Entomologist Larry Dapsis Talks Ticks on the Pat Desmarais Show

🕷️Did you catch County Entomologist on the Pat Desmarais show last Sunday? They had a great discussion about ticks – including the companies that offer yard sprays! If you missed […]

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Ticks & Entomology

The Extension deer tick project works to prevent tick borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis via education, surveillance and deer tick intervention on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and […]

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