Mosquito  and Tick Disease

Mosquito-borne Disease

May 2021:  Massachusetts reports mosquito sampling June - October. To start tracking information, learn more about the types of mosquitoes in Massachusetts and learn steps you should take to prevent mosquito-borne disease such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) go to the Massachusetts Mosquito-borne webpage.


Tick-borne Disease


Massachusetts Department of Public Health     

Both 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 click here for more information on tick-borne diseases and how to prevent them.

University of Massachusetts TickReport
The University of Massachusetts Laboratory of Medical Zoology provides tick testing service to public individuals and agencies seeking more information about the risk of dangerous pathogens. Find out more or send your tick to college!


The Centers for Disease Control website has data on tick-borne disease found in Amherst including Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, as well as emerging tick-borne disease.