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The Bugs that Bug You

June 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library has arranged for Blake Dinius from Plymouth County Extension to speak about ticks and mosquitoes to residents of our local area towns. This will be a free Zoom presentation that will take place on Monday, June 29 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration is required for this free presentation. Please email bdinius@plymouthcountyma.gov

For as long as people have been alive on this earth, ticks and mosquitoes have existed. More than just annoying, the bite from one of these can pass on germs with life-altering consequences. Most people know something about mosquitoes and ticks such as to wear long sleeves and pants or use DEET. But what they DON’T know may leave them vulnerable. Understanding mosquito and tick biology holds the key to preventing disease. In this workshop, we will bust myths and discuss both chemical and non-chemical protection methods. With the right knowledge and tools, all vector-borne diseases are preventable.

Blake graduated with a degree in Biology from UMass Boston. After six years with hundreds of insect research studies under his belt, Blake began working for Plymouth County Extension as the Entomologist Educator. Currently, Blake’s focus is on vector-borne disease prevention. As an avid angler, camper, and hiker, he believes New Englanders should enjoy the outdoors with the right knowledge.


June 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm