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EEE threat and fishing question

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given that there have been only 10 cases in the last ten years in mass (not including 2019), id say the odds are pretty low. just take the usual precautions because it does seem like this year is one of the relatively uncommon outbreak years. 

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On 9/9/2019 at 6:27 PM, FishermanTim said:

With the increased threat of EEE in our state, has anyone recalled getting bit while out fishing this year?

 

 

"has anyone recalled getting bit this year?"

 

Lol! Um YEAH! Lol.... I've been bitten hundreds of times this year like I do every year and I'm fine. However... After hearing about all the mosquito caused deaths/diseases lately, I have been much more careful as a precaution. 

 

I do have a question. Does anyone know exactly WHICH mosquito breed is responsible for the deaths/diseases? Or is it more than one breed of mosquito that's causing all this trouble? 

 

 

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I have been bitten down in the marsh.  It seems the break out always starts around Lakeville?   There are a lot of horse farms in that area.  

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7 hours ago, night owl said:

 

 

 

I do have a question. Does anyone know exactly WHICH mosquito breed is responsible for the deaths/diseases? Or is it more than one breed of mosquito that's causing all this trouble? 

 

 

This is an excellent summary: https://www.nemassmosquito.org/surveillance/pages/northeast-district-mosquito-species-list-concern

 

 

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Received a call from town hall two days ago advising everyone should not go out after 7PM because of the threat of triple E this week and 6:45 PM next week......and so on.

I live in farm land....actually on farmland.  My family's property was originally a dairy farm that my grandfather ran.   

MMMOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, FishermanTim said:

Maybe it would have been easier to list the mosquitos that DON'T transmit WNV and EEE?

 

Do they know if deer and horse flies transmit these same diseases?

In NH they post which ones have tested positive. Since you don't get a look before you get bit, at least knowing where these guys hang out you can avoid that (to some extent). One of these is called the "cattail mosquito", so if I see those growing I'm not going to be there from July on...

 

Town or City Date Collected Species Virus Result

Pelham 8/1/2019              Culiseta melanura                           Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Pelham 8/1/2019             Coquillettidia perturbans              Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Pelham 8/1/2019             Coquillettidia perturbans              Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Manchester 8/7/2019    Coquillettidia perturbans              Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Manchester 8/7/2019     Coquillettidia perturbans             Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Manchester 8/21/2019 Culex pipiens/restuans                  West Nile Virus

Candia 8/27/2019            Culiseta melanura                            Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Sandown 8/27/2019       Coquillettidia perturbans              Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Hampstead 8/27/2019   Coquillettidia perturbans              Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Candia 9/3/2019               Culiseta melanura                            Eastern Equine Encephalitis

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On 9/14/2019 at 11:58 PM, night owl said:

 

Thanks for the link. It continues to appear that the "Aedes" breeds of mosquitos is mostly responsible for our problems. 

The one that concerns me with fishing is Culex salinarius, which lives in brackish swamps, since I tend to fish marshes a good bit. I didn't think the salter skeeters were an issue (bastids bite all day!)

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Here's a relevant thought as I just let my dog out for a Wee at dusk......where are all the bats in Massachusetts who used to eat the crap out of those mosquitoes?

 I remember them as kid doing a real good job on those pricks!

Last one I saw in my front yard was around 3-4 years ago...and that's in farm country!

I used to see them regularly 20 years ago by every night on the South Shore of suburbia Massholia even when they were spraying.   Now .....Zip!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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3 hours ago, bdowning said:

I guess that explains the bat problem. There were 10,000 in a MA cave at the start of winter and only 14 alive at the end of winter due to fungus. That’s insane.  I think it’s time to start caring more about protecting bats rather than plovers. 

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