Often times lesions appear without a known cause, and it’s common for people to automatically suspect it’s an insect or arachnid such as spiders or mites. Although this is sometimes the case, there are several other possibilities, including:
Ceratopogonidae (Biting midge or no-see-ums)
Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Northern fowl mite)
We provide consulting services for suspect biting arthropod cases (SBACs) in residential and commercial settings. This work is performed exclusively by Jonathan Boyar, A.C.E., our company founder and principal, who has more than 40 years of working in this specialty area. Our lab services include high-power microscopy for arthropod identification and environmental PCR swab testing.
Caution: Do not apply store-bought insecticides or hire pest control companies to treat for “unknown pests.” It’s essential to identify the source of the problem in order to prescribe the proper remedy.
We serve all of the following Massachusetts cities & towns:
Abington, Acushnet, Acton, Andover, Arlington, Ashland, Athol, Attleboro, Avon, Barnstable, Bedford, Belmont, Berkley, Beverly, Billerica, Boston, Bourne, Boxborough, Braintree, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Carver, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Dennis, Dighton, Dover, Dracut, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Essex, Everett, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Foxborough, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Harvard, Harwich, Haverhill, Hingham, Holbrook, Holden, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lancaster, Lawrence, Leominster, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marion, Marlborough, Marlboro, Marshfield, Mashpee, Mattapoisett, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Mendon, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleborough, Middleboro, Middleton, Milford, Millbury, Millis, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, New Bedford, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, Norfolk, North Andover, North Attleboro, North Reading, Northborough, Northboro, Norton, Norwell, Norwood, Peabody, Pembroke, Plainfield, Plainville, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Reading, Rehoboth, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Rockport, Salem, Sandwich, Saugus, Scituate, Seekonk, Sharon, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerset, Somerville, Southborough, Southboro, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stow, Sudbury, Swampscott, Swansea, Taunton, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, West Bridgewater, West Newbury, Westborough, Westboro, Weston, Westport, Westwood, Weymouth, Whitman, Wilmington, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester, Wrentham, and Yarmouth.