two mosquitoes and a tick / 2018

Bedford, MA

 

Visitors to the Thermacell corporate headquarters are met by two oversized mosquitoes and a tick, the very pests they control through their ecologically minded products.

Represented are: Aeges Aegypti, on left, is responsible for a variety of viruses including Zika and Yellow Fever.

Culex Pipiens, on right, in the process of finishing a "blood meal" with a belly full of blood. Culex is a vector for diseases including West Nile Virus.

The Black-Legged Tick: Ixodes scapularis, transmits Lyme disease.

 

 

Media: stainless steel, powder-coated steel, cast glass and glass mosaic

Mosquito dimension (each): 4' h x 4' w x 1.5' d

Tick: 2.5' h x 3' w x .5' d