Beware the Tiger Mosquito in Doubs and Jura

ARS warns of presence of tiger mosquito. very small insect can be satisfied with a small amount of water to grow judiciously, and It can be a carrier of serious diseases.

The Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region has not survived the progressAedes albopictus, also known as tiger mosquito. Established for many years in over-sea areas, especially in the Indian Ocean, it has been developing in Metropolitan France since 2004. it is today located in five divisions of the region : in Sane-et-Loire, since 2014; in Cte-d’Or and Ni औरvre since 2018; In doubt and Jura from 2020. Actually, its presence is seen here Arc-et-Senons and Dole.

The pest is now present in 64 departments of Metropolitan France.
The pest is now present in 64 departments of Metropolitan France.
Ministry of Solidarity and Health

insect carrier of serious diseases

The danger of the tiger mosquito lies in its ability above all Carriers of serious diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue or Zika virus. In metropolitan France, it is Active from 1st May to 30th November. That’s why health officials are especially vigilant to halt its progression. The insect bothers a lot. Unlike other mosquitoes, It stings even during the day and its bite hurts.

Implements ARS (via Mosquito Control Operator) a Surveillance across the region Mainly by a network of nesting nets in the most populous urban units, but this monitoring also implies population vigilance.

Identify and report tiger mosquito

The tiger mosquito has several characteristics: It is very small (wingspan is less than 1 cm), it is black with white spots on the body and legs, it has a white line on the thorax and a biting apparatus.

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If you find one, you can report it ANSES Portal.

and it is advisable to avoid its installation Monitor small reservoirs of standing water :

  • Empty (once a week) cups and saucers under flower pots, animal bowls, folded tarpaulins, buckets, umbrella bases, etc.
  • cover water collectors
  • Store (out of rain) toys, wheelbarrows, buckets, water cans
  • Maintain gutters, ditches and channels
  • Throw away waste and used tires
  • Create balance in ornamental ponds: Fish eat mosquito larvae.

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