Tiger mosquito is spreading more and more

Aedes albopictus, popularly known as the Tiger Mosquito, is this small, half-centimeter insect that is black and white, which spoils your life as beautiful days arrive. It is considered an invasive species because it spreads at a great speed: Females can lay 200 eggs per clutch Every 12 days, it has an average lifespan of 3 to 6 weeks. It is that tiger mosquito colonizes new cities every year. A public health issue, apart from being annoying It can be a vector of diseases Such as dengue, chikungunya or zika but not Kovid-19.

From coast to interior

The majority of “colonized” municipalities are on the Basque coast. For example, big cities like BeyoncĂ© and Anglet have been affected since 2015. The villages in the interior are no longer spared. Last year, the Regional Health Agency recorded about fifteen new municipalities colonized by the Tiger Mosquito: Aoucirits-Camou-Suhast, Ascain, Bassussarry, La Bastide-Clairence, Espelette, Itxassou, Lahonce, MaulĂ©on-Licharre, Mouguerre, Saint-Pij -Ed-port, Surrey, Urquite, Urt, Villefranc and Vidos-Abens-de-Bais.

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Tiger fighting mosquito

The only real effective gesture is Remove all stagnant water points, The smallest: the gutter, the flowerpot, the smallest hollow in the tarpaulin and even an inverted bottle cap, knowing Eggs can live for several months without water. In the city also, especially tiger mosquitoes spread. Around the cemetery Where there can be a lot of water. Thomas Maragueron, head of ARS’s public and environmental health poll at the department advises “To maintain gardens, collective building roofs, public or private spaces”.

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The tiger mosquito often moves close to the ground, It first attacks our ankles and calves But it rarely flies in altitude. So you should, for example, calm down on a balcony on the second floor. In addition, it is A sedentary insect Who lives within 150 meters of his birthplace. If you bite at home, there is no nest far away from your house. The good news isIt’s day and silence : It pricks during the day. Therefore, you will get peace from 8 o’clock in the evening and it will not stop you from sleeping!

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