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Tiger mosquito


The tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is spreading in various parts of Spain due to its adaptability to different climates and its ability to colonize new territories. This mosquito is native to Southeast Asia but has expanded worldwide in recent decades, including many regions in Europe.

In Spain, the tiger mosquito has established itself in several areas, mainly in coastal regions and places with a warmer climate. Some of the most affected areas include Catalonia, the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands, the Region of Murcia, and parts of Andalusia. These areas provide the suitable conditions for the tiger mosquito to reproduce and spread.

The tiger mosquito thrives in urban and peri-urban environments, and its presence can increase due to the accumulation of stagnant water in outdoor containers such as vases, pots, tires, buckets, and other objects

that can serve as breeding sites.

It is important to note that the tiger mosquito can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus, although no autochthonous transmission of these diseases has been reported in Spain to date.

However, it is crucial to take measures to control and prevent the proliferation of the tiger mosquito in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission and maintain a healthy environment.




Instructions to prevent the proliferation of the tiger mosquito

Remove all containers that can accumulate stagnant water, such as empty pots, buckets, etc.

Regularly empty and clean water containers, such as pet bowls, flower vases, and plant saucers.

Keep drains and gutters free of obstructions to prevent water stagnation.

Avoid leaving outdoor containers with water, such as buckets or trash cans, that can collect liquids.

Use window and door screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering buildings.

Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin when outdoors.

These instructions are important for preventing the proliferation of the tiger mosquito and reducing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.


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Emma Beggs
Emma Beggs
Jul 06, 2023

I agree with David, my apartment faces onto these ponds. What is the issue with them??

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David Godwin lear
David Godwin lear
Jun 10, 2023

The ponds at the back of block e are green again and is an ideal breeding ground the fountains are off again and are never left on long enough to do any good

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