How do you get rid of tiger mosquitoes?

All districts of the former Rhône-Alpes region are on red alert for tiger mosquitoes. Concretely, this means that they are “present and active” in these areas. To get rid of it, there are habits to adopt and above all, everyone should start.

The tiger mosquito has been permanently established in France since 2004, never ending its progression in mainland France. Today, more than half of the land is subject to its law every year from April to October.

It must be said that the pest can be dangerous, and therefore it is subject to special control. “It is a vector of potential viral diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, or Zika virusHe refers to the Rhone province in a precautionary press release. At the moment, no case of transmission has been detected in mainland France.

The tiger mosquito can be recognized by its small size, in which there are white scales on the head, chest and legs. It has a diurnal activity, with peak activity at the end of the day. It is possible to report your presence through the portal of the National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Occupational Health‘, the section states.

A few simple actions can destroy their spawning grounds, thus preventing their spread:

  • Empty saucers, vases, and outdoor buckets,
  • cover all water reserves,
  • remove abandoned things in the garden,
  • Check the correct flow of water in the gutters

Pay attention, it is especially necessary that such gestures be performed by everyone. It only requires one of your neighbors not to follow these recommendations for the mosquitoes to return.

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This is because of the fact that ‘The tiger mosquito moves only in a radius of 25-50 meters around the place of its birth: it gives birth and bites in the same place.

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