Moselle is colonized by the tiger mosquito

Moselle is colonized by the tiger mosquito

there The Moselle is now classified as a colony The Regional Health Agency (ARS) announced in a press release on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 the tiger mosquito.

The section joins Pass-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, and Meurthe-et-Mosellewhich is also considered a colony by ARS Grand Est.

The tiger mosquito has two wings, a pair of long antennae and a proboscis. Black and white lines appear on the body and legs, without bright colors. It measures approximately 5mm. (Credit: Royalty Free)

This invasive species is subject Special surveillance on the territory of Eurometropolis Metz since 2022.

a Operation against the installation of the tiger mosquito Rather, it was implemented after a report by a resident of Pan-Saint-Martin in July 2023.

The presence of the tiger mosquito has been confirmed in Montigny-les-Metz and Saint-Martin. Investigations indicate the long-term establishment and development of the species in the municipality of Bain-Saint-Martin. It is therefore considered a colony, which has led to the entire Moselle district being classified as a colony.

Specifies the press release

Follower Awareness procedures Of the population and Anti-proliferation Mosquito control will be carried out in the spring of 2024.

Meanwhile, A Reporting platform Available online. Individuals are allowed to do so Raise the alarm in case of a suspicious sighting.

RS recommendations

The Aedes albopictus, commonly known as the “tiger mosquito”, is A Tropical species Carrier of diseases such as Dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus.

Simple actions can help Limit its spread. It is especially important not to leave any of them behind Containers containing standing water Inside or outside his home.

Here are the actions recommended by ARS:

  • Cups under flower pots and vases: empty them regularly (at least once a week) or
    wipe up.
  • Buckets, garden equipment, various containers (used tires, etc.): to empty, return or place in
    Shelter from the rain.
  • Water collection containers: Cover with mosquito net or cloth for protection
    Mosquitoes can access the water.
  • Ornamental pond: Fish that eat larvae are introduced.
  • Unusable swimming pools: Cover, drain covers, or treat water (bleach and gravel).
  • Rain water flow
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