October 23, 2021

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Look for tiger mosquitoes in Doubs and Jura

Le moustique-tigre est implanté dans le Doubs et le Jura depuis 2020.

The ARS warns that there is a tiger mosquito. Very small worm Can be satisfied with a small amount of water to grow smarter and It can be a vector of serious diseases.

The Bourgogne-Franెois-Comte region did not escape progressAedes albopictus, also known as the Tiger Mosquito. Established over many years in ultra-marine territories, especially in the Indian Ocean, it has been developing in metropolitan France since 2004. This is today Is in five divisions of the region : In San-et-Loire, since 2014; In Cote d’Ir and Nivre from 2018; In Dubs and Jura from 2020. True, its presence is recognized Arc-at-Zenance and Dol.

The worm is now present in 64 divisions of metropolitan France.
Ministry of Solidarity and Health

Insect vector of acute diseases

The danger of the tiger mosquito lies in its potential above all else A vector of serious diseases such as chikungunya, dengue or Zika virus. In metropolitan France, it is Active from May 1 to November 30. Health officials are therefore particularly vigilant to prevent its progression. The insect is very annoying. Unlike other mosquitoes, It stings during the day and its bite is painful.

ARS (by Mosquito Control Operator) a Surveillance throughout the area Through the nest trap network, mainly in the most populous urban areas, but this surveillance indicates the vigilance of the population.

Identify and report the tiger mosquito

There are several features of the tiger mosquito: It is very small (wings less than 1 cm), black with white spots on the body and legs, with a white stripe on the thorax and a biting device.

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If you find one, You can report this ANSES portal.

And to avoid its installation, it is better Monitor small reservoirs of standing water :

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