Vector of worm diseases.
It is a regional health organization and repeats it: after Indre or Cher, the tiger mosquito continues to expand in the center-val de Loire and settles permanently in Indre-et-Loire. In total, it is listed in 4 of the 6 sections of the Center-Wall de Loir
Tours The presence of the tiger mosquito in two towns of the metropolis was made possible by reports of individuals and surveys of nest traps: Tours, Place Coty and Zoo-los-Tours, La Robier around the cemetery. Extensive pesticide treatment in colonial areas is impossible to consider ” Health officials reported by the end of 2020 and there is no doubt that these sites will be much higher this summer.
The first egg laying was observed in Indra from June 22nd. Insect bites are possible until November. 250 traps have been set up in the area to monitor this and it is the Innovalis Lab in Tours that is responsible for this mission.
“The tiger mosquito transmits certain viruses (dengue, chikungunya, Zika) if it bites a recently infected person during an intertropical zone tour”. Again refers to the regional health agency. Keep in mind that the beast’s eggs will withstand the winter cold … so it will reappear like a flower in the spring and therefore can quietly extend its effect. Hence the idea of not giving him very favorable living conditions …
So how do you slow its expansion?
1 – “Before winter, turn off the water and protect yourself to prevent the mosquito from spreading.” ARS refers to specification ” Each female mosquito lays 200 eggs. In contact with water (even in small quantities: the plastic bottle cap is sufficient to lay eggs), the eggs give rise to larvae. By removing stagnant water, action needs to be taken! “
2 – Cover water tanks: Basins with water cans, cisterns, sludge or plain cloth as well as unusable swimming pools. Remove water stagnant areas inside and outside: flower pot cups, used tires, bulky items, children’s toys. Also remember to bury in cemeteries, places that are conducive to the growth of mosquitoes. Check the proper flow of rainwater from the gutters.
3 – Learn to identify the tiger mosquito to indicate its presence. It is very small (about 5 mm, has wings and proboscis), it has black and white stripes (not yellow), on the body and legs, it lives during the day and stings, its sting is painful. You can make a report through the site www.signalement-moustique.fr.
Photo: Put Koti on Tours Colonized by Tiger Mosquito.