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Asian Tiger Mosquito

Asian tiger mosquitoes, scientifically known as Aedes albopictus, are a type of mosquito species native to Southeast Asia however they have quickly adapted and become a invasive species in all around America. They have gained significant attention because they are aggressive daytime biters and can transmit various diseases, including dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika virus, and West Nile virus.

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How to identify 

Physical Appearance: Asian tiger mosquitoes are small, with a distinctive black and white striped pattern on their body and legs, which resembles a tiger's stripes. This unique pattern makes them easily recognizable.

Feeding Habits: Asian tiger mosquitoes are aggressive daytime feeders, unlike some other mosquito species that primarily bite during the evening. They are opportunistic and will feed on both humans and animals.

Disease Transmission: While Asian tiger mosquitoes are known vectors for several diseases, their role in disease transmission can vary by region. In some areas, they are significant contributors to disease outbreaks, while in others, their role is less prominent.

Contact information 


El Paso County, TX

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