tiger mosquito. How to avoid its spread?

He returns every spring. This aggressive, silent, disease-carrying urban mosquito is found in all departments of New Aquitaine except Creuse. There are currently 7 communes colonized in the Charente-Maritime. On June 17th, an awareness campaign was organized in Chaniers to prevent the spread of Aedes Albopictus.

The mosquito that bites you was born in your neighborhood!

Altopictus, mosquito control expert

It’s not a big traveler: the tiger mosquito lives within a radius of 150 meters. On the other hand, it is extremely productive: the female can lay up to 200 eggs every 12 days. Submerged, these eggs become mosquitoes within 5 days. These extremely hardy eggs can go without water for several months while waiting to develop.

Since 2020 in New Aquitaine, theHas entomological surveillance was entrusted to prevent the risk of spread from the ARS to 4 mosquito specialists who have meshed the territories of nest traps and made sure of it of Awareness raising and training for local authorities to enable them to do this search and delete breeding grounds in public space and sensitize their fellow citizens.

This Friday, June 17th, it was the representatives of the municipalities of Charente-Maritime who benefited. And in the municipality of Chanier, a door-to-door campaign was organized to raise awareness among citizens. Citizens encouraged to report the presence of tiger mosquitoes on this reporting page.

since 2019, Charente-Maritime is classified as a colonized departmentBecause of a Establishment in Saintes confirmed at the end of the 2018 season, on Nieul sur Mer in 2019, on channels in 2019, on St Georges d’Oleron and Perigny in 2020 and lately Saint Georges de Didonne and Saint Sauveur d’Aunis in 2021.

Everywhere, even in the smallest recess of the tarpaulin. It is therefore necessary to remove stagnant water where the mosquito lies, it is the only one effective and lasting effect.

in jGardens, on the terraces of collective buildings, public and private spaces, empty or protect potential water reservoirs after every rain throughout the spring and summer season.

Aggressive and silent, the tiger mosquito is primarily a vector of dengue, chikungunya and zika diseases. In order to prevent the spread of these viruses, their spread is combated.

In the department of Charente Maritime, 3 cases of dengue were reported in 2021. 2020, had 61 cases of dengue in New Aquitaine been reported, 830 nationwide.

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