The Valencian community is one of the most affected areas when it comes to the spread of the tiger mosquito, this invasive species spreads at high speed. The heat and humidity, so common in this area, are two factors that have favored its occurrence in almost all municipalities of the Community.
Every year, the Generalitat Valenciana, through the Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health, provides support to municipalities to help in the fight against the tiger mosquito, as the responsibility for combating this pest is municipal.
Pinoso has received €841.91 to strengthen the treatments and measures that the Ministries of Environment and Health are developing to halt the appearance and spread of the tiger mosquito.
The Municipality of Pinos presented its request accompanied by a technical project explaining the municipal situation and the actions to be implemented in this 2023 campaign.
In addition to the actions that institutions can take, it is important that citizens also take preventive measures to prevent insects from developing, such as combating the accumulation of water, flooding, cleaning places where they can accumulate (gutters and drains), emptying animal drinkers, among other measures.
INFORMATION Aedes albopictus:
The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is a black and white striped mosquito. Hence its name. The tiger mosquito stings mainly during the day. The mosquitoes lay eggs in small stagnant water holes such as flower pots, used tires, buckets, vases, gutters and rain barrels.
What are the characteristics of the tiger mosquito?
The Asian tiger mosquito can be recognized because it is colored in clear black and white. The body is smaller than a 10 euro cent coin and the wings have no spots.
Why are tiger mosquitoes dangerous?
An infected tiger mosquito carries pathogens such as dengue or chikungunya in the salivary glands. If the female mosquito (the male does not bite humans) bites a human, the virus can be transmitted in this way.