Aedes albopictus (Skuse)

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insect photos by Ary Farajollahi

Adults and pupae What is it?
An Asian mosquito with temperate and tropical forms. Worldwide invasive.
Where Asian tiger lives Where is it?
Backyards. The immatures grow in small containers, the adults hang on vegetation.
Disease Is it dangerous?
The adult females are aggressive human biters and can transmit viral diseases.
Surveillance
This day-biting mosquito is not attracted to light. Find out ways to trap them.
Education
Homeowners need to be involved in mosquito control. Teach by example.
Control
Target hot-spots. Start early with larvicides. Adulticides work in a pinch.