Asian Tiger Mosquito

This is one of the fastest spreading mosquitoes in the world native to Asia.  First sighting of this mosquito was in Texas in 1985, probably  accidentally transported as larvae in scrap tires.

Adults are active in woodlands, gardens, and parks during spring and summer. Females bite by day especially at dawn, and are vectors of dengue fever, dog heart-worm, eastern equine encephalities and West Nile virus.

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Habits

These mosquitoes are most active during the day and require very little water to breed. Asian tiger mosquito breeding spots can be located near the site where a bite occurs. They may breed near standing puddles, containers or other bodies of water.

Controlling Asian Tiger Mosquito Infestations

Eliminating water sources may help to control their population. Ditches should be cleaned, and other water containers, such a birdbaths, should be emptied each day. If possible, water containers should be covered with tight lids.