First look of the tiger mosquito “Aedes albopictus” in Luxembourg

First look of the tiger mosquito “Aedes albopictus” in Luxembourg

The Ministry of Well being informs {that a} inhabitants of the tiger mosquito “Aedes albopictus” has been detected in two locations on the territory of the Commune of Roeser. This primary look of the tiger mosquito within the Grand Duchy has been confirmed by a global knowledgeable within the subject.

Primarily based on present data, it is a restricted phenomenon. The tiger mosquito strikes little and customarily doesn’t journey greater than 100 meters round its birthplace.

Using pesticides is at present below research. Nevertheless, eradication would primarily be by way of the removing of potential habitats.

Within the coming days, the Luxembourg authorities, with the help of an knowledgeable, will assess the state of affairs on web site, in addition to arrange a prevention plan and a monitoring system. and eradication.

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The Aedes albopictus, generally often called the tiger mosquito, is an invasive insect native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. The tiger mosquito could be acknowledged by its black silhouette and its white stripes on its stomach and legs. It’s normally small in dimension, lower than a centimeter.

The tiger mosquito has already been detected in different European nations, however that is the primary time it has been detected in Luxembourg.

The map of the proliferation of Aedes albopictus in Europe could be consulted on the European Middle of Illness Prevention and Management (ECDC) web site: albopictus-current-known-distribution-march-2022

What are the dangers of the tiger mosquito?

The tiger mosquito can transmit sure tropical illnesses. To have the ability to transmit such illnesses, the mosquito should first infect itself by drawing blood from a sick particular person. It ought to be famous that the Well being Division at present has no proof to counsel that that is the case. It’s nonetheless advisable to place in place preventive measures and to attempt to get rid of this mosquito.

In contrast to native mosquitoes, which usually chew at evening and inside our properties, the tiger mosquito bites extra throughout the day, primarily within the morning and night, and it’s silent.

To keep away from mosquito bites, sporting free, lengthy and overlaying clothes and making use of mosquito repellents stay the simplest preventive measures. There is no such thing as a motive to deal with the bites of the tiger mosquito otherwise from these of native mosquitoes.

The way to keep away from the proliferation of mosquitoes at dwelling?

Mosquitoes (tigers or not) lay their eggs on the fringe of small volumes of stagnant water, wealthy in natural matter and devoid of pure predators (larval breeding websites or egg-laying websites). They’re significantly keen on water that accumulates in saucers, flower pots, clogged gutters and outdated tires. Due to their speedy larval improvement (10 to twenty days), they will colonize very ephemeral habitats. Fixed vigilance, with the drying up of stagnant water and the elimination of any object that would develop into a container of water, is critical to protect towards this.

Communicated by the Ministry of Well being

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