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The tiger mosquito is an invasive species from Asia that is expanding. It is small in size, black in color and with white stripes. Females lay eggs dry and on the inner wall of small containers that may contain water [<200 liters]. The larvae are aquatic. The tiger mosquito has a short range. If we avoid finding places to raise in our home, we will be the first to benefit !.


In 2004, the tiger mosquito was first detected in Catalonia. Since then, following the same pattern of expansion as in other countries, it has spread virtually throughout the territory, it must be borne in mind that it can lead to major outbreaks of emerging tropical diseases such as dengue, chikungunya hemorrhagic fever or the disease transmitted by the Zika virus.



In the fight against its expansion, the measures of surveillance and control that are promoted from the administrations and are carried out in the public spaces are as important as the individual attitudes of the citizens, who take to avoid zones of breeding in the private spaces. . Remember that only 2 out of 10 possible tiger mosquito breeding sites are in public.