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Aedes albopictus - Asian tiger mosquito


photo courtesy of Susan Ellis (www.bugwood.org)

Each region in Virginia is unique as far as mosquitoes go.  For example, only in the coastal communities will you experience the pesky "salt marsh" mosquitoes.  If you live near woods that have a lot of standing water in the spring, you may notice the common spring time mosquito, Ochlerotatus canadensis

Most everyone has likely observed or been bitten by the Asian tiger mosquito.  The Asian tiger is an exotic and invasive mosquito that has become a significant pest throughout Virginia.  Asian tiger mosquitoes lay their eggs ONLY in "containers" of water or tree holes.  This mosquito does not lay her eggs in ground puddles, ponds, or ditches, and the best way to control the Asian tiger is by eliminating its breeding places.

Learn more about the Asian tiger mosquito and ways to eliminate breeding places around your home by reading the attached brochure, compliments of the Fairfax County Health Department, Disease Carrying Insects Program.

   

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