Areawide management of the Asian tiger mosquito (AW-ATM)

funded by USDA-ARS(2008-2013)

These webpages contain the results of operational research. You will have access to scientific publications, unpublished data, contact information and multiple tools developed during the project.

Below are links to general information on this mosquito's life- history and critical management topics:
Surveillance, Education, Control
, and the Economics of it all.

Aedes albopictus (Skuse)

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.
This day-biting mosquito is not attracted to light. Find out ways to trap them.
Homeowners need to be involved in mosquito control. Teach by example.
Target hot-spots. Start early with larvicides. Adulticides work in a pinch.
The Bottom line: Cost (Economics)