The Asian tiger mosquito
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Areawide management of the Asian tiger mosquito (AW-ATM)
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What is it?
An Asian mosquito with temperate and tropical forms. Worldwide invasive.
Where is it?
Backyards. The immatures grow in small containers, the adults hang on vegetation.
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.
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Center for Vector Biology
New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station
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