The Ministry of Health develops the Entomological Surveillance Program to know the distribution of the tiger mosquito and, in collaboration with the University of Murcia, 2 samplings have been carried out between the months of March and April. In the first, 284 georeferenced sampling points were installed and distributed throughout all the municipalities of the Region and in the second, 293 were studied. In both samples, Mazarrón does not have positivity.
In collaboration with all municipalities, the aim is to reduce the inconvenience they cause to people and the transmission of diseases such as Zika, Dengue or Chikunguya only if it has previously bitten a person carrying the virus .. This insect, which usually biting mainly at dusk and dawn, it arises from larvae that live in small pools of stagnant water for at least a week. It is an invasive species, it used globalization with the transport of goods and people to move from Asia to Europe and it has already colonized much of the world, except Antarctica.
The tiger mosquito needs very little water to raise its larvae. An irrigation pond or an abandoned swimming pool or garden areas where there is a small accumulation of water are ideal places for this species to proliferate, unlike the common mosquito that needs much more open spaces.
It is urban and it reproduces, like the rest of mosquitoes when there is water, but in its case in small containers. Fumigation is not the most effective way to prevent their proliferation. The most advisable thing is to eliminate the accumulated water in the containers of our homes to avoid its proliferation. It flies low and tends to sting on the legs, it is recommended to use specific repellants for the skin. In the case of a sting, it must be washed and applied a disinfectant, and if the discomfort persists, see a doctor.