Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes
Identifying and Eliminating
Aedes Albopictus is a vector for transmitting several tropical fevers.
Around the world, is know as an urban mosquito that feeds almost exclusively on humans, bites during the day, and breeds successfully in yards and indoors.
They can lay eggs in any small artificial or natural container that holds water. The eggs of last for long periods of time once they are laid in backyard and indoor containers, and will hatch when water is reintroduced. It is important to empty and wipe the inside container walls to remove any eggs.
We Need Your Help!
• Stop mosquito breeding in your home and yard
• Use the Mosquito Breeding Checklist
• Use mosquito repellent containing DEET, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, Picardín, and IR3535 during the day
• Repair door and window screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home
Contact County Vector Control at (858) 694-2888 or firstname.lastname@example.org to report daytime mosquito bites (especially those received indoors), mosquito breeding sources, and any mosquitoes that are small and black with white stripes.
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