New York Rocklands – Free Mosquito Control Products

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The Asian Tiger mosquito is now in Rockland, thus residents to protect against it !

The asian tiger mosquitos can carry several diseases, including Dengue, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus and dog heartworm.

the Rockland County Department of Health thus offers the following free mosquito control products:

Mosquito Dunks® contain bacteria that kill mosquitoes in their larval stage in water

Fathead minnows : a type of fish that eats mosquito larvae before they become flying

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[Source : Health Dept. Offers Free Mosquito Control Products to Help Residents “Fight the Bite” | The Rockland County Times]

Tiger mosquito is finally not yet a Netherlands resident

We published a post last week, saying that the tiger mosquito had installed itself in the Netherlands, but RIVM director Roel Coutinho told news agency ANP that ‘It is not true to say the mosquito has established itself here. They have been found in the Netherlands but they are not here to stay.’

Wageningen University mosquito expert Bart Knols told local broadcaster Omroep Brabant the mosquito is not yet a resident. However, he said it is very likely it will become one unless tough import rules are introduced.

Stay tuned on tiger-mosquito.info, we’ll keep you informed whenever there is news !

[source : DutchNews.nl]

Asian tiger mosquito (aedes Albopictus) moves to Netherlands

The ECDC reports that the tiger mosquito has finally established itself in Netherlands. It has been detected to the north and south of Amsterdam and in the Westland area near Rotterdam.
It has also been seen in Utrecht, Noord-Brabant and central Limburg but no breeding colonies have yet been identified. – See more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/03/disease-bearing_tiger_mosquito.php#sthash.h6NjGVZb.dpuf.

The tiger mosquito can carry several deseases, including Dengue and Chikungunya.

Remember that the aedes albopictus, or asian tiger mosquito CANNOT be erradicated. If you see some around you, that meens that it probably installed not far and will never go away. You thus have to learn how to live with it. You can find all the info you need on this page : how to prevent from the asian tiger mosquito

[Source : dutchnews.nl]