Facts Related To Asian Tiger Mosquito | Pest Control Service
ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITO (Aedes Aegypti)
The Asian tiger mosquito is about 2 to 10 mm length with a striking white and black pattern. The adult lifespan of the Aedes aegypti mosquito can range from two weeks to a month depending on environmental conditions. The average Aedes aegypti mosquito will disperse relatively short distances and travel no more than 500 meters in its lifetime. The Aedes aegypti mosquito can transmit the viruses that cause dengue fever. The female mosquito lays eggs in containers with water and plants near the home. It bites people and animals. These mosquitoes live near humans in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Female Aedes aegypti become dengue vectors after feeding on the blood of a person infected with the dengue virus. Aedes aegypti bites primarily during the day. This species is most active for approximately two hours after sunrise and several hours before sunset, but it can bite at night in well lit areas. This mosquito can bite people without being noticed because it approaches from behind and bites on the ankles and elbows.