The striped bloodsuckers want to stay.


Bern is taking on the tiger mosquito again this summer: After last year’s investigations, active control is now underway.

Three years ago, the first tiger mosquito was captured in the Obstberg district of Bern. Since then, the city of Bern, together with Swiss TPH, has been regularly investigating possible breeding sites and larvae of the mosquitoes throughout the summer. “We assume that the Asian tiger mosquito has settled in the Obstbergquartier,” says Christine Föhr, project manager for nature and ecology at the city of Bern. “During two inspections in the Obstbergquartier, the Asian tiger mosquito was detected in two traps,” Föhr said. Moreover, it cannot be ruled out that animals will continue to be introduced.