Swiss Mosquito Network
In 2017, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment decided to establish a unified, coordinated and integrated national surveillance programme to combat the spread of exotic, invasive mosquitoes in Switzerland. Its goals are to inform the citizens, systematically monitor invasive mosquitoes and, if necessary, suggest control measures with insecticide products.
For further information, please, contact the regional reference offices at the bottom of the page.
Native mosquito species are not considered here because, although sometimes annoying, they entail problems and surveillance and control strategies different from those for invasive mosquitoes.
Information for the public
Invasive mosquitoes can be a particular nuisance for citizens and can be carriers of various exotic diseases, if these diseases are present on our territory. Knowing the invasive mosquitoes and how to control them reduces both uncomfortable bites and the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Since 2013, a national surveillance programme has been established along the main traffic routes in Switzerland and several cantons have initiated a local surveillance and control programmes. All data are available to the public, officials and scientists by the Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune.
The cantons are the responsible authorities for the control of invasive mosquitoes, based on regional monitoring data. Usually these control measures are carried out on public grounds while on private ground, citizens are encouraged to adopt simple control activities (flyer; video IT, FR and DE).