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Weather favors possible increase of the tiger mosquito in Basel-Stadt

11/08/2021

Media release (BS) Department of Health The regular rain showers of the last weeks have created many waterholes with standing water, which can serve as breeding sites for the tiger mosquitoes. A period of fine weather with summer temperatures is forecast for the near future. These two factors could lead to a rapid increase in… Read more »

The Asian bush mosquito is spreading rapidly in Dietikon

29/07/2021

The abundance of rain has helped the invasive mosquito spread. The city is asking residents for help in combating it.One’s grief, another’s joy: While the abundant rain of the past few weeks has pushed the Limmat to its capacity limit and put the surrounding communities on the alert, the Asian bush mosquito found the ideal… Read more »

Mosquitoes all year round? Not really

16/07/2021

Mosquitoes will sting us even in the winter months. Ouch. And again: if emissions harmful to the planet continue at these rates, by 2080 eight billion people could come into contact with malaria or dengue fever. Climate change, in short, could alter (and by a lot) our relationship with this insect. Two studies support this…. Read more »