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The Korean mosquito is already in Ticino, and it is not a problem


Mosquitoes: The most cold-resistant insect would have spread in Lombardy – Eleonora Flacio, head of the vector ecology sector at SUPSI, explains: “In our canton it was discovered in 2012 and for the population there is no risk: the tiger remains the real problem”. Six thousand larvae and hundreds of eggs of Aedes koreicus, the… Read more »

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


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


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 »