Invasive Species Wanted Poster

Emily Henderson

Invasive Species

-are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.

Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)

Asian Tiger Mosquito

This Invasive species came from Asia and arrived in the US in 1985. It was brought from Asia accidently when tires where brought over from Asia. The Mosquito has aggressive biting behavior and has the ability to give off viruses including(West Nile Virus).

Conservation efforts-

  • When it is necessary to be outdoors, apply insect repellent as indicated on the product’s label. The more DEET a product contains, the longer the repellent can protect against bites. However, concentrations higher than 50 percent do not increase the length of protection. For most situations, 10 percent to 25 percent DEET is adequate. Apply to clothes when possible, and sparingly to exposed skin if the label permits. Consult a physician before using repellents on young children.
  • Note that insect light traps ("bug zappers") or sound devices do little to reduce the number of biting mosquitoes in an area.
  • Spraying your backyard with an insecticidal fog or mist is effective only for a short time. Mosquitoes will return when the spray dissipates.
  • Effect on other animals -
  • It also infects horses with eastern equine encephalitis, which is fatal in 80 to 90 percent of cases.