Tiger Mosquito Invasion
BY JORDAN SEALS
How'd they get here and where they're from?
The Asian Tiger Mosquito hitched a ride to the United States in used tire imports from Japan and Taiwan.It was first discovered in the continental United States in 1985 in Houston Texas. The insect is native in New Guinea and islands in the Indian ocean
how have they spread and how far have they spread?
The mosquitoes have spread by the import of the tires all throughout the USA.The mosquitoes have spread throughout the southern parts of the USA,such as Texas,Florida,North Carolina and South Carolina.
How has it damaged NC?
The mosquitoes are very aggressive during the day time, and acquire diseases such as West Nile Virus and Encephalitis that females carry and when biting transfer the virus into a human or any other host.