WANTED: Asian Tiger Mosquito

By La'Naa Roberts and Angie Garces

Scientific Name: Aedes albopictus

Common Name:Asian tiger Mosquito

Physical Description:

Bold black shiny scales and distinct silver white scales on the palpus and tarsi. Adults of the mosquito have black bodies with visible white stripes.

Birthplace:

It was first discovered in Japan. Is a now active species which is rapidly spreading across america

Method of transportation:

The tiger asian mosquito arrived in the United States by them spreading in the western hemisphere as a result of international trade in used tires.

Crimes:

The mosquito acquire diseases from a host animal when the female mosquito sucks the host's blood. In the United States the Asian tiger mosquito may spread diseases such as West wile virus and encephalitis.

Punishment/Sentence:

Be sure doors and windows screens fit tightly and are good repair. Minimize time spent outdoors between day and night when mosquitoes are most active.
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