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Asian Tiger Mosquito

Asian Tiger Mosquito Adult

Asian Tiger Mosquito – Aedes albopictus.  This mosquito is easily recognized by the white and black stripes on the legs and body.  The Asian Tiger mosquito is an important carrier of the causative agents of West Nile virus, Saint Louis Encephalitis and dengue fever in humans, and heartworm in dogs.  Larvae and pupa are aquatic stages in the development of all mosquitoes.  Asian tiger mosquito females will lay eggs near any source of standing water such as rain barrels, bird baths, old tires, drainage ditches, knot holes in trees, etc.  Elimination of these breeding sites is key to their control.