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The tiger mosquito alarm was sounded in four departments of the Val-de-Loire Centre, what measures should be adopted

After Indre, Cher and Indre-et-Loire, now in Loiret the tiger mosquito has been reported, colonization of the territory is inevitable, the regional health agency estimates but we can adopt measures to limit its rapid spread (© Illustration – AdobeStock – frank29052515)

L ‘Regional Health Agency of the Val-de-Loire Center It issued an alert for the presence of the tiger mosquito, which was detected in four sections, namely: Lura, The Share, tointernal and theEnder e lower.

A mosquito is establishing itself more and more on French soil in France and is a vector of diseases such as Chikungunya, The dengue fever where is the Zika.

An invasive species that transmits tropical diseases

The tiger mosquito arrived in the area in 2017 at’internal It mentions, in a press release, ARS.

It is now installed in four sections: Indre, Cher, Indre-et-Loire, and most recently, Loiret.

to Prevent its spread and protect yourself, it is recommended to follow the correct procedures and to indicate its presence.

The tiger mosquito is an invasive species capable of transmitting some tropical diseases such as dengue, chikungunya or Zika.

To do this, they must bite an infected person while traveling to an area where the disease is actively spreading.

Regional Health Agency Centre-Val de Loire

At the Centre-Val de Loire, the tiger mosquito is now found in the following departments: Indre (since 2017), Cher (since 2019) Indre-et-Loire (since 2020) and since this year, Loiret.

The first eggs of tiger mosquitoes in our area were observed this year on June 22, on the territory of the Castelroussine agglomeration. It should now remain active until November, only its eggs will survive the winter.

ARS Center – Val de Loire

Inevitable colonialism

ARS Center-Val de Loire . guarantees Monitoring and control of mosquito-borne diseases since 2020.

Insect monitoring and pesticide handling tasks are carried out by the Inovalys laboratory in Tor, which monitors more than 250 traps spread over the main populations and hazardous sites in the area.

ARS Center – Val de Loire

In the medium term, colonization of the rest of the lands seems inevitable, but it is possible to slow it down and reduce the presence of mosquitoes thanks to Some simple gestures.

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Protect yourself from the tiger mosquito: no access to water!

Be careful, the tiger mosquito breeds in it smallest water bowl : Inverse cork enough for him!

It is possible to control the spread of mosquitoes by removing all places and objects that may contain water.

If containers cannot be emptied, Access to water must be eliminated For example by installing mosquito nets on rainwater tanks, sand in flower cups, etc.

These simple measures also make it possible to reduce the serious inconveniences associated with tiger mosquito bites.

Consult your doctor in case Sudden fever, body aches or joint pain.

What does a tiger mosquito look like?

  • The tiger mosquito can be identified by:
  • Its small size is 5 mm,
  • Its color is very contrasting: it has black and white stripes on the legs,
  • Her white streak from the head to the planting of the wings,
  • It lives and stings during the day.

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