The tiger mosquito

The tiger mosquito elimination with drones

What is the tiger mosquito and what effects does it produce?

El tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) It is a kind of diptera nematócero.

It is characterized by its black color with white markings on its abdomen, chest and legs; similar to those of big cats.

They are between 5 and 10 mm long. And as with other species of mosquitoes, it is the female that bites, through her stylet. Mainly attacking mammals and birds. The blood it draws from these is used for the development of eggs as proteins.

To detect their victims, use small filaments it has on the sides of la proboscis to detect the carbon dioxide that they exhale. When they sting, they use an anticoagulant substance to draw and store blood. Its sting can even be received through clothing. It is very bothersome and normally occurs during the day, just when other native mosquito species are in torpor.

When the females spawn, their larvae develop in containers where small amounts of water exist, especially if they are in shady places. Plates of pots, vases and other objects containing water in gardens or similar, are ideal for breeding and proliferation. They also use natural spaces where water is stagnant.

The tiger mosquito also carries out the diapause, which can occur in the embryonic stage as well as in the larval or adult stage.

Diseases that the tiger mosquito can transmit

In endemic areas, the tiger mosquito is a vector in the transmission of diseases such as:

  • el dengue
  • yellow fever
  • el West Nile virus
  • Epidemic arthritis (chikungunya)

With cases of victims where it had never been usual to find cases and with the mosquito as the architect of the different transmissions. As it was to find a victim of chikungunya in Italy in 2002, a case resulting in death from the Nile virus in Greece in 2010 and numerous cases of chikungunya in various countries in South America.

The tiger mosquito is included in the list 100 of the world's most damaging invasive alien species, according to data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Some sociological and anthropological studies carried out in Italy, where they have been dealing with the problem for many years, reveal that in some areas the behavioral habits of the population have been changed. People have suppressed certain outdoor activities at certain times of the day, due to the numerous and painful bites to which they were subjected. The same has happened with some animal species, varying their behavior and therefore generating problems in the normal biodiversity of the area.

tiger mosquito about to bite
Before the sting
tiger mosquito ending bite
Finishing sting
Effects of tiger mosquito bite
Effects of tiger mosquito bite

Before the sting

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tiger mosquito about to bite


Finishing sting

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tiger mosquito ending bite

Finishing sting

Sting effects

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Effects of tiger mosquito bite

Sting effects

  • They are black with numerous white stripes, similar to those of cats, hence their name
  • They are between 5 and 10 mm long
  • Only the female bites
  • They use the blood of the victims for the correct development of the eggs, as proteins
  • The detection of victims is done through filaments, which detect the CO2 exhaled by their victims
  • They use an anticoagulant substance to draw and store blood
  • They usually develop in areas of standing water. Also in small garden containers, like potted dishes.
  • They transmit diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus or Chikunguña
  • The tiger mosquito is included in the list of the 100 most harmful invasive alien species in the world
  • In some areas of Italy, the population has changed their behavior to avoid being bitten
  • Some native animal species are also affected in their behavior, to avoid being bitten
  • Extended in almost all of Europe. Highlights its presence in: Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Hungary
  • Fully pioneering treatments
  • We treat areas of difficult access
  • Localized application, respectful with the environment, favoring native biodiversity
tiger mosquito with abdomen full of human blood

Origin of the invasive plague of the tiger mosquito

Undoubtedly it is a species that is becoming a paradigm of what is already being called Biological globalization, as they point out from Ecologists in Action.

The tiger mosquito It began its journey on the European continent back in 1979, in Albania, from China. But already we can find it practically in the whole of europe. Having special incidence in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Hungary.

How do we carry out the treatments?

Through the use of our drones, we will carry out a series of totally pioneering treatments. We will therefore reach hard-to-reach areas where it can exist water accumulation and make the treatments in a precise way.

Once again, as in the rest of our drone treatments, we will carry out a application respectful with the environment and favoring in this way the conservation of indigenous biodiversity.

We will be nourished for our drone operations, from last generation technology, which we will use to carry out processes autonomous flight and area analysis to treat. Using systems artificial vision, radiometry or other types of sensors that may be accurate.

wetlands ideal environments for the proliferation of tiger mosquitoes
drone spray test to treat banks
garden ornament with standing water ideal for tiger mosquito proliferation

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