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Identifying the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

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Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

There are approximately 3,600 species of Mosquito and the word “Mosquito” is originated from Spanish that means “little fly”. They have narrowed segment body, a set of wings, pair of halter, six mildly hair legs, and needle life mouth part. Not all Mosquitoes live to bite mankind or animals. When bitten, most common reactions are itching, inflammation and swelling.

Only some type of Mosquito can be categorised as vectors. Vectors are animal, insect, or ticks that are capable to spreads virus (germs) to humans. Example of viruses and parasites that Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes transmits, and they can make you suffer from Mosquito Dengue virus. West Nile virus is a virus transmitted to humans through bites from an infected Culex Mosquito

Some Mosquitoes do not spread germs when bite occurs and these types of Adult Mosquitoes are called nuisance Mosquitoes. Female Mosquito requires blood meals in order to produce Mosquito eggs.

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Identifying the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

Dengue viruses are transmitted to humankind through the stealth bite of an infected Aedes species (Aegypti or Albopictus) Mosquito. These white bands or white stripes Mosquitoes are also known to spread Zika, Chikungunya, and other serious viruses. About half of the world’s population, that is approximately 4 billions of people, live in places with a risk of Dengue. Dengue is frequently the main reason for illnesses in areas with uncontrolled breeding sites and higher risk.

Every year, approximately 400 millions of people get infected with Dengue virus. Approximately 100 millions of people fall sick from transmitted diseases infections, and 40,000 dies from really severe Dengue symptoms. Unfortunately, people can be infected multiple times in their lifetime with Dengue.

NEA Environmental Health Institute have made various intensive studies for Mosquito Control methods. They have found that the Wolbachia Aedes suppression technology is the most suitable for Singapore. Experts from Singapore, Australia, UK, and US recommends that Singapore explore the method, use of the Wolbachia Mosquito Singapore suppression technology. This will help to provide the results to further reduce the risk of Dengue virus transmission.

The releases of Male Wolbachia-Aedes Mosquitoes have significantly reduced Aedes Aegypti Mosquito populations. Study sites listed such as Yishun, Tampines, Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok resulting by going up to about 98 percent. The exact locations of the study sites shown after at least a year of releases have jumped to 88 percent lower

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

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They can be easily identified from any other species of Mosquitoes by their narrowed looking and significant black bodies. The abdomen of the insect has a unique pattern of lighter and darker scales. Additionally, all of its legs have a staggered pattern of light and dark colour. Adult females are easy to recognise due to the shape of their abdomen and usually more pointy at the ends.

Additionally, they have sensory structures close to their mouth. Aedes Mosquitoes usually land with the proboscis facing downwards parallel to the ground. Only the Female Mosquito transmits viruses, while the Male plays an important role in mating to populate. Approximately 7 days to 5 months is how long do Mosquitoes live for.

Studies have found 422 and 682 proteins exclusive to Male and Female Aedes Aegypti. Male vs Female Mosquito: Males species are smaller than Females. Comparing to Males species, Females have a needle like proboscis, which are used for piercing through skin. Usually confused during identifying if it is by a bed bug bites or Mosquito bites.

Aedes Mosquitoes feeding activity peaks occur during dawn and dusk. For some Mosquito larvae can also be spotted in tree holes where collects water. They rather live in close contact with mankind and lay their eggs in standing water indoors.

There are plenty of Pest Control Companies and ways to prevent them. Ultimately Innovative Pest Control Services is the best Mosquito Control in Singapore to get rid of Mosquito problems effectively.

Fazly Ahmad
Fazly Ahmad
Hello, and welcome to our pest control company blog! I'm fazly, and I'm thrilled to be sharing my expertise with you. With years of experience in the industry, I've seen it all when it comes to pests and how to get rid of them.
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