With the arrival of the heat, mosquitoes, tiger are also back. According to the site, Vigilance mosquito, more than half of the territory is in red alert, that is to say that the tiger mosquito is officially established and active in 58 departments.
The government is organized to deal with this insect, an invasive species that can transmit Human diseases such as dengue, chikungunya or Zika.
Monitor the spread of mosquitoes tigers thanks to an online platform
The Anses ( The national Agency of sanitary safety of food, environment and labour) has just launched the site signalement-moustique.anses.fr.
It allows users to share their photos of mosquitoes, to allow an identification, and map the spread of the tiger mosquito. To certify whether it is a tiger mosquito it is necessary to first answer a few questions about the size and color of the mosquito spotted by the user.
In the same way that the application of reporting of ticks (citique) helps to better combat the ticks that carry lyme disease and the ticks that transmit hemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo, pointing out a tiger mosquito, we participate in its monitoring, and this enables the health authorities to put in place suitable control measures to the spread on the territory.
Coronavirus and mosquito tiger, no link
As usual on matters of health concern, of false information and rumors spread quickly on the mosquito tiger, on false remedies to keep them away, or on the transmission of sars Coronavirus by mosquitoes.
Contrary to dengue fever, with Zika or chikungunya virus, the coronavirus does not spread through the blood. The entomologists of the EID, Entente interdépartementale for mosquito control on the mediterranean coastline, are clear relative to the question: “ mosquitoes are not mammals, the virus cannot infect their respiratory cells.”
A project of fight against the mosquito
The tiger mosquito is a real public health concern. Due to global warming the area of spread of the tiger mosquito could expand. The national Assembly voted the constitution of a commission of inquiry “on public policy to pursue against the spread of Aedes mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases,” so to prepare for the transmission of the virus Zika and the Rift Valley, those responsible of yellow fever and chikungunya. This commission has been a little paralyzed by the health crisis, but will hopefully resume its operation to cope with this situation, which continues to develop. In 2019, the figures show already a marked increase in imported cases : a multiplication by 3.2 for dengue and multiplication by 8.8 for chikungunya.
Gestures to fight against its proliferation have been disseminated in a campaign from the Coves, such as emptying regularly the dishes under flower pots, vases, or shelter from the rain buckets, hardware, garden, and miscellaneous containers. We also need to open nets cans of water recovery and introduce fish in the tanks of accreditation: they will eat the mosquito larvae.
Brigade anti-mosquitoes in the Var
In the Var, the scale of the agglomeration community, Frejus-Saint-Raphael has even created a brigade of anti mosquito, which hunts down all the cups, saucers, watering cans, or even plates that have been forgotten, which could contain water and therefore be used to nest of mosquitoes.
And most important to protect against mosquitoes, common sense: wear long clothes, loose and light, use mosquito nets, and complete with insect repellents