Tiger Mosquito detected in Finestrat and 341 other areas in our community.


September 27, 2019

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The Olive Press is reporting that up to billion mosquito eggs could start hatching across the Costa Blanca this weekend!

Tiger mosquitoes usually swarm in large numbers and they could heading our way.

Described by experts as being extremely aggressive, they are known to spread dangerous diseases, including Dengue Fever and the Zika virus.

The reason for the increase in these blood sucking pests is due to the worst flooding in 140 years. This has left a huge amount of muddy lagoons which is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos to breed and lay their eggs.

Emergency crews are working round-the-clock to stop mosquito larvae hatching in the fields.

There was a plague back in August and Alicante and Elche town halls are fumigating large parts of the countryside to stop it happening again.

The tiger mosquito is increasingly settling in the Valencian Community. The Department of Health has published the locations of the pests it has been detected in 341 Valencian municipalities about thirty more than in August 2018.

Areas such as Finestrat, Alcoy, Callosa d'En Sarrià,  plus 27 new ones, have been added to the list. This is given light to fears that the tiger mosquito has come to stay.

Read the Olive Press article here