| It also requests citizen collaboration to detect the places where the larvae are found, a fundamental task in this task | The City Council of Las Torres de Cotillas continues to adopt measures for the control in the municipality of the tiger mosquito (aedes albopicuts), an invasive exotic species detected for the first time in the Region of Murcia in 2011 and that is competent for the transmission of various viruses, eat dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
The Torreño Town Hall, which participates in the regional tiger mosquito surveillance system, has several traps placed in local gardens to detect the presence of this insect and its distribution. And it is that the detection of the places where the larvae are found is basic, since without this work adulticidal treatments (aimed at the adult mosquito) are ineffective since in 1 or 2 days adult mosquitoes appear again.
For this reason, it requests the help of citizens to prevent the proliferation of this species.
"Being a type of mosquito with low mobility and that requires small amounts of water for its reproduction, it has its breeding foci in areas with small reservoirs of private properties, so that public awareness is paramount when it comes to its control ", explains the mayor of Torreño, Joaquín Vela Fernández. In this line of work, the Department of Health requests that citizens check in their homes, especially in patios and gardens, the existence of small accumulations of water that could become a breeding ground for the mosquito.
In addition, it is made available at 968.626.511 (both by phone and by WhatsApp) for residents who want to consult or report any incident.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Las Torres de Cotillas