Kings Mosquito Abatement District is urging residents to be on the look out for the Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever) Mosquito.
The Kings Mosquito Abatement District is urging residents of Kings County to be on the look out for a mosquito species recently detected in Madera and Clovis- the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti.
Unlike native species, this newly introduced mosquito prefers to bite during the day, prefers humans, and can effectively transmit several diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.
The mosquito has distinctive white markings on the legs and on the back directly behind the head. This mosquito thrives in urban environments.
They warn if this species becomes established locally, we would be one step closer to several new diseases being established to the region.
To help prevent this mosquito from establishing itself in Kings County, residents are urged to report mosquitoes biting during the day. The Kings Mosquito Abatement District may be reached at (559) 584-3326, or by visiting the District’s web site: www.kingsmosquito.net.
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