Have you seen these mosquitoes?
Admittedly, spotting mosquitoes — and any identifying markers — can be hard to do.
But experts ask that you report any sightings of these invasive, black and white mosquitoes to your local vector control district.
So keep your eyes peeled for:
Aedes aegypti, the Yellow Fever mosquito that can transmit the Zika virus. (So far, no one in the United States who came down with the Zika virus has been infected by a mosquito here.)
Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito
Aedes notoscriptus, the Australian Backyard mosquito
“What makes these three mosquitoes different from the ones we typically had before is that these three species bite people during the day, and they like being in an urban environment,” says Henke. “They prefer biting people rather than birds, which differs from the species we normally had.”
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