There are many types of mosquitoes, but the Aedes mosquito is the culprit that causes dengue fever. They are also the cause of chikungunya and jaundice in humans. A better understanding of these mosquitoes is how you can better prevent their transmission.
What is the Aedes mosquito?
There are two species of Aedes mosquitoes: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The species Aedes aegypti is also known by its familiar name, which is the midge mosquito.
Unlike other mosquitoes, Aedes mosquitoes rarely land on walls. In places like these, being out of the wind and low light will help them live longer. But it is also because of this lifestyle that once Aedes mosquitoes infect someone, their ability to incubate and transmit the disease is also higher and more dangerous, especially for children.
Hours of operation for Aedes mosquitoes
After hatching, about 48 hours later, the adult Aedes mosquitoes will begin to feed on human blood for the first time. From sucking blood to laying eggs, it will take about 2-5 days. They also have a hobby of biting many people, not just sucking blood from a single subject. Because of this, their ability to spread disease is especially high.
Aedes mosquitoes usually conduct active blood-sucking during the day. After sunrise and before sunset are their peak hours. However, this does not mean that they do not sting people at night, just means that the level of stinging at night is lower than during the day.
Where do Aedes mosquitoes live and grow?
To avoid being bitten by Aedes mosquitoes, you must know where their habitat is and destroy that environment. Specifically, this “troublesome person” is often “born” in areas around the house such as stagnant water tanks, water bottles, empty bins, landfills, stagnant water bottles, broken tires, etc.
As for the adult Aedes mosquitoes, they are extremely fond of the shade where there is low light, often hiding in dark places in the house. For example, areas under the bed, in the toilet, drawers, behind the curtains, etc.
How to prevent Aedes mosquitoes
This is an insect that is harmful to humans. In the previous article, we mentioned the harmful effects of midges, so it is necessary to eradicate them. To prevent diseases caused by Aedes mosquitoes, everyone should sleep under mosquito nets. During the day, use electric rackets to kill them, use mosquito sprays… However, these are only firefighting measures. To eliminate Aedes mosquitoes thoroughly, families need to clear the bushes, clean the house regularly, release fish, wash tools, remove objects that can accumulate water around the home, etc.
Establishing a habit of killing Aedes mosquitoes in particular and all other mosquito species in general is a necessary habit. To protect the health of yourself and your family, always be ready to prepare effective prevention and treatment methods!