Do you want to help out with an important project to track the Asian tiger mosquito? You can help a regional effort to better understand how this invasive insect is spreading. Join us Wednesday, August 7 to learn from experts at UMass Boston about the importance of this particular insect… and then to make traps and catch mosquitoes! Please bring plastic soda bottles (to make the traps with). Please RSVP for meeting location: Info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.
If you can’t make the event, you can still participate in this important citizen’s science project. Learn more.
The Asian tiger mosquito (ATM) is originally from Asia. It was introduced to the United States decades ago and every year the Asian tiger mosquito moves farther north. The ATM is aggressive and bites people throughout the day. Besides being a huge nuisance, they are capable of spreading a number of disease-causing agents (such as viruses and dog heartworm) that can make humans and pets sick. Having more information regarding the mosquito’s location will help us focus research efforts to prevent the spread of diseases.