Mosquito Citizen Science Project: Make a Mosquito Trap!
Wednesday, August 7, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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:  

If you can’t make the event, you can still participate in this important citizen’s science project.  Learn more.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Invasive Boundary Project
Why we need your help finding the Asian tiger mosquito!

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.

Find out more about this project.

The event is organized by the Friends of the Blue Hills and the University of Massachusetts Boston.  The initiative is part of a larger endeavor on the development of climate-informed decision-support tools for the prevention of Aedes-borne disease in the US through Columbia University’s Earth Institute, funded by the International Research and Applications Program (IRAP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.