Tiger mosquito reaches Almeria

The dreaded tiger mosquito is alive and appears to be breeding in Almeria province. This south-east Asian mosquito has a characteristic white stripe along its head and thorax. It’s extremely nasty and attacks during the day, unlike the native types. I wrote an interesting article for the Costa Almeria News this week looking into the problem and asking some of the local councils what they’re planning to do, so pick up a copy for more Continue reading Tiger mosquito reaches Almeria

Spain facing malaria risk in the near future

A changing climate and invasion of stronger types of African mosquitoes means that malaria could return to Spain within the next decade, says the National Health Ministry, which is evaluating the risk of the plague carrying mosquito returning for good to Spain. Spain sees a couple of hundred malaria cases a year, but almost all of them are contracted abroad and break out upon the tourists return to Spain. Malaria was officially eradicated in Spain Continue reading Spain facing malaria risk in the near future

Mojacar cutting mosquito budget (only YOU can stop the mozzies!)

In a statement that will gladden the hearts of our many local fly screen installers and swimming pool cleaners, Mojacar townhall has issued a list of ways that “local citizens can help reducing mosquitos”. Most of the pointers seem to be about installing fly screens and keeping your swimming pool / fuente clean. As usual, Lokimica SA has won the contract to spray the area with a larvicide to kill off the mosquito larvae. They Continue reading Mojacar cutting mosquito budget (only YOU can stop the mozzies!)