The Rural Agents have photographed an adult tiger mosquito specimen in Ripoll (Girona), which allows the technicians of the Tiger Mosquito Monitoring and Surveillance Program in Girona to confirm the establishment of the vector in the municipality.
The alarm went off in May, when 2 students who participated in the Educational Project of the Dipsalut program (Public Health Organization of the Provincial Council) brought tiger mosquito larvae caught in Ripoll.
At the end of last week, a Ripollès Rural Agent was able to clearly photograph an adult Aedes albopictus male specimen and sent the photos to the program technicians who, with the photos and the three samples of May larvae, consider it established. this species in Ripoll.
The Rural Agents Corps (CAR) collaborates with the Dipsalut program for monitoring and surveillance of the spread of the tiger mosquito of the Inter-institutional Commission for the Prevention and Control of vector mosquitoes promoted by the Department of Health of the Generalitat.
The delegated president of Dipsalut, Maria Puig, explained that they have contacted the town hall to notify them of the presence of the tiger mosquito, "so that they can take pest treatment measures and also request financial support through Dipsalut's pest subsidies when they open the application period".