A new mosquito has landed

The Asian Tiger Mosquito has now claimed most of the eastern US as its range. — PID

October 21, 2007

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (SI ADVANCE) — They’re aggressive, often attack in packs and, unlike most mosquitoes, bite during the day.

And they’re carriers for such debilitating tropical diseases as chikungunya, yellow and dengue fever. They can carry dog heartworm and different types of encephalitis.

The Asian Tiger mosquito has landed on Staten Island. Full Report