Thursday, July 21, 2011

The deadly Asian Tiger Mosquito 'super mosquito' invading U.S. cities... that exterminators cannot kill off - 20th July 2011

Major cities in the U.S. are being invaded by a 'super mosquito’ which returns to bite even after being swatted away.

The Asian tiger mosquito is tougher and harder to kill than its regular counterpart and is known for being extremely aggressive.

The bug, which can spread the deadly dengue fever, arrived three months earlier than usual this year and has been causing havoc in cities across America.

Exterminators have been unable to kill it off because their breeding areas are usually out of reach.

But now experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been forced to develop a way to get rid of it once and for all before it spreads another killer disease.

'Part of the reason it is called 'tiger' is also because it is very aggressive,’ said Dina Fonseca, an associate professor of entomology at Rutgers University.

'You can try and swat it all you want, but once it's on you, it doesn't let go. Even if it goes away, it will be back for a bite." Read More