There’s no greater way to spend your evening around the swimming pool with the BBQ on the go, however as you will be only too aware we face a daily battle against pesky mosquitoes here in Spain and, to make life worse, the Costa Blanca now has a serious infestation of a very aggressive type of breed called the Asian Tiger Mosquito.
Well known for their distinctive black and white stripes on their legs and body, the Asian Tiger is more aggressive than other types of mosquito. It not only wants to suck your blood through the night, but is more than happy to prey on you throughout the day, spreading dangerous diseases such as West Nile Fever, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever and the Zika virus which became a serious issue during the Olympics in 2016.
Here are some shocking facts about those pesky insects.
* Mosquitoes are the World’s biggest serial killers, killing around 1 million people a year, most of the deaths are due to Malaria.
*Mosquitoes also carry diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Chikungunya, Dog Heart Worm, Yellow Fever and many more.
*Spain reported over 229 cases of Zika during 2016.
*There are over 3500 different species of mosquitoes in the World.
* A mosquito can drink 3 times its body weight in blood.
*Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at any one time.
To read more facts and information on how to protect yourself against mosquitoes with our garden treatments visit www.fogoffspain.com or call/WhatsApp 681 609 730 and start enjoying your garden again!