Vector of Dengue / Dengue Haemorrhagic fever.
Aedes aegypti is the vector of Dengue / Dengue haemorrhagic fever.
It is a small, black mosquito with white stripes and is approximately 5 mm in size.
It takes about 7 to 8 days to develop the virus in its body and transmit the disease.
- Day biter
- Mainly feeds on human beings in domestic and peridomestic situations.
- Bites repeatedly
- Rests in the domestic and peridomestic situations.
- Rests in the dark corners of the houses, on hanging objects like clothes, umbrella, etc. or under the furniture.
- Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in any type of man made containers or storage containers having even a small quantity of water.
- Eggs of Aedes aegypti can live without.
Desert coolers, Drums, Jars, Pots, Buckets, Flower vases, Plant saucers, Tanks, Cisterns, Bottles, Tins, Tyres, Roof gutters, Refrigerator drip pans, Cement blocks, Cemetery urns, Bamboo stumps, Coconut shells, Tree holes and many more places where rainwater collects or is stored.