(Aedes albopictus) it is more tropical for this exotic species native to Asia with its distinctive long legs and spotted and stripped body will usually produce some 40-80 eggs, which take several weeks to reach the adult stage. Egg-laying usually takes place in containers with water, such as rainwater and thrive in areas with abundant water. Like the common mosquito that bites humans, but unlike the latter only their day-night hiding in the vegetation, and its sting is able to penetrate the clothing.
These Diptera rarely fly beyond 300-500 feet, so it is speculated that the Asian Tiger Mosquito enters countries via the international transport of used tires, an ideal medium for this insect while also they also collect decaying plant matter and water.
In general, all mosquitoes need water to survive, because the first three phases of development carried out in the water and only the last (adult) in the air. In the case of the Asian tiger mosquito habitat is the Asian rainforests.
Currently the presence of the Asian tiger mosquito is found in rural and urban areas, both in public and in homes. In urban areas where one can easily proliferate vases from cemeteries in a pot where rain falls, a fountain, a pond etc.
On the one hand their bite is one of the things that makes this mosquito because they are more lasting and painful, and can cause great inflammation, which can sometimes trigger allergic reactions. Moreover, and herein lies the main danger of the Asian tiger mosquito may be the vector transmitting diseases (dengue and yellow fever). So far, this risk is theoretical, but no longer present.
The timing of this mosquito activity extends from May to November, and its further expansion in September, at which time complete their life cycle in just 10 days.
To exterminate this insect have several therapeutic tools, including the metallic copper and a bacterium (Bacillus thurigensis). Among the most basic recommendations to end this, is to cover ponds and water tanks cover with mosquito nets and regularly empty containers filled with water and also plug the holes in trees where they store. Careful use of pesticides especially DEET (which has been banned in many counties), since this will not solve the problem and will create new ones.
Nevertheless, because of the Asian tiger mosquito habitat they are spreading extremely rapidly because it has a high adaptability to the point that even the lack of water or cold can end their existence, as the eggs are able to withstand desiccation.