Two invasive mosquito species found in Shasta County

From KRCR 7 News
August 26, 2020

Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMVCD) identified two species of invasive mosquitoes on Wednesday.

While responding to an initial report of the invasive Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito), SMVCD staff found and identified the Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger Mosquito).

SMVCD says the Asian Tiger Mosquito was found near a central Shasta County neighborhood west of Highway 273 and Market Street, and north of Lake Boulevard.

The California Department of Health confirmed the invasive species detection.

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