Mosquitoes: the time to close your windows

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Small but formidable… The mosquito is an insect of the Diptera family. According to Futura-Sciences, it is the female who bites animals (and humans) to suck their blood, with a trunk. Of the most common, the Culex and Aedes species are the most infamous. Mainly, because they are vectors of serious diseases such as chikungunya, dengue or the Zika virus.

Finally, especially the second, since in its family is the famous tiger mosquito, originating from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, explains ANSES. Distinguishable by its white and black stripes, it has adapted to the urban environment.

So to avoid its bite, according to the health insurance site, Ameli, preventing its appearance remains the best way. This little critter lays its eggs in stagnant water. To protect yourself, you must therefore take care to remove from your garden all objects that could have collected it, such as the watering can or cups… Especially after a shower.

When they are already present, it is better to close the windows of his house so that he does not enter inside. However, not at any time. According to Femme Actuelle, depending on the species you are dealing with, closing the windows after dark will not help.

Aedes mosquitoes bite during the day, especially at dawn and dusk. Conversely, culex are active at night. It all depends on the type of mosquito observable near your home. When in doubt, when the sun rises or sets, it may be time to enclose your home.