The Aedes mosquito is the main transmitter of dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever and the deadly yellow fever. Its black body and legs have white spots and stripes on them, thus they are sometimes known as “Tiger mosquito”. This species is very active in the day and strongly attracted to humans for blood feeding.
The Aedes mosquito breeds in household containers such as flower vases, in pot plates, water storage jars where clean water is always present. It can also breed in roof gutters, watering cans, tree holes, puddles and discarded containers around the house where rainwater collects.