There is a new app especially for mosquitoes. It’s called the Mosquito Alert App and was created by European researchers. The idea is simple: do you see a mosquito? Then flatten it and take a picture of it. You can also put a photo of an itchy mosquito bite in the app.
Researchers hope to be able to control mosquitoes better and to predict where they are most common. Mosquitoes can carry tropical diseases and transmit them to humans.
In nature, researchers know reasonably well where the mosquitoes are. But it is more difficult in villages and towns. For example, they can be under a flat roof. “But we can’t just walk into people’s gardens to look.” That is why it is useful if people pass it on, says an ecologist.
The app already exists in Spain, and it worked very well there. In a short time, Spaniards sent in 18,000 photos. This allowed researchers to clearly see where the Asian tiger mosquito was.
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