In Beagle, tiger brigades are hunting mosquitoes

No, Mayor Green Clement Rossignol-Boech is not taking himself for Georges Clemenceau nor is it a police squad, but a campaign against the spread of the tiger mosquito.

Last Saturday, about fifteen residents of the town received training to learn how to eradicate the invading insect. In return, they will go and preach the good word to their neighbors. They are Citizen Ambassadors: the Beagle Tigers.

Standard name of the suspect: Aedes albopictusOrigin: Southeast Asia, Size: 5mm. Distinguishing mark: wears white rings on the legs and chest. The tiger mosquito landed in the urban area of ​​Bordeaux in 2013. Since then it has made its nests in all gardens.

It is a public health problem because these insects transmit diseases such as dengue fever, Zika and chikungunya

– Christophe Curtin, coordinator at the Mosquito Control Center in Bordeaux Metropole

Philip decided to join the Tiger Brigades because of “Since last year”He said “We can no longer enjoy the garden. We are attacked in the middle of the day. That is no longer possible”. Its mission in particular: to make clear to the neighbors that it is necessary to empty containers full of water regularly to kill the larvae. If everyone starts George explains “We can really change things.”

If you also want to join the Tiger Brigades: About Bordeaux Metropole website.

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