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  • Aedes mosquitoes are a vector of dengue fever.
  • It is a small mosquito, black with white stripes and is approximately 3-5 mm in size.
  • It takes about 7 to 8 days to develop the virus in its body and transmit the disease

Feeding Habit

  • Day biter
  • Mainly feeds on human beings in domestic and peri domestic situations.
  • Bites repeatedly and multi person feeder per blood meal.

Resting Habit

  • Rests in the domestic and peridomestic situations
  • Rests in the dark corners of the houses, on hanging objects like clothes, umbrella, etc. or under the furniture

Breeding Habits and places

  • Aedes mosquito breeds in any type of man-made containers or storage containers having even a small quantity of water.
  • Eggs of Aedes can live without water for more than one year.

Favourite Breeding Places

  • Desert coolers, Drums, Jars, Pots, Buckets, Flower vases, Plant saucers, Tanks, Cisterns, Bottles, Tins, Tyres, Roof gutters, Refrigerator drip pans, Cement blocks, Cemetery urns, Bamboo stumps, Coconut shells, Tree holes and many more places where rainwater collects or is stored.