Mosquito Alert Pakistan

Collect information on disease vector mosquitoes to assist research,
surveillance and control and to promote awareness raising.

Geographic scope

Worldwide dataset, but mostly centred in Pakistan.

Participatory alert system

With the app Mosquito Alert anyone can send photo of mosquito or breeding places. This information is key to generating a participatory alert system to improve the management of species and minimize the risk of disease transmission.

Science and management

These photos will be part of a common database that will be used for the investigation, monitoring and control of mosquito.

Qualified citizen data

Nowadays this system of obtaining information receives the name of massive data or Big Data. On the one hand, this complements the work of many scientists and Medical entomologists who study the distribution and dynamics of expansion of these invasive species, and make it possible to have valuable information for decision making. In fact, a recent study showed that the scientific quality of citizen data is very similar to traditional scientific data.

Where do they breed?

They breed in small containers with standing water in urban areas. A female of a tiger mosquito can get to put in a week up to 200 eggs inside a small container. Thanks to Mosquito Alert, citizen help surveillance and control agents by detecting breeding sites on the public road, such as water drains, sewers or ornamental fountains.IN YOUR HOME

  • Flower pots
  • Toys
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Animal eateries
  • Garden tools
  • Cubes
  • Other objects with accumulated water
  • Tyres
  • Water storage containers (Plastics drum and overhead water tank)
  • Underground water tank

at the public road

  • Scuppers and sewers
  • Sources of drinking water with little drainage
  • Ornamental fountains
  • Drain water
  • Other spaces with accumulated water

anopheles mosquito

culex mosquito

aedes aegypti

aedes albopictus