Mosquitoes and the Region



Mosquitoes are vectors for a number of diseases. Other sections of this website detail the diseases and their carriers. This section is concerned primarily with what we know about the mosquitoes and mosquito-mediated diseases in the Greater El Paso/Juarez Region: distribution, ecology, and occurrence of mosquito-born diseases in the region.

The traditional purposes of mosquito surveys is to identify breeding sites, identify species and their relative abundances, establish the need for control, and evaluate the efficacy of control methods.

To these, we may add production of predictive models, the ability to develop quantitative methods to calculate the probability of the emergence of a vector-borne disease based on the availability of vectors, reservoirs, and potential for introduction of the pathogen.

Increase in diversity, 2013-2014