The Zika virus is one of the pathogens transmitted by "exotic" mosquitoes. Our mosquito monitoring therefore also monitors mosquitoes for the Zika virus.
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The common milkweed spreads
The common milkweed is found especially in eastern Austria. Further spread of the heat- and drought-loving plant is likely due to climate change.
European corn borer: voracious tiny insect
The caterpillars of the corn borer destroy 4 percent of the world's corn crop every year. In our country, this butterfly usually develops only one generation per year. In warm years, however, a second…
Leptospires: Germs in the water
Leptospires are bacteria that mainly occur in moist environments such as mud or freshwater lakes. Rising temperatures and heavy rainfall as consequences of climate change may lead to increased human…
Mosquito monitoring: Annual report 2022
From the beginning of May to the end of October, we monitor the occurrence of exotic gnat species in Austria. In 2022, we found the Asian tiger mosquito in all federal provinces.
Tigernut grass spreads
Tiger grass is one of the 20 "world's most dangerous weeds". Originally from the Mediterranean region, it is currently found in Austria in the warmer lowland areas of Styria and Carinthia.
May 20: International World Bee Day
Bees are feeling the effects of climate change. Higher temperatures affect the bees' breeding cycle and their food sources. Lack of water causes many plants to produce less nectar for bees to collect.
Asian tiger mosquito throughout Austria
In the previous year, we found the tiger mosquito in all federal states for the first time as part of our gnat monitoring. In parts of Vienna and Graz, there are already established populations that…