The Asian tiger mosquito is a serious nuisance at best and a potential public health threat at worst.
This aggressive day-biting mosquito prefers mammals, such as humans, cats, dogs, etc., but will occasionally feed on birds.
It is capable of transmitting 30 viruses and the dog heartworm. This accidentally introduced species probably occurs throughout Kentucky.
The ATM (Figure 1) can carry the chikungunya virus, which has been in the news lately.