Mosquito Alert is a cooperative citizen science observatory coordinated by different public research institutions. Its main objective is to fight against the tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito expansions, two invasive species vectors of global diseases like Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya.

With the Mosquito Alert app anyone can report a possible finding of tiger mosquito or yellow fever mosquito and their breeding places on the public road by sending a photo. This information complements the scientific work and allows public health managers to use this information to monitor and control the spread of mosquitoes in neighborhoods and cities.

Citizen science

We can all do science

We involve citizen in a research project, considering the impact on public, social and educational policies.

document icon  White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe (2014)

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A free and open source project

The software used in the Mosquito Alert application is free and open source. It is distributed under a license that allows you to use, change, improve the software and redistribute it, either in its modified form or in its original form.

Some of the data and works collected are made public on an online interactive map. + Map link. Part of the database is distributed to the public under license CC0 in the platform ZenodoCheck out the user agreement for the Mosquito Alert app. At Mosquito Alert, we take care of your privacy. Therefore, your participation is anonymous and not all your data is distributed to the general public. Check the privacy policy of the Mosquito Alert app.

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Why is your participation important?

The information you submit may be key to generating a participatory alert system to improve management of this species and minimize the risk of disease transmission.

The photos you submit will be part of a common database that will be used for research, monitoring and control of the tiger mosquito and yellow fever mosquito. For example, we are investigating how citizen data can help to improve predictions about the presence and spread of these two mosquitoes in Spain.

You can consult the photos sent by the participants in the public map of Mosquito Alert with the result of validation of an expert, even validated by the citizens themselves.

Fight against mosquito-borne diseases!

Download the Mosquito Alert app and if you see a tiger mosquito, yellow fever mosquito or their breeding sites send a photo.