Mosquito Alert is a citizen science platform for studying and controlling the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Both of these mosquitos are included under the term “urban Aedes.” They can transmit diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, dengue, or yellow fever.

A special free app of the same name (Mosquito Alert) was created for the project. Using this app, anyone can send sightings of urban Aedes or their breeding sites and attach photos for validation by experts and others.