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Mosquito Byte!

Main Project Information
Presented By NCSU
Goal Track mosquito biting activity in space and time
Task Use smartphone app to report mosquito bites.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

A very simple smart phone app (for Android or iPhone) that allows a user to report a mosquito bite. The user is rewarded with a fact about mosquitoes, and the bite report is displayed in (almost) real time on a map of the world. The more people use it, the more we know about when and where there are biting mosquitoes.

How to Join

Just down load Mosquito Byte! at Google Play or the Apple Store. It is free, and no personal information is collected.

Project Timing This can and should be done anytime the mosquitoes are biting. It is global in distribution, so someone is getting bit somewhere all year long!
Website http://vectorecology.org/outreach/mosquito-bite-app/
Social Media
App URL https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mosquito-byte!/id1039874024?mt=8
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Every day
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums
Class Materials http://vectorecology.org/teaching/
Tags bite, chikungunya, dengue, girl scouts, malaria, mosquito, repellent, scratch, vector, zika
Project Updated 06/09/2017