Stopping a mozzie stealing our sizzle
Drunk uncles, sudden storms and empty gas bottles aren't the only things that can ruin a good Aussie BBQ: meet the Asian tiger mozzie. Originally from Southeast Asia, this mosquito species has hitched rides around the world over the past 30 years, and it can carry some seriously nasty diseases, including Zika, dengue fever and chikungunya. The mozzie is currently in the Torres Strait, and if it makes it to mainland Australia, it could have a huge impact on our lifestyle – not only on our barbies and alfresco dining, but on our health, tourism and more. So what can be done to stop it?