Exotic mosquitoes

ARPHS supports efforts to keep exotic mosquitoes from becoming established in New Zealand.

Mosquitoes from overseas – called ‘exotic’ mosquitoes – can carry diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika, yellow fever and malaria.

  • If you think you have found an exotic mosquito, phone the Ministry of Primary Industries’ mosquito hotline number 0800 MOZZIE (0800 66 99 43).
  • If you have health concerns after being bitten by a mosquito, phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 or see your doctor or practice nurse.

ARPHS works with the Ministry for Primary Industries to support border control. ARPHS is responsible for:

  • regular mosquito surveys at potential entry ports such as airports and seaports
  • support and advice to the Ministry for Primary Industries


There are specific requirements for notifiable diseases in the Auckland region.

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Last updated 23.11.2022

For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116
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