Exterminate all Mosquitoes! Exterminate, Annihilate, DESTROY!!!
Exterminate all mosquitoes! Exterminate, annihilate, DESTROY!!!
Imagine taking the mentality of the Daleks in Dr Who, but instead of getting rid of mankind, getting rid of mosquitoes. Scientists have been looking at ways these pests could be exterminated for good. Check out this article with more information.
Mosquitoes are arguably the most annoying creatures on the planet, and on top of that they spread horrible diseases like malaria, zika, and lyme. Could we simply eliminate mosquitoes from the world? Should we? Those are the questions that a group of Italian scientists are hoping to answer. These scientists have build a tightly-controlled lab to test whether a new genetic technique for eliminating mosquitoes will work, and whether such a technique would even be a good idea.
Of course, the concern is the impact this will have on the ecosystem. Removing a food source out of the food chain will surely have a huge chain reaction?
The technical term for this is specicide = the deliberate extinction of an entire species. It’s never been done before3 But in recent years, it’s been brought up as a wneay to eliminate the threat of our great nemesis, the mosquito. Seems worth considering, no? To kill them all, or not to kill them all. That is the question. First, we will consider the position in favor…
Until such times as mosquitoes either don’t exist or are not a threat to our health, then it is vital that steps are taken to ensure you are protected from these disease-spreading pests.