Mosquitoes are a disease causing menace! Yet why can’t we wipe them out?
We have malaria, chikungunya, dengue and now a deadly new virus called ZIKA spreading in both Central as well as South America. Mosquitoes are the bane of mankind, the little nondescript whining buzzing creatures are irritating beyond belief and some can really sting you if not kill you. So why don’t we eradicate the pesky disease carriers from the face of the earth? Well! THIS IS WHY.
1 Mosquitoes Are Responsible For the Most Fatalistic Of Disease
For a species of just 3500, mosquitoes certainly have a disastrous impact on human life. The deadly malaria virus carried by the female Anopheles mosquito can kill in the malignant form of plasmodium falciparum or Brain Malaria. The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes Albopictus, spreads havoc in countries like India causing dengue and chikungunya.
As vectors of killer disease, they have been responsible for the West Nile Virus and most recently, the viral spread of Zika. Caused by the species, Aedis Aegypti, Zika is causing major concern in South America. Its alarming spread has forced WHO to declare a public emergency health alert in the area.
Despite of such major proofs of the fatal abilities of mosquitoes, they are still here to stay. Believe it or not, mosquitoes actually contribute to the ecological balance of the earth. So, what good do they really do??
2 Can Mosquitoes impact the ecosystem?
There is a mixed consensus among ecologists in the ecological role played by the menacing mosquito. According to noted ecologist, Sarah Fang, The absence of a mosquito’s impact on ecology would not matter in terms of balance. However on the other hand, ecologist Charles Fulton is of the opposite view that much like all beings, mosquitoes too have their role on a biological stage where every creature has his part to play …remember your
Shakespeare???!!! ‘All the world’s a stage…’???
Does this mean we have to tolerate this larvae infesting organism and its perennial disruptive and disease causing habits??? Yes we will have to!!