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Why won’t they go away?

September 18th, 2015

Why won’t they go away?

What are pesky mosquitoes good for anyway?  An estimated 1 million people die every year from bites and from the diseases mosquitoes carry this makes them one of the most deadly animals on the face of the earth. How crazy is that to think about?

There are over 3500 species of mosquitoes throughout the world. The female mosquitoes typically are the biters. They will bite while looking for stale water to lay their eggs in. There are three steps to their maturation cycle. Larvae, and pupa live in water until they are ready to fly away. The process is similar to a butterfly. Once they are ready, the mosquitoes fly away and immediately start to bite.

What purpose does a mosquito actually serve? Scientists say that they still exist simply because they haven’t gone extinct yet. But if they were all to disappear the world would remain the same, unaffected other than the benefit of diseases not being spread so easily.

Scientists are working on a plan on how to completely eliminate mosquitoes in different regions of the world. Others are working on the theory of mutating the mosquitoes so they care genetically unable to carry communicable diseases.

Either way, mosquitoes are just part of nature. One good thing, they are a food source for other insects.

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