Can Mosquitoes Be Wiped Off The Earth?
Voice of Biotecnika – Episode No: 39
Mosquito is one of the deadliest dipterans. It is the source of many epidemic diseases among mankind. I am sure that, all our fellow listeners would have thought of getting rid of this entire species at some point in time. Today, techniques have become so advanced that it is safe to say that humans are capable of eradicating this entire species at the click of their fingers. But should we edit nature? Should we toy with its ways? To brainstorm on this scenario, I, Rashmi, welcome you all to another amazing session on Voice of Biotecnika. Today we will be discussing on the fact that “Can mosquitoes be wiped off the Earth” and if so, Should they?
If it were a harmless creature, we would not have worried about it so much, but mosquitos not only bite and irritate the skin, they also are a vector for deadly diseases. So can we curb the problem at its roots? We have so many mosquito repellents in the market that aim to kill the insect, but why not go for a mass scale eradication? Ideally, mosquitos put a huge financial and medical burden on society by infecting millions of people every year. To name a few – Malaria, Dengue, Zika fever, Chikungunya have seen a major rise, especially in tropical countries. The origin of these diseases may be different, but due to its infectibility, it has rapidly spread across the globe.