What Would Happen If We Eliminated Mosquitoes?




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Posted by Ed 4 days ago
Mosquitoes: Can we get rid of them, and what would happen if we did? This is easily the most common question type I'm asked to answer, in various forms.
 
“What’s the point of mosquitoes?”, "What role do mosquitoes play in the ecosystem?”, “ Should we get rid of all the mosquitoes?”, “ Could we get rid of all the mosquitoes?”, “ How do we get rid of all the mosquitoes?”, “Is anyone trying to get rid of all the mosquitoes?”, “Why haven’t we gotten rid of all the mosquitoes?”... and so on and so forth. In addition to mosquitoes, we see the same questions asked about “flies” and cockroaches, maybe bedbugs and fleas, and non-insects like ticks.
 
I decided to write the answers to all of these questions together. We’ll focus on mosquitoes, because the facts for them can be applied to the other pests as well.
 
 https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/09/13/what-would-happen-if-we-eliminated-the-worlds-mosquitoes/#5174437511f6


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