“Eradicating any organism would have serious consequences for ecosystems — wouldn’t it? Not when it comes to mosquitoes,” finds Janet Fang in Nature.
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“There is nothing good to be said for mosquitoes,” writes Mike Jeffries at The Conversation. “Scientists willingly concede that their eradication would bring significant benefits for humanity with no obvious downsides. What good mosquitoes might do, mostly through sheer weight of numbers as food for other creatures or as amateurish pollinators, are roles readily filled by alternative species.”
Today’s Question: Should we try to eradicate mosquitos?