Remove Mosquitoes from the Food Chain first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.
What would happen if the world was free of mosquitoes? Imagine a place with no disease or death caused by these needle nosed pests, no irritating bites or buzzing in the ear. It sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? What’s the catch?
The mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world, carrying diseases that kill one million people a year. Now the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, has been linked with thousands of babies born with brain defects in South America. Should the insects be wiped out?
If you remove something totally out of the food chain then there are of course repercussions. As much as we would love to live in a mosquito free world, these critters are a tasty meal for other creatures. Like this dragonfly…