Essay On Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes: The Plague of the Planet The planet is a ruthless place where people die and suffer every day. Whether it be from twisted weather, animals and their carnivorous selves, or humans and their homicidal will – instinct is pitiless. One thing has continued to annihilate humans for thousands of years: mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have been alive and sucking human blood for over 100,000 years, and recent studies show currently over 3,500 different species of mosquitoes exist and thrive in vast numbers (Bittle par. 4). Along with their flourishing population, many new diseases are linking mosquitoes to killing humans. The many health threats mosquitoes pose to humans are why they should be exterminated. Mosquitoes should…show more content…
In recent demographics by the World Health Organization in 2015, they say, “malaria caused 212 million clinical episodes and 429,000 deaths,” and now around, “3.2 billion people live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 106 countries and territories” (par. 1). To rephrase this, malaria has been affecting many people, and residential areas are large, having the chaos mosquitoes could create for people teeter in a precarious position. If mosquitoes were eliminated, then the potential risk of having them cause a global epidemic would dissipate because mosquitoes are the main carrier of malaria. Moreover, many people have avoided preventing malaria from spreading because they have no currency to invest. While some may say the finances and resources are going to be wasted on mosquitoes, both Janet Hemingway and Imelda Bates, working for the…show more content…
Dr. Anne Schuchat, the acting direction of the Centers for Disease Control says the CDC has assessed and learned, “that 2,549 pregnant women with the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories between Jan. 1, 2016 and April 25, 2017” (Harris par. 4). Many people have been identified as carrying Zika and this is worrisome as Zika causes birth defects – like microcephaly – in young children and raises the average risk of pregnancy up by eight percent. Both the expecting parents and the newborns should avoid being exposed to the risks coming with mosquitoes transmitting the Zika virus. Also, studies from the American Mosquito Control Association shows ultra-low volume pesticide sprays used to ward off mosquitoes transmitting Zika are “ineffective against [mosquitoes with] it being difficult to obtain contact with the spray droplets in flight due to its cryptic habits” (par. 5). Therefore, mosquitoes should be terminated because the way humans temporarily remove them is ineffective. If the current solution does not prevent mosquitoes from harming young children and impairing them for life, then the best solution is to terminate them to protect the future of
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