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Domagoj Hackenberger

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Is the total eradication of mosquitoes a true solution?

Mosquitoes have a massive ecological role in nature. Especially as main food source for great number freshwater fish and birds.

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  • Jan 9 2013: QUOTE; Is the total eradication of mosquitoes a true solution? UNQUOTE.
    Answer= NO !
    In another life, I was heavily involved with the 'CONTROL' of the Anophelies mosquitoe. Also during that period I lived in Singapore and Malaya where there were heavy infestations of them and the dangers they posed to humans was serious indeed.
    I must say that the Singaporeans took the threat very seriously and instituted excellent control measures to ensure the opportunities of rampant breeding were minimised with excellent results.
    My earlier involvement was in Vietnam where they aslo posed serious dangers, however because of the turmoil caused by the war there, control measures were not co ordinated and peace meal only.
    I believe there is a place for mosquitoes in our environment, though serious measures must be kept to keep their threat under control.
    I notice no one has so far mentioned that mosquitoes and their larvae are serious food sources for anquatic life of all persuasions, cut out the food source of mosquitoes completelty and it will effect the aquatic life forms as well.

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