DailyDirt: Kill All The Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are a serious pest. They spread terrible diseases like malaria and dengue fever, and they're just generally annoying to people. So it's no surprise that quite a few methods have been developed to kill them off in significant numbers, if not entirely. There are actually thousands of different kinds of mosquitoes, and some of them are completely harmless to humans. But if we could target just the ones that spread diseases, we could prevent an enormous amount of death and suffering. Is it really safe to drive mosquitoes to extinction? Here are just a few ways we're trying to do it (regardless of whether we should). If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Michael (profile), 2 Apr 2014 @ 8:45am

    Don't care...

    As far as I'm concerned, mosquitoes, fleas, yellow jackets and I'm sure there are a few other pests that are what I consider to be God's mistakes. They serve ZERO purpose on our planet, outside of making our lives miserable.

    If it were up to me, I would make it a priority to, in whatever fashion is available, permanently eradicate every last one of them. They only bring mankind misery without ANY redeeming value, in any way, shape and/or form, period, IMHO, of course.

    I'm just sayin'...

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