Mosquitoes suck. Literally. While slapping them away all summer long, we have all wondered if we really need them around. Wouldn’t it be great if they just…disappeared? At AllGreen Lawn Care, our mosquito control in Massachusetts won’t get rid of them entirely, but we’ll get pretty darn close.
Here are some interesting facts about mosquitoes and their place in the ecosystem.
Can We Live Without Mosquitoes?
Are they useful for anything? Other than providing dinosaur DNA in Jurassic Park? We have learned more and more about how different species rely on other species for survival, so maybe they have a purpose. Right?
Eliminating or adding an element from an ecosystem without carefully studying the adverse effects can be devastating. Invasive species like Japanese Beetles can have serious effects on the ecosystem. If adding something to the ecosystem causes drastic changes, the same is true of removing a species from the ecosystem. Annoyingly, it could very well be true that we cannot live without mosquitoes.
“But it would be so nice if they just went extinct,” you think to yourself as you slap absentmindedly at them during the neighborhood barbeque.
What if Mosquitoes Went Extinct?
Mosquitoes have been around for a long time, and they definitely hold a place in the ecosystem. Both the larvae and the flying insects themselves are a significant food source for many creatures. If there were no mosquitoes, these animals would have to find a new food source. If mosquitoes all disappeared overnight, many of those creatures that depend on them would suffer.
But, if you hate mosquitoes, we have some good news for you today!
Scientists have been studying the adverse effects of mosquito extinction and a way to eliminate the pests for a long time. This question hasn’t just occurred to those of us living everyday lives at our everyday backyard barbeques.
There are currently several methods that scientists have proposed for mosquito eradication in the scientific community. One of the most promising solutions out there would involve changing the genetic code of mosquitoes to reduce their female offspring. This solution would allow colonies to get smaller at a slow rate, potentially giving the creatures who depend on them for food time to adapt.
Mosquito Control in Massachusetts
In the meantime, mosquito control in Massachusetts still needs to be handled by professionals like the team at AllGreen. We have safe and effective mosquito control if you’re ready to have mosquitoes stop bugging you this summer.