NPR Speaks With Experts About How To Eradicate Aedes Mosquitoes
NPR: A Starry-Eyed 4-Step Guide To Wiping Out A Mosquito
“…Most scientists we interviewed, as it turns out, would be all right with saying goodbye to the species. Aedes aegypti carries other deadly diseases harmful to humans, like yellow fever and dengue. Animals don’t depend on this species as a major food source, and the critters don’t pollinate plants. And anyway, they’re an invasive species, infiltrating our cities, where they thrive. So we asked experts: Do we have the means to get rid of a species of mosquito? And if they were in charge, how would they do it?…” (Gharib, 3/30).