Scientists probably could develop something to put a huge dent in their numbers, if not eliminate them altogether. But I don't think that they would ever want to. The effects on the ecosystem would probably be catostrophic. This is not my field of work, but I would imagine that mosquitos play their part in the food chain. I live in northern Alberta Canada, where the winters are long and cold and during the short summers, the
mosquitos are on a rampage. Why would anybody want to move or live here? Only the hardy or unknowing, thereby keeping the local population growth down to a dull roar. If it was'nt for the huge oil reserves, there would'nt be a roar at all.
Yea, whatever; that's just my way of thinking to remain sane. I live on a small acreage and love to work or putz around outside. They were so bad today; I decided to stay inside. Good grief. I know very little about mosquitoes, but I think the female mosquito uses the blood (from a bite) to feed? her eggs? This can't be right; how would she find her eggs? Anyhow some time ago I let my imagination take over. Eggs! That's the key to knocking their numbers down. I will build a synthetic bladder(s), something that the mosquito can penetrate; fill it (them) with cows blood (heat it if necessary); and set them beside the slough. Once I was confident that the skeeters were going to fall for this; I would pour a fourty pounder of Jack Daniels into each bladder. If the blood thirsty little buggers died, yea baby! If they managed to find their way back to their eggs; better yet. Skeeter fetal alcohol syndrome! In the fall, I would empty the bladders and save it for Christmas
shooters for when the inlaws come to visit...Whoa; slow down...these skeeters really have pushed me over the edge.