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With the Zika virus in the news, some people have wondered why we don't just kill them ALL.

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Sources:
History of War against Mosquitoes/DDT
www.nature.com/news/2010/100721/full/466432a/box/1.html
www.panna.org/resources/ddt-story
www.scientificamerican.com/article/ddt-use-to-combat-malaria/

Ecological Impacts
www.nature.com/news/2010/100721/full/466432a.html
rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1815/20151549
www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/aedes_communis.shtml

Zika Mosquito
www.cdc.gov/zika/transmission/index.html
www.paho.org/hq/index.php

RNA Molecular Pesticide (killing)
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18533434

Transgenic Male Mosquitoes -- self-limiting gene, kills offspring (killing)
journals.plos.org/plosntds/article
journals.plos.org/plosntds/article
www.reuters.com/article/us-science-insects-gmo-idUSKBN0U000820151217
www.oxitec.com/faqs/

Transgenic Mosquitoes -- gene drive, Anopheles (resistance to parasite)
www.pnas.org/content/112/49/E6736
www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-genetically-engineered-mosquitoes-malaria-20151121-story.html
www.nature.com/news/gene-drive-mosquitoes-engineered-to-fight-malaria-1.18858
www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/11/gene-drive-turns-insects-malaria-fighters

Wolbachia -- bacteria infection, Aedes (resistance to virus)
www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-a-tiny-bacterium-called-wolbachia-could-defeat-dengue/
www.eliminatedengue.com/our-research/wolbachia
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23133693

Wolbachia Parasite Superinfection -- preventing potential viral resistance www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2016-02/p-wps021116.php
www.plos.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ppat-12-2-Joubert.pdf

Images:
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aedes_aegypti_CDC-Gathany.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anopheles_stephensi.jpeg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wolbachia.png
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skeetlrg.gif
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DDT_Powder.jpg
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