Purging The World Of Mosquitoes Is Tempting, But Is It Smart?

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Purging The World Of Mosquitoes Is Tempting, But Is It Smart?

Scientists have found a way to get rid of the carriers of Zika virus and malaria. Just think about it--a world without mosquitoes. That would mean summer nights without bug spray, no more swatting and itching and, of course, no more Zika or malaria. 

But the big question is, should these scientists rid the world of mosquitoes? In a new article in Smithsonian, writer Jerry Adler explains the research and explores the pros and cons of a world with no mosquitoes.