- Oct 29, 2000
pesticides working as intended.
I know we really only want to kill the ones that bite us and spread disease, but I don't think there are many ways to target specific insects.
What we do is akin to carpet bombing. 100% effective at killing everything in the zone, collateral be damned.
I'd support efforts to make all human nuisance species extinct through alternative methods, like international breeding habitat sabotage and releasing genetically altered insects that cannot breed, competing out breeding populations, like has been proposed for the Ardis Egypti mosquito.
Once all nuisance species have been made extinct we no longer need to spray insecticides and the non-nuisance species can recover.
I don't know ow where this nonsense idea that every species is worth saving came from. For those that can harm us, I say exterminate!