A Nigerian professor in University of Ilorin, Adeolu Ande, has decried the killing of mosquitoes by human beings.
The professor of Entomology expressed that mosquitoes are friends and allies to human beings and they should not be killed.
Ande who made this known in a paper he released on Monday, June 7, expressed that human beings can learn a lot from the intelligent insects.
He advised that people should look for ways to co-exist with the insects whether they are interested in doing so or not.
According to him, mosquitoes are misunderstood by human beings because of the disease they transmit.
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Read the full paper below:
“Human life is beset with inevitable associations with insects that have over the years influenced human destiny positively and negatively. Negative influences, such a disease transmission, crop losses, food spoilage, economic losses and nuisance value caused by less than 5 per cent of insect species have been exaggerated by man."
“In the actual sense, mosquitoes are equally sick but inadvertently and unwillingly convey pathogens that are the real causal agents of these diseases. The female mosquito could be described as an example of a true mother who is forced to undertake kill herself in its bid to provide for its unborn children. The adult female mosquitoes have exceptional value for child raising hence the level of commitment and risk they take on the mission that entails decision between life and death. The after effect of this commitment is a well thought out plan that forestalls most of the factors that may stand in the way of raising good children. “
"I am sure most human females will not take comparable decision in the face of similar attendant risks. It is however certain that children born after well thought-out and risky conditions are better posited for quality living than those produced carelessly."
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