As time progresses, we’re beginning to see the effects of climate change, from an increase in natural disasters to animal populations decreasing. It’s difficult to know exactly what the future holds for us, especially when it comes to how we and animals will respond in the long run, but how might climate change impact mosquitoes and their reach? Almost as infamous as roaches and their ability to survive anything, mosquitoes inopportunely might thrive worldwide in the near future.
For some animal species, they may adapt and even thrive in warmer climates/water, mosquitoes could be one of them. Mosquitoes are on every continent, except Antarctica due to the extremely cold climate, but over time, we may see mosquitoes start to populate more in areas with fewer mosquitoes. This means, a higher chance of species diversity and potentially a wider spread of mosquito transmitted diseases to about half of the entire human population by 2050.
The two mosquito species of concern that spread disease are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Aedes aegypti is of concern primarily in North America and Aedes albopictus is the species that is expected to spread primarily throughout Europe with some colonies expected to arise in the northern US. The spread of mosquitoes will initially begin with human travel and migration in the next 5 to 15 years, after that, climate change and urbanization will be the primary driving forces behind the spread of mosquitoes.
The Aedes species of mosquitoes thrive in urban areas due to the abundance of food, habitats in which to procreate and the fact that they don’t have any natural predators. If you’re wondering why we cannot use harsh methods and formulate a plan to get rid of them once and for all, there’s a few things you’ll need to understand. Mosquitoes are part of whatever ecosystem they are in; they pollinate many plants; they are a part of the food chain for some ecosystems and more. If we lose them, it would be like losing bees, and we need them to produce food we eat every single day and maintain being a part of the ecosystem.
Due to the fact that they are masters at adapting, Mosquito Magnet may have the most effective solution now and down the road to preserve our environment and effectively remove mosquitoes from our homes and businesses. As of now, the only thing we can do is gather as much data as possible and stay ahead of any mosquito colony issues. If you have any questions about our practices or services, give us a call and we can help find a solution that will work best for you and give you peace of mind!