Tuesday, 6 June 2017

‘Mosquitoes are our friends, stop killing them’ – Unilorin Professor

Professor of Entomology at the University of Ilorin, Adeolu Ande, has decried killing mosquitoes, saying the insects are friends to humans that deserved to be properly managed.
Ande made the statement on Monday in Ilorin in a paper he presented at a public seminar organised by the university.
In his paper with the title “Consider the ways of Ants and be Wise,” the entomologist described insects as the “most successful and influential group’’ of organisms in the biosphere.
He said that humans had a lot to learn from insects in order to be wise.
“Human life is beset with inevitable associations with insects that have over the years influenced human destiny positively and negatively.
“Negative influences, such as 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.
He said that positive influences of insects are not unappreciated and downplayed.
He listed some of them to include: pollination of flowers, waste recycling and sustenance of the ecosystem.

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