What ecological service do mosquitoes provide? Yes, there is one species that is a predator of other mosquitoes but if mosquitoes didn’t exist, what pest populations would flourish? Besides humans that is. I ask this because after spending a couple of hours outside in my garden I am now covered in mosquito bites and am itching like mad! Argh!!! Yes, I should have smothered myself in DEET or Picardin or something but that’s beside the point. All I wanted to do was get some plants in the ground and tend my veggies and now I look like I have the Plague!!!
So I ask you…Mosquitoes: Why should I care?