Researchers have discovered a protein that could aid in controlling mosquito populations. The protein, EOF-1, is only found in mosquitoes. The study was conducted by the University of Arizona. This protein is essentially like a birth control, which prevents mosquito eggs from hatching. Only found in mosquitoes, this protein is needed during the process of producing eggs. By blocking this protein in female mosquitoes, the eggs that are produced are not quality eggs and result in the mosquito embryos dying inside the eggs.
As a result, any drug that one could use to attack this protein would only affect mosquitoes and not other organisms. For that reason this is why this is considered mosquito birth control. It would be a safe alternative to getting rid of unwanted mosquitoes without harming other organisms and would be safer for the environment. Do you have unwanted mosquitoes or other pests? Horne’s Pest Control can help with our mosquito treatments for your home and yard.