The research conducted by a group of researchers from Senegal has found that there is growing resistance to a common class of insecticide by Anopheles gambiae, the species of mosquito that is responsible for transmitting malaria to humans in Africa.
The introduction of artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs) and widespread distribution of insecticide-treated bednets have resulted in major reductions in malaria transmission in Africa.
The researchers also found that 37% of A gambiae mosquitoes were resistant to deltamethrin insecticide in 2010, and that the genetic mutation conferring resistance to pythethroid insecticides increased from 8% in 2007 to 48% in 2010.
Mosquitoes also ‘developing resistance to bed nets’
While insecticide-treated bed nets have contributed significantly in reducing the prevalence of mosquito in many part of the world and have become a leading method of preventing malaria, especially in Africa, the study suggested that mosquitoes can rapidly develop resistance to bed nets treated with insecticide.
This is the reason I think mosquitoes really suck!