People Divulge Which Species They Wish Would Go Extinct

People Divulge Which Species They Wish Would Go Extinct
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Mosquitos. That's it. End of article. Wrap it up, folks - mosquitos totally deserve it.

... or do they?

We all love these god-complex style articles where we imagine what would happen if we were in charge.

So let's talk about the species we'd get all fire and brimstone on, shall we?

Reddit user Redspeakable asked:

"If you could make 1 species go extinct, what would it be and why?"

You already know my vote, and Reddit agrees with me. We'll get there, but let's start with this grossness.


"I'll go for the road less traveled, ticks. Maybe then I could enjoy a stroll through tall grass in the summer."- none-to-nothing

"Not trying to gross anyone out, but I feel like some people really underestimate ticks."

"You seriously need to inspect every part of your body after going through woods or brush."

"My girlfriend and I live in a very rural area."

"We love going into the woods."

"We've literally taken five minute strolls through some brush and then go home to find them on us."

"One time I stopped to pee outside the truck for about thirty seconds."

"That was all it took to later find one behind/underneath my genitals."

"We've found them everywhere from armpits to feet to hips to head to behind ears."

"It's insane how sneaky they are."

"They're also incredibly dangerous." - __________lIllIl

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Like A Phoenix

"Bed Bugs, because f*ck bed bugs." - Successful-Typer

"For those that have had a bed bug infestation they will fully understand why this should be top of the list."

"For those who haven’t ever experienced them, my advice to you is just torch all your stuff and start again like a phoenix."- BewareOfLuggage

"I wouldn't wish bed bugs on anyone."

"Thankfully I escaped those f**kers years ago but I still get paranoid when my skin gets itchy."- Mosingbel

Cause Eww

"Tapeworms. Cuz Ewwww." - macaronsforeveryone

The Deadliest


"Deadliest animal on earth."

"Wipe them out." - Hyperion1144


"No reason needed."- A_DrunkenSailor

The Parasite

"The Malaria parasite."

"Mosquitoes going extinct could potentially cause ecological problems but Malaria itself?"

"That would be a safe and simple eradication with nothing but upsides." - Fallacy_Spotted

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As Much Destruction As Possible

"I want to cause as much chaos and widespread destruction as possible, so my answer is phytoplankton."- Architect17

The One To Survive


"I literally get goosebumps at the thought of them."

"I'm very passionate about this."




"And how do they not die?"

"You hit them, spray they, THEY STILL MOVE!"

"They fly. why do they fly?"

"They also don't serve a very significant purpose in our world."

"They are nobody's primary source of nutrition so basically if you wipe all of them out, nothing would happen."-deforestationing


"But they are gonna be the one species to SURVIVE the nuclear apocalypse."- MajesticWeasel

Tongue Eaters

"Cymothoa exigua - the tongue-eating louse."

"It's a f*cking disgusting species."

"I googled it once when someone mentioned it and I regretted it ever since."

"It doesn't help that I had major plastic surgery on my tongue and it resembles it a bit so... bllaarrrghhhh."

"To be fair, it pretty much only attacks fish and we got fingers and arms."

"Fish are kinda f*cked when it comes to picking stuff out of their mouths."- Bullorg74

With A Dirty Spoon

"Wasps, they’re just a**holes!"- ThatMeasurement3411

"F*ck wasps."

"They are legitimately a food source for some animals sadly."

"But wasps are inherently a**holes and if I never see one again it’ll be too soon."

"Plus I’m allergic to them and they make me afraid of anything yellow and buzzy, including our good good bee friends."- ecdmuppet

scared news anchor GIF by MashableGiphy

The Human Problem

"31-yo anthropology enthusiast."

"Although humans have quite an impressive path, they had a great opportunity to develop into a wonderful specie."

"Instead, they developed a society to the expense of every other species on Earth."

"We have destroyed ecosystems, entire species, lands, other humans, etc."

"We are still doing so, and destroying Earth."

"So yeah. Humans going extinct would be a great gift for the billions of species that don't need us around, and for the other types of species many forget about : plants."

"It really isn't about edginess, and if you think that, you're very most likely part of the problem (starting with unconscious taken-for-granted use and waste of precious resources)"- Cave_Woman_

The human race is singlehandedly responsible for all the misery and destruction on this planet."- Competitive-Age-7469

"35+ IT guy here."

"There's no net good that humans do to the planet."

"There's too much net bad that we do."

"Humans is a seriously good answer." - misconfigbackspace

Seriously, We're Awful!

"Humans, nothing has gone right except with the human side of the planet which doesn’t need to exist."- nice_wholphin


"Do i really need to elaborate?"- ReputationDull8068

"Humans especially boys because some boys especially for he ones in high school ain't sh*t."- Romanbabes224

GIF by Love Island AustraliaGiphy

Indiana Jones Would Agree


"Because."- MadisonandMarche

Watership Down!


"F*ck rabbits."- _Roseline_xx


"One isn't good enough, all blood sucking, pathogen carrying insect species extinct."- Chameleon777

No Matter How Itsy Or Bitsy...

"Spiders cause f*ck spiders."- Dangerous_Shower7526

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Rats With Wings!

"F*cking pigeons."- DontAsk_DontKnow·


"It's hard since it would ruin the balance in nature and would definitely have consequences, but I'll go with flies, the common ones."- CatzycatZ64

Do you have anything to add that's not on this list?

Want to come rushing to the defense of any of these horribly misunderstood species?

Either way, see you in the comments!

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