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Mosquito reduction test program has started
February 8, 2018 — Solid Waste Management

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Update: On Thursday, February 8, the mosquitoes were released in the City of South Miami.

The program will designate a one-half-square-mile treatment area and a similarly-sized control area within the City of South Miami.

The Wolbachia male mosquitos do not bite or blood feed and are incapable of transmitting diseases. The released male mosquitoes mate with the female mosquitoes. The resulting eggs do not hatch, which can reduce the mosquito population that can transmit mosquito-borne viruses.

Learn more about the Wolbachia Innovative Mosquito Control Program

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