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Mosquito reduction test program to begin in January
January 3, 2018 — Solid Waste Management

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The Wolbachia Innovative Mosquito Control Program will begin in January 2018, to test the effectiveness of a new method in the reduction of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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