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Mosquitoes scheduled for release in Miami

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MIAMI, FL (WWSB) - Thousands of mosquitoes are expected to be released over Miami.  The release is an in effort to test a new way to control insect populations that carry Zika and other viruses.  

A Kentucky based company called Mosquito Mate, infects male mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria.

Male mosquitoes don't bite and the bacteria isn't harmful to humans.  Any offspring that the lab bred mosquitoes produce will not survive.  

A similar trial took place last spring near Key West but Hurricane Irma interrupted that trial.