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.