Mosquitos

View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. The mosquitoes, when released, are expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted in communities in northern Australia.   (Courtesy: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mixed Feelings Over GMO Mosquitoes In The Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if the Food and Drug Administration approves it

01/28/2015

(Source: AP)

Miami-Dade & Air Force Partner To Reduce Mosquito Infestation

Miami-Dade County has partnered with the Air Force Reserve to help reduce the infestation of mosquitoes in the area by aerial spraying.

07/29/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Man vs. Mosquito

Mosquitos are an unavoidable fact of life of summer in South Florida. Sure they are a nuisance, but for some people a close encounter with a mosquito can be a lot more serious, even dangerous.
Mosquitos can spread all sorts of disease. We focus on what you can do protect yourself and your family and what’s being done on your behalf.

My TV 33–07/28/2014

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South Florida Ready To Fight Back Against Mosquito Invasion

Summer in South Florida means plenty of heat, rain and pesky mosquitoes.

CBS Miami–07/23/2013

Mosquito Invasion  (Source: MYTV 33)

Focus on South Florida: Mosquito Invasion

Recent heavy rains have experts already calling thi sone of the worst mosquito seasonin years. And that has health officials extremely concerned. We look at what’s being done to protect us and our families.

My TV 33–06/24/2013

(Source: US Air Force) This is the type of plane that will be used in the Miami-Dade Mosquito spraying.,

Low Flying Plane Is On A Mosquito Mission

Skeeters a problem? Lots of people think so, so Miami-Dade officials are calling in the cavalry;well, actually, the Air Force to kill the biting pests and their breeding grounds. However, the attack may come as a surprise because of how low the spraying planes fly.

CBS4–07/10/2012

The body of a female mosquito fills up and balloons as she sucks blood from a photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Low Flying Plane? It’s Killing Mosquitos!

That buzzing you hear tonight as you try to doze of may not be the hum of a pesky mosquito flitting around your face; it could be the hum of an airplane doing battle with millions of the pesky critters, as Miami-Dade breaks with practice and holds an unusual night-time mosquito spraying.

07/02/2012

(Source: AP)

Mosquitoes Start Summer Attack Early

With an early start to the rainy season, mosquitoes have wasted no time making themselves at home in South Florida.

CBS4–06/18/2012

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Miami-Dade Ready To Fight Back Against Mosquito Invasion

Summer in South Florida means heat, rain and pesky mosquitoes. If you’ve been outside recently, you know the mosquitoes are back in full force which has Miami-Dade mosquito control ready to fight back.

CBS4–06/06/2012

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Researchers Find Smelly Feet Attract Mosquitoes

If you’ve been getting a lot of itchy bumps on your legs, your smelly feet may be to blame.

CBS4–08/17/2011

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