A giant technology company will release up to 20 million bacteria-filled, buzzing mosquitoes this summer in Fresno, California. That’s supposed to be a good thing. The bug campaign, which starts Friday, is part of a plan by Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences unit. Reared by machines, the male mosquitoes are infected with a bacteria that, while harmless to humans, creates nonhatching dead eggs when they mate with wild females — hopefully cutting the mosquito population and the transmission of the diseases they carry. The swarm’s target is ...
20 million mosquitoes to hit Fresno; that's a good thing, really
Male mosquitoes don't bite, so Fresno residents won't be spending summer itching more than normal
Caroline Chen | Bloomberg Last Updated at July 16, 2017 01:43 IST