But Brazilian officials have found a way to deal with the pesky problem… by breeding more mosquitoes.
Getting rid of mosquitoes by make more mosquitoes sounds counter productive, but here’s how it works.
The lab-created insects are genetically engineered to have shorter lifespans. Scientists release the male mosquitoes into the wild, where they create offspring that die before even reaching adulthood.
Researchers say they were able to reduce a mosquito population by 80% using this method.
In Brazil, where health officials are buggin’ out over a deadly dengue fever outbreak. These self-destructing skeeters could be lifesavers.
Way to take one for the team, little guys.