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CTV Winnipeg: Manitoba research looking at release of sterile mosquitoes to control population

July 3, 2024 — 

A Manitoba researcher has hatched a plan to control the mosquito population and it involves the release of millions of insects.

Steve Whyard, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Manitoba, explained that the technology he’s developing involves the release of sterile male mosquitoes.

He said this method is known as the “sterile insect technique.”

“[It’s] where you release millions of males into the habitat and they will go out there and compete for mates and basically result in a population crash if they’ve done their job right,” he said in an interview on Tuesday.

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