The Keys Weekly Newspapers checked in with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) to ask for an update on the Oxitec mosquito trial set to begin soon.
According to the agency, the boxes of genetically modified mosquito eggs have yet to be installed.
In late February, the Keys Weekly reported on FKMCD’s plan to use 15 sites between MM 10 and MM 93. Now, the rollout will begin with six locations, the agency said in an April 5 email.
Previously, the FKMCD has said it will not release the specific physical location of the trial sites. “Since most will be situated on private property...