I'm not even going to lie, mosquitoes should be classified under domestic terrorism. The flying, biting bugs you can barely see wreak havoc on my life every single summer. I'm not sure if I'm allergic to them, but whenever I'm bit by them, that area of my skin swells up. It's the most annoying feeling in the world.
But enough about me, because there's a British company by the name of Oxitee that plans to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. The plan has been approved by the state and federal government, but to make this actually happen the plan has to be approved by the Florida Keys Mosquito District.
Oxitee's 'Friendly' mosquitoes mate with female mosquitoes and release a gene that makes baby mosquitoes not live to adulthood.This will cause the population to decline which means fewer diseases like Zika or West Nile.
If it works down there, I hope they bring it nationwide!