If the first stage of the program works, up to 750 million mosquitoes could be released in the United States.
Mobile phone manufacturers have started taking big risks with design and features in order to find a balance between boring and bizarre.
News of the virus, which spreads via bites, has caused companies in the space to change strategies.
Scientists at the University of California inserted heritable, malaria-blocking genes into mosquitoes and observed encouraging results.
Invisaband, a mosquito repellent band that lasts for 120 hours, is seeking to raise $10,000 on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
In West Texas, mosquitoes are a constant curse. So, when Chad Armstrong opened a Mosquito Joe franchise, he knew he'd get plenty of business.