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CSI Zika: Mapping The Florida Outbreak

CSI Zika: Mapping The Florida Outbreak on platinummosquito.com

With science, a more complete picture is emerging When it comes to managing and predicting disease outbreaks, science is working at prevention by studying paths and rates of infection. These efforts, though, are often done well after the fact. In the case of Zika in the United States, though, a more complete picture has emerged […]

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4 More Crazy Facts about Mosquitos

4 More Crazy Facts about Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com

Impress your friends with these bits of buggy trivia The mosquito may be the most misunderstood creature on the planet. Sure, nearly everyone is familiar with them and probably has a visceral reaction when they are mentioned. But aside from the fact that they’re annoying and they bite us (which they actually don’t, by the […]

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Learn About the Feeding Habits of Mosquitos

Learn About the Feeding Habits of Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com

Why do mosquitos like me? And other essential facts We are all familiar with the itching sensation that comes from a mosquito bite, one of the effects of the insect feeding on your blood. However, did you know that only female mosquitos feed on blood? All mosquitos seek nectar and other plant juices to eat, […]

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Want to Get Your Kids to Play Outside?

Want to Get Your Kids to Play Outside? on platinummosquito.com

They’ll put down their devices when you add any of these “apps” to your yard Being a parent isn’t easy. And while moms and dads from all generations have had their challenges, these days the job is uniquely tougher thanks in large part to smart phones, tablets, and all of those other electrical devices. It […]

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Learning the Art of Mosquito Identification

Learning the Art of Mosquito Identification on platinummosquito.com

How to spot the source of your pain before it bites If it seems the mosquito population has exploded this year, there’s a very good chance it has. Recent record rainfalls resulted in large areas of standing water, while floodwaters revitalized the dormant-yet-viable eggs of some mosquito species. So, that buzz in the air isn’t […]

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The Future of Mosquito Repellents

There’s a chance it will taste – or smell – like chicken on platinummosquito.com

There’s a chance it will taste – or smell – like chicken When it comes to combatting mosquitos, researchers are in a constant battle to outsmart one of the world’s smallest and deadliest predators. Pushing science forward is the fear that mosquitos are developing a resistance to current repellent practices and climate change is increasing […]

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What’s the Mosquito Buzz?

What’s the Mosquito Buzz? on platinummosquito.com

There’s a romantic purpose for that annoying buzzzzzzz We’ve all had that horror movie moment. We’re in bed, on the verge of sleep, and somewhere in the dark, a menacing high-pitched whine dives closer to our ears. We jump from the bed, arms flailing, with the realization that a mosquito is not only in the […]

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Attracting Wildlife to Your Yard

Attracting Wildlife to Your Yard on platinummosquito.com

With a special invitation to the visitors that eat mosquitos When it comes to helping the environment, more and more homeowners are curious about what they can do in their corner of the world to make a difference. One answer is quite simple: plant something. By incorporating particular plants and features into their landscapes, home […]

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How The Mosquito Quenches Its Thirst

How The Mosquito Quenches Its Thirst on platinummosquito.com

What we call a bite is more like a stab and a sip It’s difficult to read about a mosquito bite and not think of the creature in the sci-fi film Alien. Imagine, a thing so diabolical that it has a mouth mechanism made up of six parts, feeds on blood, is able to inject […]

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