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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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Protecting Your Horse During Mosquito Season

Protecting Your Horse During Mosquito Season on platinummosquito.com

One element of having a happy, healthy horse With summer rapidly approaching, it’s no wonder many Floridians are starting to feel a little itchy. The rainy season brings talk of mosquitos and diseases and precautions to take – particularly after last year’s Zika scare. There is one segment of the population, though, which has known […]

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The Anatomy of a Mosquito

The Anatomy of a Mosquito on platinummosquito.com

A head-to-toes look at the body of your not-so-favorite bug Annoying, Relentless. Aggressive. Nuisance. There are plenty of words to commonly describe mosquitos, and yet, surprisingly, remarkable isn’t one of them. Despite their ability to ruin any outdoor fun and their painful and itchy bites, mosquitos are an amazing piece of insect machinery. It’s no […]

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Can You Eat to Stay Itch-Free from Mosquitos?

Can You Eat to Stay Itch-Free from Mosquitos? on platinummosquito.com

Not exactly. But there are some foods for thought to keep the bugs away Americans have a food obsession. There are wars between baked goods, cooking celebrities competing against celebrity cooks, and Facebook newsfeeds filled with shared recipes and shared photos of meals. We are what we eat, see, and click. While many will soon […]

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It’s Getting Hot Out There in the South Florida Garden

It’s Getting Hot Out There in the South Florida Garden on platinummosquito.com

What you should be doing to keep your garden green There’s a meme floating around the Internet. It shows the state of Florida sitting closer to the sun than the rest of the planet. Such is summer in the Sunshine State. Despite the white-hot heat and thick humidity that are just around the corner, summer […]

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The Mosquito That Ate Florida

The Mosquito That Ate Florida on platinummosquito.com

It’s big and aggressive, and it’s here South Floridians have certainly had their fair share of mosquito news in recent years. With headlines screaming Zika and spray zones, many locals could probably teach an in-service on Aedes aegypti, the tiny pest identified as the primary vector for carrying and spreading Zika. There’s a very good […]

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Inside A Mosquito Lab

Inside A Mosquito Lab on platinummosquito.com

The Chinese are working to put an end to Zika When Zika was first discovered in 1947, scientists were concerned and worked to find a means of preventing its spread. But while there was concern, the bells and whistles were barely audible. It wasn’t until Zika was determined to be a cause of microcephaly and […]

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