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Gardening to Kill Mosquitos?

Gardening to Kill Mosquitos? on platinummosquito.com

New research targets mosquitos where they feed The relationship between people and mosquitos is not the healthiest. It is, in essence, a bit one-sided, with the bugs having a lot more love for us than we have for them. Since the dawn of time, humans have been swatting and slapping and spraying to keep them […]

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Forget the Couch; Create Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater!

Forget the Couch; Create Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater! on platinummosquito.com

With just a little work, you could be watching films al fresco in no time Hollywood may not produce the most diverse types of movies anymore (did we really need another Spider-Man reboot?), but good movies do come out all the time. And aside from new releases, online streaming sites give us access to thousands […]

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Did You Know One Mosquito May Transmit Several Diseases?

Did You Know One Mosquito May Transmit Several Diseases? on platinummosquito.com

If you need another reason to ward off mosquitos, this is it Up until pretty recently, mosquitos in America haven’t been a huge problem. Sure, they may have ruined a backyard barbecue or forced you to stock up on anti-itch lotion, but those are minor inconveniences. That all changed, however, when it was discovered that […]

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Keep Your Furry Friends Safe When They’re Outside!

Keep Your Furry Friends Safe When They’re Outside! on platinummosquito.com

Learn what to do about common hazards If you’re like most folks, you have pets. According to a recent survey, almost 90 million homes in the U.S. – which is about 68 percent of all households – have at least one. And do you want to take a guess on how much money was spent […]

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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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