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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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What’s In A Bite?

What’s In A Bite? on platinummosquito.com

What you should know about mosquito-borne viruses When a female mosquito selects you for her meal, she’s doing so in order to produce eggs. It’s a simple enough reason for a complicated process that can sometimes result in serious consequences for her human buffet. After landing on you, the mosquito’s labrum – or snout – […]

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