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Is Zika Back? How to Stay Safe This Summer

Is Zika Back? How to Stay Safe This Summer on platinummosquito.com

Keep yourself and your home safe with a comprehensive protection plan Remember the Zika virus? In the summer of 2016, it spread rapidly from East Africa to Southeast Asia, South and Central America, and eventually set up shop here in the U.S., which resulted in a record 5,168 cases of Zika-related illness that year, according […]

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Dress to Beat Mosquitos

Dress to Beat Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com

The wardrobe choices that give you an edge Mosquitos are a problem in South Florida throughout the year, but they become a special kind of nuisance as we head into summer. If you don’t want to stay holed up in your home for the next several months, you have to figure out how to deal […]

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Sound Bites: How Studying Mosquito Noise May Help Keep Them from Breeding

Sound Bites: How Studying Mosquito Noise May Help Keep Them from Breeding on platinummosquito.com

Recent discoveries could soon put a crimp in the mosquito mating game If you’ve spent time outside recently, you’ve probably heard some nice sounds: birds singing, squirrels chattering, perhaps kids playing. But if you’re in Florida, you’ve also probably heard something a bit sinister: mosquitos buzzing. Although there’s really no such thing as mosquito season […]

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Eat or be Eaten: Tips for a Bite-Free Backyard BBQ

Eat or be Eaten: Tips for a Bite-Free Backyard BBQ on platinummosquito.com

Mosquitos need stagnant water, still air, and a lack of off-putting scents to find their way onto the guest list You’ve made plans for a backyard BBQ to bite into some good grilled food, but you don’t recall inviting mosquitos and other pests to bite into you. There’s food involved, so the last thing you […]

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Stealth Sucks: Scientists are Studying Mosquito Sneak Tactics

Stealth Sucks: Scientists are Studying Mosquito Sneak Tactics on platinummosquito.com

Learn how this research can teach us valuable lessons We’ve been in the mosquito business a long time now, but we’re still constantly learning new things about these fascinating creatures. For example, a study last year shed some light on why mosquitos are so difficult to detect, and the answer lies with their takeoffs. It can […]

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The Kentucky Cavalry: How Lab-Grown Mosquitos Could Fight Our Battles

The Kentucky Cavalry: How Lab-Grown Mosquitos Could Fight Our Battles on platinummosquito.com

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of Wolbachia pipientis to be used against wild mosquitos that transmit harmful viruses A Lexington, Kentucky biotechnology startup company called MosquitoMate is purposely raising and releasing lab-reared mosquitos in 20 US states and Washington, DC. As if there aren’t enough of these pests already! There’s […]

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How Climate Change May Assist Mosquitos in Spreading Disease

How Climate Change May Assist Mosquitos in Spreading Disease on platinummosquito.com

Global warming may not be good for us, but it could be great for mosquitos Although global warming (more accurately, anthropogenic climate change) is still a heated debate (no pun intended) – at least in terms of exactly how fast it will have an impact – one thing is clear: Warmer temperatures are great for […]

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Mosquitos Least Wanted

Mosquitos Least Wanted on platinummosquito.com

Ranking the species by threat Most mosquitos are harmless. That may not be a popular sentiment around these parts, but it’s true. Of the 3,500 different kinds of mosquitos, only about 100 of them actually spread disease. And because it’s only the females that bite people, half of that 100 can immediately be discounted. But […]

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