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Female Mosquitos are Picky When it Comes to Their Mates

Female Mosquitos are Picky When it Comes to Their Mates on platinummosquito.com

Why they won’t just pick any Tom, Dick, or Harry Let’s play the dating game! Say you’re a female Aedes aegypti mosquito and you have three types of male mosquitos to choose from: one from your own species and two from different species. While you can “date” any of them, which would you pick (keeping […]

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The Real Reason Why Mosquitos Want to Bite You

The Real Reason Why Mosquitos Want to Bite You on platinummosquito.com

Nope, it has nothing to do with your blood type Why do I get chewed up by mosquitos every time I’m outside, but my spouse, friends, co-workers, etc. don’t? It’s a question people have been asking forever. Maybe it’s because they drink beer or it’s due to the amount of carbon dioxide they emit. Or […]

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Tips and Tricks to Avoid Skeeter Syndrome

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Skeeter Syndrome on platinummosquito.com

Protect your home, your body, and your kids Mosquito bites. No big deal, right? Just annoying, really. The buzzing, the itching, the bleeding. A fact of life in warm weather. Except for those who spend the summer with huge, red, swollen welts all over their body, not to mention possible fever. They may be suffering […]

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Ring in the New Year in Your Backyard

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6 tips for welcoming 2019 in style What are you doing New Year’s Eve? We’re not just quoting the title of a song performed exquisitely by Ella Fitzgerald, we really want to know. If you always host a party, or perhaps you’re taking on this challenge for the first time this year, we have a […]

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Beyond the Flyswatter: How Tech is Redefining Mosquito Protection

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Five examples of high-impact innovation Like all modern warfare, the classic battle of man vs mosquito has evolved over time. Where once stood a lonely flyswatter, taking out enemy fliers one or two at a time, now find fleets of drones or genetically engineered mosquitos or laser fences, born of innovation and ready to escalate […]

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7 Tips for a Cat-Friendly Yard

7 Tips for a Cat-Friendly Yard on platinummosquito.com

Who says dogs are the only ones who love playing in the yard? If you own a cat or two, you know that they make great pets. And sure, some of them can be aloof and even more of them love knocking stuff off of counters, but that’s just part of their charm. Keeping your […]

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How to Host an Amazing Outdoor Thanksgiving

How to Host an Amazing Outdoor Thanksgiving on platinummosquito.com

Make all of your guests very thankful by following these tips If you think about Thanksgiving, you probably imagine friends and family gathered around a table eating turkey, stuffing, and other staples of the holiday. And, almost certainly, you picture this in a dining room or other area in a house. But who says Thanksgiving […]

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Why Are Scientists Giving Mosquitos Fake Blood?

Why Are Scientists Giving Mosquitos Fake Blood? on platinummosquito.com

How much blood does it take to raise a million mosquitos in the laboratory? The American Red Cross estimates that someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. Many of us donate it, but only about 38% of the population is eligible to do so. Blood is in short supply, and it’s perishable. […]

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A Guide for Keeping Your Horse in Tip-Top Shape

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10 areas horse owners need to pay close attention to Anyone who has spent time around horses knows how special these animals are. Big and strong, noble and beautiful, and they can also be friendly and affectionate. If you have a horse, you, of course, want to keep him or her as healthy as possible, […]

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What Is Chikungunya?

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How this disease spread by mosquitos can be debilitating We often hear about outbreaks of mosquito-related diseases like the West Nile virus, Zika virus, or malaria, the latter at least in other countries. Chikungunya is a lesser-known disease that is also spread by mosquito bites. This condition can cause debilitating effects, like joint pain that […]

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