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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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