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The Platinum Backyard Blog

Our blog is full of tips, tricks, and trends that discuss backyard activities, teach you about mosquitos, and help you reclaim your backyard®

16 May 2018
Dress to Beat Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com

Dress to Beat Mosquitos

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... Read More

25 Apr 2018
Sound Bites: How Studying Mosquito Noise May Help Keep Them from Breeding on platinummosquito.com

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

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... Read More

18 Apr 2018
Eat or be Eaten: Tips for a Bite-Free Backyard BBQ on platinummosquito.com

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

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... Read More

11 Apr 2018
Stealth Sucks: Scientists are Studying Mosquito Sneak Tactics on platinummosquito.com

Stealth Sucks: Scientists are Studying Mosquito Sneak Tactics

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... Read More

04 Apr 2018
The Kentucky Cavalry: How Lab-Grown Mosquitos Could Fight Our Battles on platinummosquito.com

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

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... Read More

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