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

26 Apr 2017
The Mosquito That Ate Florida on platinummosquito.com

The Mosquito That Ate Florida

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... Read More

19 Apr 2017
Inside A Mosquito Lab on platinummosquito.com

Inside A Mosquito Lab

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... Read More

12 Apr 2017
Two Mosquitos, One Virus: Aedes aegytpi and Aedes albopictus Both Carry Zika on platinummosquito.com

Two Mosquitos, One Virus: Aedes aegytpi and Aedes albopictus Both Carry Zika

Learn about these distinct species that threaten humans Ever since Zika made its way into the headlines and the human vernacular, a lot has been written and said about Aedes aegypti, the main culprit in spreading the virus. While this... Read More

05 Apr 2017
What’s In A Bite? on platinummosquito.com

What’s In A Bite?

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... Read More

29 Mar 2017
Two New Mosquito Species Identified in South Florida on platinummosquito.com

Two New Mosquito Species Identified in South Florida

The invasion has begun If there’s one thing all Floridians might have in common, it’s their disdain for mosquitos. While the cooler and drier winter weather gave locals a bit of a reprieve, Zika headlines are waiting for the heat... Read More

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