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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®

22 Feb 2017
Mosquito Biology: The Life and Times of the Pest We Love to Hate on platinummosquito.com

Mosquito Biology: The Life and Times of the Pest We Love to Hate

Inside the lifecycle of this infamous insect When it comes to most insects, people usually either like them, hate them, or, at the very least, are fascinated by them. Except when it comes to the infamous mosquito. Around the globe,... Read More

15 Feb 2017
How Tasty Are You to Mosquitos? on platinummosquito.com

How Tasty Are You to Mosquitos?

Find out why mosquitos are choosy biters See if this sounds familiar: You and your friends are hanging out in your backyard having a good time, perhaps eating some burgers, maybe enjoying a cocktail, when all of a sudden you... Read More

08 Feb 2017
A Potential Solution to Zika? on platinummosquito.com

A Potential Solution to Zika?

Using genetically modified mosquitos to fight the virus What happened to Zika? It seems that after November, Zika disappeared from the evening news – and for a very not-so-comforting reason. It was then the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the... Read More

01 Feb 2017
The Dirt on Dirt: Making the Best of Your South Florida Soil on platinummosquito.com

The Dirt on Dirt: Making the Best of Your South Florida Soil

Tips for keeping your Florida garden in shape Any gardener knows that in order to have a healthy garden, he or she must first have a strong foundation – namely, really good soil. Any gardener in South Florida, though, knows... Read More

18 Jan 2017
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Do We Really Need Mosquitos?

The answer may surprise you From a fairly early age, we are taught that everything in nature has a purpose. Altering or eliminating even a small thing, we are told, could end up having a severe impact somewhere else. But... Read More

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