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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®

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

22 Mar 2017
Weeds 101 on platinummosquito.com

Weeds 101

Identifying the weeds in your lawn When it comes to lawns in America, one conservative estimate is that there are three times more acres of lawns in the United States than irrigated corn. For the American homeowner, that’s a lot... Read More

15 Mar 2017
Cooking Out: Designing the Outdoor Kitchen of Your Dreams on platinummosquito.com

Cooking Out: Designing the Outdoor Kitchen of Your Dreams

You may never go inside again There are days in South Florida when the weather is so perfect, going inside feels like a crime. But once 6 o’clock rolls around and your stomach starts grumbling, as much as you’d prefer... Read More

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