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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®

14 Mar 2018
How Climate Change May Assist Mosquitos in Spreading Disease on platinummosquito.com

How Climate Change May Assist Mosquitos in Spreading Disease

Global warming may not be good for us, but it could be great for mosquitos Although global warming (more accurately, anthropogenic climate change) is still a heated debate (no pun intended) – at least in terms of exactly how fast... Read More

07 Mar 2018
Mosquitos Least Wanted on platinummosquito.com

Mosquitos Least Wanted

Ranking the species by threat Most mosquitos are harmless. That may not be a popular sentiment around these parts, but it’s true. Of the 3,500 different kinds of mosquitos, only about 100 of them actually spread disease. And because it’s... Read More

28 Feb 2018
Predators of Mosquitos: The Enemy of Your Enemy Might Be Your Friend on platinummosquito.com

Predators of Mosquitos: The Enemy of Your Enemy Might Be Your Friend

These mosquito eaters cut down on your biting nemesis Pest control has a lot in common with warfare and politics, at least in one sense: the enemy of your enemy is often your friend. And in the case of controlling... Read More

21 Feb 2018
A Traveler’s Guide to Protection Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases on platinummosquito.com

A Traveler’s Guide to Protection Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Planning a trip to a mosquito zone? Take these precautions Mosquitos are responsible for the spread of dangerous diseases all over the world, including the Zika virus, malaria, West Nile, yellow fever, and dengue. Every year, millions of people are... Read More

15 Feb 2018
Notable Events in Mosquito-Human History on platinummosquito.com

Notable Events in Mosquito-Human History

The little pests get everywhere ... including the history books! The male mosquito may only average a 10-day lifespan and the female a little over 50 days, but they've been a sore point for over 46 million years. And like... Read More

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