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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®

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

28 Mar 2018
The Swarm After the Storm: The Wake of a Hurricane Can Mean More Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com/

The Swarm After the Storm: The Wake of a Hurricane Can Mean More Mosquitos

The wind carries them away, but the standing water left in a hurricane’s wake is a mosquito’s favorite place to reproduce Living in an area prone to hurricanes invites a delayed reaction that can cause problems beyond the damage caused... Read More

21 Mar 2018
World Mosquito Day: Celebrating More Than a Century of Science on platinummosquito.com

World Mosquito Day: Celebrating More Than a Century of Science

See how far we’ve come and what’s in store for the future Every August 20th is World Mosquito Day, but don’t let the name fool you; this is not a day to celebrate mosquitos. Instead, it’s a commemoration of a... Read More

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