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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 May 2015

Symptoms of West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is a dangerous infection caused by infected blood that is transferred by mosquitoes. In many cases, infected individuals do not exhibit any symptoms. When they do occur, symptoms generally appear 3 to 14 days after the bite,... Read More

14 May 2015

Watch: Mosquitoes and Heartworm Disease

Heartworm is a common but dangerous disease that poses a risk for your family’s dog. This parasitic worm is passed from one animal to another in its larval stage via mosquitoes. Once in a dog’s bloodstream, the heartworm makes it... Read More

14 May 2015

What to Look For in a Mosquito Control Company

An experienced pest control team is an excellent option for any homeowner with a mosquito population problem. A trusted company not only has access to the tools needed to safely and efficiently eliminate mosquitoes, they also have the experience necessary... Read More

14 May 2015

How Mosquitoes and Heartworm Disease Can Threaten Your Dog

Everyone knows that mosquitos can be extremely bothersome pests. Fewer people know that mosquitos can also be dangerous. Mosquitos can transmit several diseases and parasites that can be very harmful to humans and dogs. Heartworm is a serious condition that... Read More

14 May 2015

Watch: Do Genetics Attract Mosquitoes?

A person’s genetic makeup might make them a mosquito magnet. Female mosquitos are the only ones that bite, and they need blood to fertilize their eggs. Genetics can make a difference in how attractive a person is to them. Carbon... Read More

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