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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

A Guide to Some of the Diseases Mosquitoes Carry

Mosquitoes are not only irritating and itch-inducing; they also carry diseases that have the potential to make both humans and animals ill. Protect yourself and others from mosquito-borne illnesses by learning more about the diseases mosquitoes carry. West Nile Virus... Read More

14 May 2015

Is Malaria a Danger In the United States?

Malaria has long been thought to be a disease of the tropical regions. In recent years, however, malaria has been re-emerging as a significant risk to U.S. populations. Travelers returning to the U.S. from tropical countries are sometimes infected with... Read More

14 May 2015

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light?

Mosquitoes are equipped with chemical, visual, and heat sensors to determine where their prey is. These insects have also evolved to use light from the moon and other celestial bodies to allow them to navigate. When you turn on an... Read More

14 May 2015

How Many Mosquitoes Are There In the World?

Despite their small size and fragile bodies, mosquitoes have managed to survive on Earth for more than 30 million years. During that time, they have evolved into highly effective blood-seeking critters, capable of sensing the carbon dioxide emitted by an... Read More

14 May 2015

Examining the Diseases Transmitted by Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can be extremely annoying, but they can also be extremely dangerous. That’s because mosquitoes are known vectors for disease, which means they can transmit diseases from one human to another. Although vector-borne illnesses aren’t as big of a threat... Read More

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