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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®

25 Apr 2018
Sound Bites: How Studying Mosquito Noise May Help Keep Them from Breeding on platinummosquito.com

Sound Bites: How Studying Mosquito Noise May Help Keep Them from Breeding

Recent discoveries could soon put a crimp in the mosquito mating game If you’ve spent time outside recently, you’ve probably heard some nice sounds: birds singing, squirrels chattering, perhaps kids playing. But if you’re in Florida, you’ve also probably heard... Read More

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

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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

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