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Why Are Scientists Giving Mosquitos Fake Blood?

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How much blood does it take to raise a million mosquitos in the laboratory? The American Red Cross estimates that someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds. Many of us donate it, but only about 38% of the population is eligible to do so. Blood is in short supply, and it’s perishable. […]

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A Guide for Keeping Your Horse in Tip-Top Shape

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10 areas horse owners need to pay close attention to Anyone who has spent time around horses knows how special these animals are. Big and strong, noble and beautiful, and they can also be friendly and affectionate. If you have a horse, you, of course, want to keep him or her as healthy as possible, […]

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What Is Chikungunya?

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How this disease spread by mosquitos can be debilitating We often hear about outbreaks of mosquito-related diseases like the West Nile virus, Zika virus, or malaria, the latter at least in other countries. Chikungunya is a lesser-known disease that is also spread by mosquito bites. This condition can cause debilitating effects, like joint pain that […]

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Create Your Own Backyard Haunted House

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These tips will help you have your most fun (and scary) Halloween yet For celebration purposes, there may not be a better holiday than Halloween. Every October we are given an excuse to dress up in some sort of wacky getup and go a little crazy with the frightful decorations. But if you’re tired of […]

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Mosquito Drone!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Mosquito Drone! on platinummosquito.com

Drones are the latest weapon in Florida’s fight against mosquitos Mosquitos in Florida may have a new adversary in the skies. The Lee County Mosquito District has been picked as one of 10 pilot programs nationwide that will test the expanded use of drone technology as a fresh approach to the age-old job of holding […]

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6 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

6 Tips for Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal

Make some dramatic changes in no time (and for not much money!) While we love our homes, many of us get a little lax with the TLC they need and deserve. Over time, homes become like that familiar pair of sweatpants; warm and comfortable, sure, but eventually we stop caring so much about their appearance. […]

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Could a Shrimp’s Cousin Save Us From Mosquitos?

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Researchers hope one fierce little crustacean can provide the answer In our modern, eco-conscious era, is there an effective alternative to mosquito population control than traditional, chemical-based solutions? Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science think a tiny creature similar to a shrimp may hold the answer. These crustaceans, known as copepods, […]

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Why Dogs Need Protection from Mosquitos

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What you can do to keep them safe Living in South Florida, it’s kind of impossible to escape mosquitos. We all know they’re out there and ready and willing to bite us, which is why many of us take extra time to get ready before we leave our homes. This may involve wearing strategic clothing […]

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S’more than Meets the Eye

Take your backyard camping s’mores game to another level with these five ideas Nothing quite says summer like a backyard get-together, whether it’s around a grill or a campfire. And one of the best ways to top off such an event is with a dessert made especially for the occasion: the venerable s’more. You may […]

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