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Spittin’ Mad: Why Mosquito Saliva is Bad for Everyone

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Diseases carried by mosquitos could be diminished by creating a vaccine for the insect’s saliva As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to dislike mosquitos. Scientists recently reported that mosquito saliva makes changes to our immune systems. They’ve shown that these changes last at least a week in laboratory mice after they’ve been bitten. […]

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Improve Your Yard by Getting Rid of These Items

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It’ll look so much nicer once this stuff is gone Our lives are filled with stuff. Even if we don’t intend to collect it, it just seems to accumulate anyway. Plus, it builds up so fast. If you take a look around your home, there are probably lots of things you have now that you […]

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Your Guide to Landscape Lighting

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Follow these tips to help make your yard shine The best part of owning a home is that (for the most part) you can do what you like with it. If you frequently watch home improvement shows or regularly peruse Pinterest, you know that the possibilities for décor and design upgrades are endless. And while […]

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A Review of Recent Efforts to Combat Mosquitos in South Florida

A Review of Recent Efforts to Combat Mosquitos in South Florida on platinummosquito.com

Learn about three plans experts are working on As we head towards the heart of mosquito season, you may be wondering what – if anything – is being done to fight these annoying and potentially dangerous buggers. After all, when Zika first arrived in Florida a couple of years ago, public agencies immediately recognized its […]

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Insect-Borne Diseases Tripled Between 2004 and 2016

Insect-Borne Diseases Tripled Between 2004 and 2016 on platinummosquito.com

Find out which bugs are biting more and why According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of diseases spread by mosquitos, fleas, and ticks tripled from 2004 to 2016. In 2004, there were fewer than 27,500 reported cases, but by 2016, that number had climbed past 96,000. In that timeframe, […]

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Is Zika Back? How to Stay Safe This Summer

Is Zika Back? How to Stay Safe This Summer on platinummosquito.com

Keep yourself and your home safe with a comprehensive protection plan Remember the Zika virus? In the summer of 2016, it spread rapidly from East Africa to Southeast Asia, South and Central America, and eventually set up shop here in the U.S., which resulted in a record 5,168 cases of Zika-related illness that year, according […]

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Dress to Beat Mosquitos

Dress to Beat Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com

The wardrobe choices that give you an edge Mosquitos are a problem in South Florida throughout the year, but they become a special kind of nuisance as we head into summer. If you don’t want to stay holed up in your home for the next several months, you have to figure out how to deal […]

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

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

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 something a bit sinister: mosquitos buzzing. Although there’s really no such thing as mosquito season […]

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