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Why Mosquitoes Can Be Harmful to Your Cat

You probably already know that mosquitoes can transmit diseases to humans, but did you know that mosquitoes can also be harmful to your cat? Below, learn how mosquitoes can hurt your furry feline and what to do to protect your cat. Mosquito Bite Hypersensitivity Mosquito bite hypersensitivity occurs when a cat’s immune system experiences a […]

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A Guide to Our Residential Mosquito Protection Systems

At Platinum Mosquito Protection, we pride ourselves on offering clients safe, effective systems that eliminate or repel mosquitoes and other small insects. Our automatic spray systems use insecticides that contain Pyrethrum, a natural ingredient derived from the chrysanthemum flower, and Permethrin, a synthetic form of Pyrethrum. Mosquitoes and other small insects are killed once they […]

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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 West Nile Virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that causes encephalitis, or brain inflammation. […]

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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 malaria after being bitten abroad. If a traveler infected with malaria is bitten by an […]

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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 outdoor light at night, mosquitoes can become confused during their hunt for prey. They may […]

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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 animal or person up to 100 feet away. There are an incredible number of different […]

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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 in Miami, FL and the rest of the U.S. as they are in some third-world […]

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Spotlight on a New Mosquito-Borne Illness

Mosquitoes can spread an alarming number of illnesses and diseases, including West Nile Virus, dengue fever, malaria, and heartworm. As if there weren’t already enough mosquito-borne illnesses to worry about, another threat is developing in the United States: Chikungunya. Although Chikungunya is not typically known to the U.S., the CDC has confirmed 153 cases across […]

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A Look at How Mosquito Misting Works

Time-release outdoor residential misting systems are the latest weapons being used in Miami to control mosquitoes around the home. Mosquito misting is an effective way to rid your property of mosquitoes and other nuisance insects so you can enjoy your time spent outdoors. If you want to get back to hosting outdoor barbecues and lounging […]

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Tips for Preventing Mosquito Bites

Whether you’re planning a trip abroad or simply trying to enjoy your outdoor living space, it’s important that you know how to prevent your exposure to mosquitoes. Stay indoors at sunrise, sunset, and early in the evening when mosquitoes are most active. Outdoor yellow “bug” lights tend to attract fewer mosquitoes than ordinary lights. If […]

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