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Teaching An Old Mosquito New Tricks

Teaching An Old Mosquito New Tricks on platinummosquito.com

How behavioral resistance could spell trouble Scientists are already aware that using too much of a good thing can lead to resistance. Think of common bacteria, for example. It used to be a round of antibiotics could cure much of what ails us. Today, though, words like super-bug or super-bacteria can send shivers down the […]

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The Risks of Increased Mosquito Activity After a Storm

The Risks of Increased Mosquito Activity After a Storm on platinummosquito.com

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about after the one of the biggest hurricanes ever came rolling through Although we knew it was coming, the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma was still shocking. Combine that with Harvey in Texas, and this has already been a devastating hurricane season. Hopefully your home was spared […]

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Gardening to Kill Mosquitos?

Gardening to Kill Mosquitos? on platinummosquito.com

New research targets mosquitos where they feed The relationship between people and mosquitos is not the healthiest. It is, in essence, a bit one-sided, with the bugs having a lot more love for us than we have for them. Since the dawn of time, humans have been swatting and slapping and spraying to keep them […]

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Forget the Couch; Create Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater!

Forget the Couch; Create Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater! on platinummosquito.com

With just a little work, you could be watching films al fresco in no time Hollywood may not produce the most diverse types of movies anymore (did we really need another Spider-Man reboot?), but good movies do come out all the time. And aside from new releases, online streaming sites give us access to thousands […]

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Did You Know One Mosquito May Transmit Several Diseases?

Did You Know One Mosquito May Transmit Several Diseases? on platinummosquito.com

If you need another reason to ward off mosquitos, this is it Up until pretty recently, mosquitos in America haven’t been a huge problem. Sure, they may have ruined a backyard barbecue or forced you to stock up on anti-itch lotion, but those are minor inconveniences. That all changed, however, when it was discovered that […]

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Keep Your Furry Friends Safe When They’re Outside!

Keep Your Furry Friends Safe When They’re Outside! on platinummosquito.com

Learn what to do about common hazards If you’re like most folks, you have pets. According to a recent survey, almost 90 million homes in the U.S. – which is about 68 percent of all households – have at least one. And do you want to take a guess on how much money was spent […]

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CSI Zika: Mapping The Florida Outbreak

CSI Zika: Mapping The Florida Outbreak on platinummosquito.com

With science, a more complete picture is emerging When it comes to managing and predicting disease outbreaks, science is working at prevention by studying paths and rates of infection. These efforts, though, are often done well after the fact. In the case of Zika in the United States, though, a more complete picture has emerged […]

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4 More Crazy Facts about Mosquitos

4 More Crazy Facts about Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com

Impress your friends with these bits of buggy trivia The mosquito may be the most misunderstood creature on the planet. Sure, nearly everyone is familiar with them and probably has a visceral reaction when they are mentioned. But aside from the fact that they’re annoying and they bite us (which they actually don’t, by the […]

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Learn About the Feeding Habits of Mosquitos

Learn About the Feeding Habits of Mosquitos on platinummosquito.com

Why do mosquitos like me? And other essential facts We are all familiar with the itching sensation that comes from a mosquito bite, one of the effects of the insect feeding on your blood. However, did you know that only female mosquitos feed on blood? All mosquitos seek nectar and other plant juices to eat, […]

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