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Backyard Plants That Help Repel Mosquitos

Repel Mosquitos With Platinum Mosquito Protection Plants can help in your fight against mosquitos. At Platinum Mosquito Protection, we’re passionate about helping you eliminate pesky pests with backyard plants that help repel mosquitos. Along with our mosquito control services, we’ll help you eliminate mosquitos on your property with natural tips. Many insect-repelling plants keep pesky fliers…

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How to Avoid Going Toe-to-Toe with Mosquitoes

Platinum Mosquito Protection’s Tips For Mosquito Control The fight against mosquitos seems never-ending. At Platinum Mosquito Protection, we want to help you fight the large mosquito population by stopping the swarm before it even starts. We provide mosquito control services to South Florida to help repel mosquitos and keep you from becoming their snack. Whether they’re…

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How to Keep Mosquitos Off My Property In South Florida?

Platinum Mosquito Protection Can Reduce Mosquito Activity   Since 2003, Platinum Mosquito Protection has been protecting homes and businesses throughout South Florida, including Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians understand the importance of providing thorough and effective solutions to reduce mosquitos on your property. Our unique mosquito misting system offers continued…

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Mosquito Bite Symptoms In South Florida

Platinum Mosquito Protection Prevents Mosquito Bite Symptoms Since 2003, Platinum Mosquito Protection has been helping home and business owners throughout South Florida combat mosquitos found on their property. Mosquitos can carry a wide variety of viruses, some of which are deadly. Every year, nearly 700 million people will contract a mosquito-borne illness. While the actual…

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11 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

Make Sure Your Horses Stay Healthy & Happy Horses can be a fun and useful addition to your farm, as they can help you complete projects around the grounds and provide some much-needed leisure time with horseback rides. But to stay strong and healthy, your horses need appropriate care, especially when the weather becomes hot.…

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What Types of Mosquitos Exist in South Florida?

Mosquito Misting Systems for South Florida Clients  Mosquito Control for Residential and Commercial Clients Unfortunately, The Sunshine State boasts the most extensive collection of mosquito species in the United States – at 80. That’s a lot. However, contrary to popular belief, not all mosquitos bite. When we eliminate non-biting species from the equation, there are…

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Where Do Mosquitos Go in the Winter?

Mosquito Control for South Florida Residents Platinum Mosquito Protection’s Innovative Misting Systems As anyone who lives in South Florida can attest, mosquitos are a fact of life. Because our climate is so wet and warm, there are precious few times when the pests aren’t out in force. But mosquito season does wane a bit in…

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What are the Dangers of Citronella Candles and Bug Sprays?

South Florida’s Source for Mosquito Control Systems Platinum Mosquito Protection’s Misting Systems Throughout the summer, South Florida residents require mosquito control that efficiently and consistently repels mosquitos. Mosquitos are active and aggressive throughout the year due to our tropical climate, so homeowners and commercial property owners must do what they can to prevent bites. Why?…

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COVID-19 Alert

The Coronavirus continues to be top of our minds as all of us experience the influx of information and daily updates. We are doing all we can to help slow the spread of the disease by following the guidance of the CDC and local authorities, while still working to keep you comfortable and safe from mosquitoes…

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Mosquitos: A True Runner’s Nemesis

Don’t become a mosquito’s snack It’s a fact of life if you’re a runner­ – mosquitos love you. Odds are, more than your non-running friends and family. Researchers estimate that as many as 20 percents of people are inherently more attractive to mosquitos than the general population. If you are a runner, they likely see…

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What Is Chikungunya?

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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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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6 Easy Ways to Transform Your Yard

You can tackle these home improvement projects this weekend If you have ever looked into a small home improvement project – refinishing kitchen cabinets, for example – you were probably pretty shocked at how much it would run you. (If you haven’t looked, we’ll save you the trouble: It’s about $2,500). Owning a home is…

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Dress to Beat Mosquitos

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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Mosquitos Least Wanted

Ranking the species by the threat Most mosquitos are harmless. That may not be a popular sentiment around these parts, but it’s true. Of the 3,500 different kinds of mosquitos, only about 100 of them actually spread disease. And because it’s only the females that bite people, half of that 100 can immediately be discounted.…

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Zero Tolerance for Zika

A controversial way to halt the virus in its tracks Ever since man and mosquito have come into contact with one another, the insect has been a problem. With the various diseases they spread, these little bugs have killed – and continue to kill – millions. They are far and away the deadliest creature on…

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The Heat Is On

How rising temperatures and climate change can enable mosquitos While scientists and non-scientists debate the specifics of climate change, one thing is for certain. There is not a single coffee shop, supermarket line, backyard gathering, or bus stop where people aren’t talking about the weather. In South Florida, the comments are often about the heat…

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Where In The World Is Zika?

It’s here and there and everywhere It’s here and there and everywhere Once upon a time, there was a very bad virus called Zika that was transmitted by mosquitos. That’s a headline we’d all like to read. Judging from news on the Zika front, it could almost be written.Almost. Zika is here Although the CDC…

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4 More Crazy Facts about Mosquitos

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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The Future of Mosquito Repellents

There’s a chance it will taste – or smell – like chicken When it comes to combatting mosquitos, researchers are in a constant battle to outsmart one of the world’s smallest and deadliest predators. Pushing science forward is the fear that mosquitos are developing a resistance to current repellent practices and climate change is increasing…

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What’s the Mosquito Buzz?

There’s a romantic purpose for that annoying buzzzzzzz We’ve all had that horror movie moment. We’re in bed, on the verge of sleep, and somewhere in the dark, a menacing high-pitched whine dives closer to our ears. We jump from the bed, arms flailing, with the realization that a mosquito is not only in the…

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Attracting Wildlife to Your Yard

With a special invitation to the visitors that eat mosquitos When it comes to helping the environment, more and more homeowners are curious about what they can do in their corner of the world to make a difference. One answer is quite simple: plant something. By incorporating particular plants and features into their landscapes, home…

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The Mosquito That Ate Florida

It’s big and aggressive, and it’s here South Floridians have certainly had their fair share of mosquito news in recent years. With headlines screaming Zika and spray zones, many locals could probably teach an in-service on Aedes aegypti, the tiny pest identified as the primary vector for carrying and spreading Zika. There’s a very good…

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Inside A Mosquito Lab

The Chinese are working to put an end to Zika When Zika was first discovered in 1947, scientists were concerned and worked to find a means of preventing its spread. But while there was a concern, the bells and whistles were barely audible. It wasn’t until Zika was determined to be a cause of microcephaly…

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What’s In A Bite?

What you should know about mosquito-borne viruses When a female mosquito selects you for her meal, she’s doing so in order to produce eggs. It’s a simple enough reason for a complicated process that can sometimes result in serious consequences for her human buffet. After landing on you, the mosquito’s labrum – or snout –…

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Weeds 101

Identifying the weeds in your lawn When it comes to lawns in America, one conservative estimate is that there are three times more acres of lawns in the United States than irrigated corn. For the American homeowner, that’s a lot of agonizing and spending to nurture the perfect lawn. In essence, most homeowners have two…

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A Potential Solution to Zika?

Using genetically modified mosquitos to fight the virus What happened to Zika? It seems that after November, Zika disappeared from the evening news – and for a very not-so-comforting reason. It was then the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus was no longer an international public health emergency. For researchers and advocates around the…

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Why Do Mosquitos Love Me and Not You?

It’s no coincidence that some people attract mosquitos more than others. Though researchers are still trying to determine the exact factors that contribute to this circumstance, it is clear that mosquitos are drawn to certain individuals. However, being at a higher risk for mosquito bites isn’t merely a minor annoyance. Mosquitos can transmit harmful diseases,…

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Gain More Mosquito Prevention Knowledge!

The pros at Platinum Mosquito Protection can help you learn everything you need to know about keeping bugs out of your yard. You can also learn more about mosquito bite prevention by reading these online resources. Weather.com offers a list of helpful tips for mosquito protection. Learn more about heartworms, which can be transmitted to…

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How Pyrethrum Works to Combat Mosquitoes

How Pyrethrum Works to Combat Mosquitoes Mosquitos are capable of transmitting a number of fatal diseases, including the deadly West Nile Virus. That’s why it’s no wonder that people have tried for centuries to protect themselves from mosquitos. The best way to control mosquitos used to be unsightly netting and toxic aerosol sprays—at least until…

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Planned Mosquito Spraying This Sunday

According to CBS, the Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be doing aerial spraying beginning at sundown on Sunday, weather permitting. They have advised for people to remain indoors and to wear long sleeves and long pants if they have to go outside. Aerial spraying is important to help control the rising population…

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Disease-Carrying Mosquitos on the Rise

Many people in the Miami and Boca Raton areas don’t need any more reasons to hate mosquitos. They bite, are annoying, and make any outdoor event a nightmare. According to what experts are saying, however, there may be a more dangerous reason to hate those pesky mosquitos. According to this article from USA Today, mosquitos…

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If You’ve Enjoyed Our Recent Blog Topics, Then You’ll Love These Great Resources From Around The Web!

Mosquitoes and flying insects are a dangerous nuisance. Thankfully, natural insecticides like Pyrethrum can help you protect your home without harm to family or pets. For more information, call Platinum Mosquito Protection at 954-888-9311. HowStuffWorks explores the process that lets mosquitos feed on our blood. Explore the science behind mosquitos with this resource from National…

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Why Mosquito Bites Itch

One of the reasons mosquitos are so annoying is that when they bite you, it itches for days. The cause of this itching is often misunderstood and misattributed, however. Knowing why mosquito bites itch is one step in preventing mosquito bites and is a key aspect of total mosquito control. The Mosquito First, it is…

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The Lifecycle of Mosquitos

 Mosquitos are frustrating pests and dangerous carriers of disease. That’s why it’s important for you to know as much as you can about possible mosquito threats. This video can help you learn more about a mosquito’s total lifespan. Mosquitos take several forms before becoming fully-grown flying insects. Their lifecycle begins with a week-long larvae…

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Mosquito Types

Did you know that there are many different types of mosquitos throughout the world? Although many mosquitos can give you annoying and irritating bites, different groups of these insects actually carry diseases. Watch this video to learn about the three major groups of mosquitos in the world. The clip explains the different conditions each group…

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First Confirmed Local Case of West Nile

The Miami Herald reported today that a man from Miami-Dade county contracted the first locally acquired case of the West Nile virus since 2009. The article states that the confirmation has led to a mosquito advisory being issued for the Miami-Dade County. The man has since fully recovered from the disease, which claimed the lives…

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5 Little-Known Mosquito Facts

Pesky mosquitoes are the bane of outdoor fun everywhere. Yet they are also fascinating creatures with a plethora of finely developed traits and survival tools. Read on to learn five facts about mosquitoes: Mosquitoes Cover Large Areas There’s a reason that mosquitoes are a challenge to swat—these bugs clip along at over a mile an…

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What Are Mosquitoes Attracted To?

Every Floridan knows how pesky mosquitoes can be, and a handful is familiar with the sensation of being constantly singled out by the local mosquito population. This may seem like a coincidence, but the fact is that some people are just more attractive to hungry mosquitoes. There are many ways that mosquitoes locate their meals—here…

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How Platinum Mosquito Protection Can Help Fortify Your Stables against Unwanted Guests

Unlike humans, horses are unable to apply mosquito repellent to their bodies or repel feeding mosquitos by swatting, making them especially vulnerable to the irritation and diseases that mosquitos bring. Horses and their owners who live in Boca Raton, Weston, Pinecrest, and Coral Gables are fortunate enough to have easy access to Platinum Mosquito Protection’s…

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A Scientific Look at the Mosquito

Did you know that mosquitos are responsible for more human deaths than other living creature on the planet? There are also more than 3,000 mosquito species around the world—and a mosquito egg can last five years before it hatches. For even more interesting mosquito information, take a look at this video from National Geographic. If…

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It’s Mosquito Season

If you’ve lived in Boca Raton for a while, you’re definitely no stranger to mosquitos. Though mosquitos may seem like nothing more than annoying pests, some have been known to transmit diseases. With this short local news segment, you can learn a great deal about mosquitos from expert Gary Goode. There are around 35 species…

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Watch: The Basics of West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is a potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. A person may contract West Nile virus shortly after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Some people who are infected with the virus show no signs of illness, whereas others exhibit severe flu-like symptoms. For more information about West Nile virus, watch this video…

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Debunking Common Mosquito Myths [INFOGRAPHIC]

Summer in Miami means it’s time to start protecting yourself against mosquitos. Mosquitos can do more than leave behind an annoying, itchy bite – some mosquitos transmit diseases, including West Nile virus. Platinum Mosquito Protection created this infographic to clear up common misconceptions you might have about mosquitos. Learn the truth about mosquitos and protect…

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West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know

West Nile virus is a serious illness that is primarily spread by infected mosquitoes. Originally seen in bird and equine populations, cases of West Nile are now being increasingly reported in people across the country. To protect yourself and your family from this potentially deadly disease, you should learn all you can about West Nile…

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Symptoms of West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is a dangerous infection caused by infected blood that is transferred by mosquitoes. In many cases, infected individuals do not exhibit any symptoms. When they do occur, symptoms generally appear 3 to 14 days after the bite and involve fevers, headaches, rashes, and fatigue. In most mild cases, symptoms dissipate after a…

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A Brief Look at Our Equine Systems

Mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus, can be potentially fatal to horses. Because horses live in an outdoor environment, it can be difficult to protect them from the dangers of mosquito bites. At Platinum Mosquito Protection, we offer a series of special mosquito protection systems. Our insecticide can safely and reliably control the mosquito…

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Your Platinum Mosquito Protection FAQ’s, Answered

Platinum Mosquito Protection sells, installs, and services outdoor automatic misting systems. These protect families in South Florida against mosquitos and other biting insects. Our technicians can create an outdoor environment for your home or business that is mosquito-free. The misting system is virtually invisible and can be professionally installed in almost any area of your…

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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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How Do Mosquitoes Bite?

When mosquitoes bite, we often only see the aftermath: a swollen red bump that leaves us itchy and annoyed. In this video, learn how a mosquito bites by watching what happens when it encounters human flesh. As the mosquito slowly draws blood from its human prey, its body gradually fills with blood over the course…

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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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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 cause encephalitis, or brain inflammation.…

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What Attracts Mosquitos to Your Body?

Why do some people get covered in mosquito bites while others can stand outside for hours and never be bothered? Those lucky few who can get through the Florida summer without a bite haven’t necessarily unlocked the secret to the perfect mosquito control—they simply do not attract these pests. While there are a few controllable…

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Inside Common Mosquito Habitats

For centuries, mosquitos have been able to adapt to various environments throughout the world. Today, mosquitos are able to thrive in a variety of regions and climates. As a result, millions of people currently face the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses. In order to effectively eliminate the mosquito population around your home, you need to understand…

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Answering Common Questions about Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a huge problem in Florida. Besides interrupting BBQ’s and outdoor parties, these flying bloodsuckers can also spread potentially deadly diseases. Considering the threat posed by mosquitoes, it’s not unusual for people to have lots of questions about the dangers of mosquitoes and how to control these pests. If you don’t see an answer…

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Get the Facts Behind Pyrethrum as an Insect Repellent

The revolutionary mosquito misting system offered by Platinum Mosquito Protection uses pyrethrum insect repellent to naturally eliminate the insect populations around Florida homes and businesses. This system is professionally installed on the property and set to automatically release the virtually invisible pyrethrum mist. Not only does the pyrethrum solution kill the existing insect population, but…

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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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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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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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The Symptoms of a Mosquito Bite

Mosquito bites can be unnoticeable, or they can be extremely irksome and lead to serious infections. Being aware of the symptoms will help you keep them under control, and spot early signs of further illness. As female mosquitoes pierce your skin and feed on your blood, they also inject a little bit of their saliva.…

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Why is Mosquito Control Important?

Mosquitoes are a nuisance, but you don’t mind swatting them away and dealing with the annoying bites and rashes, do you? Regardless, mosquito control is something that you should seriously consider for your home or business. For starters, mosquitoes spread a number of deadly diseases to humans, including West Nile Virus and dengue fever. Mosquitoes…

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A Look Ahead at the 2013 Mosquito Season

Although most Florida residents look forward to the warmer days and sunnier weather, the summer season will also bring storms and rain. Unfortunately, with the storms and rain come mosquitoes. These irritating pests can quickly take over your backyard and outdoor areas. If you don’t already have a mosquito control plan in place, read on…

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Fascinating Facts about Mosquitoes

Florida is blessed with some of the best weather in the country. Unfortunately, there’s a tiny flying pest that threatens to keep Floridians indoors and away from the barbeques and pool parties: Mosquitoes. Everyone knows that mosquito control is important and that bites can be uncomfortable and even unsightly, but did you know that mosquitoes…

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