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    Important Information about West Nile Virus

    Last updated 1 day 22 hours ago

    West Nile Virus isn’t as big of a problem in the United States as it is in other parts of the world, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods. In fact, as of September 30th, a total of 46 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile Virus infections to the CDC. To protect yourself and your family, use mosquito repellents containing DEET anytime you go outside. Wear long shirts and pants when possible, and remove standing water around your property.

    Watch this video for more tips on avoiding mosquito bites. If all of this seems like a lot of work, call Platinum Mosquito Protection. We provide mosquito misting systems that provide an invisible barrier around your home or business, killing and repelling mosquitoes before they can bite you or your family. Visit our website to learn more about our mosquito control systems or call us at (954) 793-4735. We provide mosquito control solutions throughout Boca Raton and Coral Gables. 

    Answering Common Questions about Mosquitoes

    Last updated 8 days ago

    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 to your question below, contact a mosquito control company in Miami today. 

    Why do Mosquitoes Bite?

    Adult female mosquitoes bite to obtain a blood meal which provides them the necessary nutrition to produce eggs. When a mosquito bites, she injects saliva containing anticoagulants and other substances into the wound to insure a continuous flow of blood. The welt that occurs is the body’s allergic reaction to the substances found in the mosquito’s saliva.

    When are Mosquitoes Most Active?

    Different types of mosquitoes have different daily cycles of activity. In general, there are usually one or two periods of flight per day, which can occur during the day, at night, or at dawn and dusk. In other words, mosquitoes can be active all day. Fortunately, a mosquito misting system can provide an invisible mosquito barrier 24/7.

    How do Mosquito Misting Systems Work?

    Speaking of mosquito misting systems, you may be wondering how they work. The mosquito misting system by Platinum Mosquito Protection uses insecticides that blend natural Pyrethrum and Permethrin to knockdown, kill, and repel mosquitoes around your home or business. Both are also biodegradable, meaning they provide a broad spectrum of insect control and have low toxicity to humans and pets.

    Call Platinum Mosquito Protection to learn about our mosquito control solutions. Visit our website to find out how our mosquito misting systems work, or call us at (954) 793-4735 to schedule your free on-site consultation in Boca Rota, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and the surrounding areas. 

    Tips for Preventing Mosquito Bites

    Last updated 15 days ago

    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 you will be venturing into areas with high mosquito populations, tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks to cover gaps in your clothing where mosquitoes can get to your skin.

    If you want to get rid of mosquitoes around your home or business, Platinum Mosquito Protection can help. We offer state-of-the-art mosquito misting systems to residential and commercial customers in Miami, Coral Gables, Boca Raton, and throughout South Florida. Contact us online or call us at (954) 793-4735 to learn how our mosquito control systems can bring comfort and peace of mind to you and your family. 

    A Look at How Mosquito Misting Works

    Last updated 20 days ago

    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 around your backyard patio with friends and family, mosquito misting can help. Here’s a look at how these systems work. 

    Pesticides

    The insecticide products most often used in outdoor mosquito misting systems contain Pyrethrin, Permethrin, and Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO). PBO alters the penetration of the insecticides and decreases the time required for effect on the mosquito’s central nervous system. It also prevent mosquitoes from developing a resistance to the insecticide, which increases the effectiveness of the misting system and helps keep mosquito populations down.

    Delivery System

    Mosquito misting systems utilize spray nozzles that are mounted around the perimeter or your home or backyard fencing to deliver the pesticides into the air. The spray nozzles are connected by tubing to a supply of insecticide and operate either automatically on a timer or manually using a switch or remote controller.

    Safety

    Although there is the possibility that people and pets may be exposed to pesticides used in a residential misting system, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not expect risks of concern to humans when these chemicals are used outdoors in accordance with specific labeling. Part of the reason for this assessment is the fact that the pesticides used in a mosquito misting system last only short periods in the environment, so the risk of long-term exposure to humans is extremely low.  

    Platinum Mosquito Protection provides state-of-the-art mosquito misting systems. We proudly serve Miami, Weston, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, and the surrounding communities with the most effective mosquito control systems and solutions. To learn more, please call us at (954) 793-4735. 

    Spotlight on a New Mosquito-Borne Illness

    Last updated 29 days ago

    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 the country. To learn more about this new mosquito-borne illness and how you protect yourself and your family, watch this short clip.

    With so many mosquito-borne illnesses to worry about, Platinum Mosquito Protection offers more than just mosquito prevention — we offer peace of mind. Visit our website to learn about our highly-effective mosquito control systems, or call us at (954) 793-4735 for your free on-site consultation of a mosquito misting system. 

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