Now That School is Out, Make Sure to Keep Your Yard Mosquito Free for Your Children This Summer

Columbia SC mosquito controlThe school year has come to an end and that means more kids will be out playing in the yard for much of the day. Mosquito Squad of Columbia is the company to call to keep your yard free of mosquitoes and biting pests for the entire summer and beyond. We will come to your home and apply our barrier spray every three weeks and you don’t have to do anything except give us a call.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia South CarolinaWhile most people associate high mosquito activity with the dusk hours, the Asian Tiger Mosquito is specifically a day biter. Not only is the Asian Tiger Mosquito a day biter, it also has a higher propensity for carrying debilitating diseases like West Nile Virus. Let us make sure you and your children are not on the dinner menu. The more time spent outdoors increases your likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes. We can come to your home, inspect your yard, find the trouble areas and treat your yard so that mosquitoes will be an afterthought for you and your loved ones.

mosquito control Columbia SCBy removing standing water from your yard and applying our barrier spray, you will see a 90% decrease in mosquitoes at the very least. It takes a well trained professional to properly treat your home’s yard for mosquitoes and other biting and stinging pests. For this reason, we recommend leaving mosquito control in Columbia SC to us, the professionals. Your yard should be a place where you can go and relax and not worry about you and your kids being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Let us help you take your yard back for the entire summer!

mosquito misting systems Columbia SCTo see exactly how effective Mosquito Squad of Columbia is at removing unwanted, biting, stinging pests from your home’s yard, give us a call today at (803) 345.7575 , email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

When the Mosquito Population is More Active, So is Mosquito Squad of Columbia

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCNormally, our mosquito season here in Columbia, South Carolina would be winding down and we would be closing up shop until the spring. However, due to the recent monstrous amounts of precipitation and extremely mild weather we’re experiencing, it appears we will be performing our mosquito control duties well into the month of December. As long as mosquitoes are breeding and feeding, expect to see us out Fighting the Bite every day.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCNot only do mosquitoes put a damper on nearly all of your outdoor activities, but they also can carry West Nile virus and a multitude of other diseases. The recent flooding has allowed for pools of water to form in thousands of locations in Columbia and the surrounding area. These pools of water will inevitably result in a sort of “post-flood baby boom” of the mosquito population. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of newly hatched mosquitoes will be out and searching for first blood meal. While we have experienced a slight cold snap, the temperatures are expected to be in the eighties this coming Friday; this is not enough time to put even a dent in the mosquito population. It truly appears that the possibility of seeing mosquito activity here in Columbia SC on Christmas day is very real.

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West Nile Virus Prevention Columbia SCWhile seeing mosquito activity that’s quite considerable through Thanksgiving and Christmas is unusual, and in fact a near anomaly, you can expect to see Mosquito Squad of Columbia ridding yards of these pesky, annoying, potentially disease carrying pests. As long as the mosquitoes are out, so too will we. You can count on us to make sure your yard isn’t a breeding ground for these pests. We can help you take your yard back so you can enjoy the outdoors for all your cookouts and holiday gatherings. Keep calm, and call the squad!

Dread Skeeter for Mosquito Squad of ColumbiaTo keep your yard completely free of the potential swarm of mosquitoes in the upcoming weeks and months ahead, call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today at 803.345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Recent Floods Will Undoubtedly Result in More Columbia SC Mosquitoes

mosquito control Columbia SCAs we have discussed at length, standing water is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. However, our particular situation is quite different and presents many challenges. With the recent catastrophic flooding in and around Columbia SC, standing water will remain a problem for the foreseeable future. Add to the amount of standing and stagnated water, the timing will also present challenges as the mosquitoes are much more active and aggressive as they scramble to feed in time to lay their eggs before the temperatures get too low.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCAccording to a recent Jacksonville, NC news article, “…expect the worst of the mosquitoes to be next week when all of the eggs laid this week become adults of a wide range of species, one of which is the largest in the United States”. With the recent copious amounts of precipitation we’ve experienced, it seems that following the “5 T’s” may not be enough within itself. The application of our microencapsulated barrier spray solution has a delayed release and is less susceptible to becoming diluted by water than other mosquito control companies in Columbia SC.

mosquito control Columbia SCNow that the vast swath of flood waters have receded or evaporated, it’s prime time for heavy mosquito activity. By being proactive rather than reactive, you can ensure that your yard does not become a mosquito breeding ground. Nip the problem in the bud by having Mosquito Squad of Columbia perform our highly effective barrier application on your yard today! In doing so, you, your family, and your pets are much less likely to come into contact with annoying, biting, mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying a mosquito-borne illness or disease.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia South CarolinaTo have your yard treated today and keep your yard mosquito free for the remainder of the season, call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today at 803.345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

While You May Find Stinky Feet and Bad Breath Disgusting, Mosquitoes Actually Love Them!

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCHave you ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to bite some people more often, while others seem to barely be fazed by them? There is more to the laws of attraction when it comes to mosquitoes than just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mosquito Squad of Columbia is here to discuss some of the reasons that mosquitoes may be drawn to you like a moth to a flame.

cicada killer wasp control Columbia SC Did you know mosquitoes are actually the deadliest predators on earth despite their size? Mosquitoes are more deadly than sharks, tigers or even other humans. Mosquitoes kill by proxy. They transmit pathogens such as dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow Fever and, the most deadly of all mosquito-borne illnesses combined, malaria. With this in mind, is it any wonder the mosquito is a natural born hunter?

Dread Skeeter for Mosquito SquadAccording to a recent article published by Scientific American, “Everyone attracts mosquitoes to some extent, so as long as they shall breathe. From the perspective of mosquitoes the world is composed of rivers of carbon dioxide flowing from the headwaters of animal’s mouths. Carbon dioxide flows from us all. Mosquitoes fly in the direction of higher carbon dioxide concentration and this leads them close enough, having found a warm body, to make more discerning decisions.”

Once you have caught the mosquito’s attention by merely breathing, there are a number of factors that will cause the mosquito to choose to feed from you over your friend who may be standing right beside you.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCBody odor is a top mosquito attractant. Bacterial colonies combined with sweat generate that sweet (if you’re a mosquito) human scent we call body odor. Without the bacteria, our sweat would be odorless; with the bacteria, our sweat is one of the more attractive scents for mosquitoes. Fresh sweat has also proven not as attractive to the hungry mosquito because it has not combined with bacteria. Studies have even indicated that those of us with “stinkier” feet than others can also make us more appetizing to a mosquito which serves as further proof of the sweat and bacteria recipe that mosquitoes find so appealing!

West Nile Virus Prevention Columbia SCNatural body secretions are also a huge draw for mosquitoes. About 80% of us are “secretors”, which mean we normally secrete compounds known as saccharides and antigens through our skin which indicate our blood type. Mosquitoes are magnets for secretors. Being classified as a secretor or non-secretor is determined by your biology and there isn’t anything you can do to put yourself in the non-secretor category. It is part of the natural makeup of certain individuals.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCThe “vampiric” factor also plays a role in the mosquito’s preference to feed from you. Depending on the type of blood you have, you secrete different scents. Studies have shown that mosquitoes are most attracted to Type O blood and are least attracted to Type A.
Lactic acid is a huge draw for mosquitoes. Lactic acid is emitted through your skin when you are active or eating certain foods. Mosquitoes are more attracted to people with a greater build-up of lactic acid on their skin. You can reduce lactic acid by washing with soap after exercising and thoroughly drying. Scent is the primary indicator for mosquitoes that a human target is within striking distance. The role scent plays in attracting mosquitoes goes so far as the mosquito’s preference in choosing a person that has, or is, drinking beer over that of a non-drinker.
There are also other indicators like body heat, moisture, movement and color that attract mosquitoes’ highly attuned receptors.

Columbia SC mosquito controlAside from washing regularly to reduce bacteria and lactic acid build-up from your skin, most of the human scents that attract mosquitoes are unique to us and cannot be changed. We have to breathe, and we cannot choose to be a secretor, nor can we choose our blood type. With this in mind, Mosquito Squad of Columbia has a way to outsmart the laws of attracting mosquitoes on your own turf!

Never fear Mosquito Squad of Columbia is here!Mosquito Squad of Columbia provides a barrier spray protection program that can reduce the chances of mosquito attraction within your treated backyard. We spray your yard to create a protective barrier around your yard. This barrier is an invisible shield of protection from mosquitoes and also mosquito-borne disease. Our spray not only eliminates mosquitoes on contact; it also has a time-released formula that keeps on working for up to 3 weeks. With our season-long mosquito protection program, you don’t even need to pick up the phone. We re-treat your property every 3 weeks to make sure mosquitoes are out of sight and out of mind.

dread and kids in flowersContact Mosquito Squad of Columbia to learn more about ending your fatal attraction with the mosquitoes and preventing mosquitoes and the diseases they carry from taking up residence in your backyard. We can make sure the remainder of the warm season is full of mosquito-free fun! Call us today for a free quote at (803) 345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Keep calm and call the Squad. We can control and prevent the bugs that are bugging you!

The First West Nile Virus Death Was Just Confirmed in Our Sister State to the North

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCAs we mentioned in a previous article, the threat of West Nile virus becomes greater during the months of August, September, and October. Nearly right on queue, the first death from West Nile virus was just confirmed not too far away in North Carolina. Protecting you and your family from coming into contact with mosquitoes should be of high priority.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia South CarolinaMosquito Squad of Columbia can take away your worries. With several months of mosquito activity still remaining here in Columbia SC, relying on a professional mosquito control company is the smart thing to do. Whether you’re in need of a barrier spray to keep mosquitoes out of your yard for several weeks, or are looking for your very own mosquito misting system, Mosquito Squad of Columbia can handle it all.

West Nile Virus Prevention Columbia SCAccording to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health in a recent article, “Officials are encouraging residents and visitors alike to take precautions…it (West Nile virus) can cause more serious conditions, including encephalitis, meningitis and meningoencephalitis in about 1 percent of cases which can be fatal.” There is no vaccine or cure for West Nile virus; the best method of prevention against the disease is to be vigilant. This means reducing you and your family members’ contact with mosquitoes as much as possible. Luckily, Mosquito Squad of Columbia has the perfect solution for this.

Dread Skeeter for Mosquito SquadIn order to keep your yard free of mosquitoes for the remainder of the year and avoid contact with disease carrying mosquitoes, call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today at (803) 345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

With the Record Heat We Have Experienced, Columbia SC Mosquitoes May be Active Until Christmas

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCWest Nile virus cases are beginning to show up all around us. This is not unusual, as the virus tends to spike in August, September and October. However, with the record heat we have experienced, we may be looking at the real possibility of an active mosquito population all the way up until Christmas. Mosquito Squad of Columbia has the perfect, and most importantly, affordable solution to keeping your yard mosquito free throughout the remaining months where mosquitoes are present.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCOur 3 spray package for $219 will provide you and your family with complete mosquito protection for nearly 62 days. Mosquito Squad of Columbia can ensure your cookouts, football tailgating parties, and all your social gatherings outdoors will go off without those pesky biting and stinging insects that may otherwise ruin your event.

mosquito control Columbia SCNot only can mosquitoes ruin your outdoor gatherings this fall, but they can also transmit nasty diseases such as West Nile virus. According to a recent article published by the Dekalb County environmental health division, “in one week, the number of mosquito samples that tested positive as carriers (for West Nile virus) nearly doubled from 37 to 70. The virus tends to spike in August, September and October.” West Nile virus is especially dangerous to the extremely young and the elderly. Its symptoms can range from the mild to the lethal and have a quick onset after being infected. Leave it to the professionals of Mosquito Squad of Columbia to ensure you and your family aren’t coming into contact with disease carrying mosquitoes in your own yard.

mosquito squad of Columbia SCTo see how Mosquito Squad of Columbia can remove potentially disease carrying mosquitoes and other biting and stinging pests from your home’s yard, call us today at (803) 345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Just Because Fall is Approaching Does Not Mean We Will See a Reduction in the Columbia SC Mosquito Population

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCWith all the “ready for fall” commercials and football season about to begin, you may think that cooler weather is right around the corner. With cooler weather comes fewer mosquitoes. Unfortunately, due to the mild weather we experience here in Columbia, we won’t see a respite from mosquitoes for quite a while. With these mild temperatures, we will undoubtedly see, for many months to come, mosquito breeding, and a very active mosquito population.

Columbia SC mosquito controlFall is the best time of year for cookouts, football tailgating parties, and backyard gatherings. Let’s be honest, grilling in the summer is great, but nobody wants to stand over a 400°F grill when it’s 100°F outside. Don’t allow mosquitoes and other biting and stinging pests to take these last few months away from you. Mosquito Squad of Columbia can keep your yard mosquito free for all your tailgating parties and cookouts for the rest of the season. Even if the mosquito activity in your yard jump starts itself, we will come back to your home and reapply our barrier spray.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia South CarolinaIf you’re preparing for your Labor Day cookout, or a tailgate party fanatic, Mosquito Squad of Columbia is the company to turn to in order to keep Columbia SC mosquitoes from chasing you and your guests away from the festivities. Our proprietary barrier spray solution will keep your yard free of mosquitoes for 21 days. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee, we strive to ensure that our customers see results.

mosquito squad of Columbia SCTo see how Mosquito Squad of Columbia can help you take your yard back from biting, stinging and blood sucking pests in preparation for all your outdoor fall gatherings, call us today at (803) 345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!