Put Away the Citronella Candles and Bug Spray and Call Mosquito Squad Today!

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCIf you’re like most, then you probably like to be able to enjoy your backyard during these warmer months. If, however, you find yourself having to practically bathe in bug spray and light a small army of citronella candles every time you go outside, it might be time to call Mosquito Squad of Columbia. Our barrier application will knock down the existing mosquitoes in your yard and keep working for up to 21 days. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you’re not happy, we’ll come back out and respray your yard at no cost. Through our highly effective mosquito control, you can expect to see a reduction in the mosquito population within your yard by 85-90%!

mosquito control Columbia SCSo, don’t allow pesky, annoying bugs to keep you from enjoying your yard this spring and summer. Allow the experts in Columbia, SC, mosquito control to keep your yard free of mosquitoes and other biting and stinging pests. Our season-long barrier application will not only knock down existing mosquitoes, but it will also interrupt the breeding cycle of any mosquitoes that do happen to land in your yard. By keeping a constant application down in your yard, you won’t ever have to worry about spraying the kids down with bug spray, or finding matches to light all 20 citronella candles.

Columbia SC mosquito controlThe summer months are the perfect time for evening get-togethers. Unfortunately, mosquitoes feed most aggressively during the dusk hours of summer. If you need help keeping mosquitoes off the guest list for all your evening get-togethers this spring and summer, you can count on The Squad! We even offer special event treatments that can be taken care of relatively quickly in time for your outdoor event. If you’re planning on having an event at your house or at another outdoor venue, you can count on us to show up and keep your event mosquito free! It’s a great idea for weddings, graduation parties and even birthday parties.

Blood filled female mosquitoTo see how Mosquito Squad of Columbia can effectively bring mosquito control to your home or next outdoor event, call us today at (803) 345-7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com or visit our website for even more information about mosquito control. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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!

If You’re Looking for the Best in Columbia SC Mosquito Control, Call Mosquito Squad of Columbia Today!

mosquito control Columbia SCAs we approach the warmer months ahead, you may be wondering how you can reduce the mosquito population within your yard. The answer’s quite simple. In order to reduce the mosquito population within your yard, you need to be proactive and not reactive. By performing our highly effective barrier spray prior to the mosquito population skyrocketing and then throughout the season, you can expect to see a dramatic decrease in the number of mosquitoes you come into contact with in your yard. If you’re planning on having spring and summer get-togethers, don’t have your guests literally itching to leave, call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia today!

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCWhile it’s still winter, the weather for the past couple of weeks has been extremely mild for this time of year. In fact, we’re already fielding calls from customers whose yard has become a mosquito breeding ground. While we may see colder days just yet, seeing as how it’s still February, right now is still the best time to call and have your yard sprayed in order to keep up that barrier and keep mosquitoes out of your yard. Not only will our barrier spray keep most mosquitoes away, but it will eliminate those which land within your yard on contact. If you’re seeing a rise in the mosquito population within your yard, keep calm and call The Squad!

mosquito control Columbia SCAs mentioned earlier, being proactive in combatting mosquitoes is the best methodology. So long as you stay on top of the issue, there really shouldn’t be an issue eventually. Simply put, once mosquitoes gain a good stronghold with multiple areas where they lay their eggs in and around your yard, the more difficult it will become to put a cap on their population in and around your yard. In addition to our barrier spray, you should also keep in mind the “5 Ts” of mosquito control. If you’re unaware of them, click here to find out about them.

no bugsTo find out why Mosquito Squad of Columbia is one of the most trusted names in Columbia mosquito control, call us today at 803.345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tired of Spiders Around Your Home and the Webs They Weave? Mosquito Squad of Columbia Will Rid Your Home and Yard of Both!

Black Widow spider in Columbia SCIf there is one single tiny creature that strikes fear in our hearts, it would undoubtedly have to be the spider. Spiders get their reputation for being the focus of terror in movies as well as books, they have even made their appearance in childrens’ nursery rhymes. The good new is that most spiders are harmless, here in Columbia there are only a small handful of spiders that are considered to be venomous. These dangerous spiders include the Brown Recluse, Brown Widow, and the Northern as well as Southern Black Widow. A bite from these arachnids can make you very ill and in some cases can be fatal.

Brown Recluse spider in Columbia SCThe most efficient way of ridding your home of spiders is by applying our protective barrier spray around your home. Mosquito Squad of Columbia will seek out areas where spiders are breeding and feeding and completely remove them. By having a proactive approach and keeping your yard completely spider free, you won’t have to worry about them finding their way into your home. To thoroughly ensure they aren’t entering your home, we will spray the entirety of your home’s exterior, from the ground all the way up to the eaves. Once we have completely removed your yard’s spider population, we will then clean up the mess they left behind. We will not only remove the spiders from your yard, but we will also remove every single spider web as well.

spider control Columbia SCMosquito Squad of Columbia offers spider control that will rid you of your spider woes. You will see immediate results. Our treatment is applied every 21 days from April until October (and in some cases year-round) and you will never have to worry about the dangers or mess created by a spider problem. To completely rid your home and yard of spiders today, 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!

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!