Mosquito Squad of Columbia Can Help You Take Your Yard Back!

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SCYou’ve probably been spending evenings out on the deck or patio and suddenly realized that mosquitoes are back! If that’s the case, don’t fret, just call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia. Our traditional barrier application will knock down existing mosquitoes and keep new ones from entering your yard. If you’re looking to have your yard be clear of mosquitoes and other biting and stinging pests all summer long, then you should absolutely consider our season-long protection package. By spraying your yard every 21 days, you can expect to see the mosquito population within your yard reduced by up to 90%!

Columbia SC mosquito controlYou should be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of day or year it is. Don’t allow mosquitoes to ruin your family get-togethers. For all your future outdoor gatherings, make sure to call The Squad. We can ensure that you and your guests aren’t on the dinner menu for swarming mosquitoes and pests. When you’re having friends and family over for cookouts during these pleasant spring months, the last thing you want is for your guests literally itching to leave due to bug bites. Our microencapsulated barrier application can resolve all your mosquito, tick and flea problems.

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This goes for your pets as well. If your dog or cat is being bitten by fleas from your yard, all you need to do in order to clear your yard is to call Mosquito Squad today! No longer will you, your family, your guests or your pets have to be the target of mosquitoes and fleas. In addition to removing up to 90% of the mosquito population and flea population within your yard, we also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with the results then neither are we. Just give us a call and we will promptly come back out to reapply our barrier application.

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To find out what separates Mosquito Squad of Columbia from other mosquito and pest control companies in Columbia, SC, call us today at (706) 637.2065, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com or visit our website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Recent Precipitation and Warmer Temperatures Mean More Mosquitoes

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia South CarolinaSpring is finally here. While it may not have felt like it last week with all the cold rain, it’s here and that very same rain is going to help mosquitoes reproduce in huge numbers. As the temperatures steady out and we return to temperatures in the 70s and 80s, you can expect to see the mosquito population boom. The most effective method of keeping mosquitoes out of your yard for this spring and summer, you should sign up for season-long protection. Through proactive treatments which we put down prior to the mosquito population boom, you can expect to see very little mosquito activity within your yard once the population surges all around you.

West Nile Virus Prevention Columbia SCOur extremely effective barrier application will disrupt the maturation process of mosquito eggs and will knock down mosquitoes which fly into your yard and land. When it comes to mosquito control in Columbia, SC and the surrounding areas, look no further than the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia. We believe you should be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of day or year it is. If you’re planning on having guests over or cookouts this spring and summer, Mosquito Squad can make sure to take you and your guests off the menu.

mosquito control Columbia SCFor all your pest control concerns, you can absolutely count on Mosquito Squad of Columbia to remove any unwanted pests. Signing up for our season-long protection can keep your yard from turning into a mosquito breeding ground and allow you and your family to take back your yard. With species of mosquitoes like the Asian Tiger mosquito, which is an aggressive day-biter, you need reliable, effective mosquito control. So, put down the bug spray and get rid of those citronella candles. When it comes to mosquito control, you only need to call The Squad!

Mosquito free lifeTo find out why Mosquito Squad of Columbia is one of the most trusted names in Columbia, SC mosquito control, call us today at (706) 350.6143, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mosquito Squad of Columbia Wants to Invite You to the 51st Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show

This weekend, Friday – Sunday (March 10 – March 12), Mosquito Squad of Columbia will be exhibitors at the 51st Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show. For all those here in Columbia, SC and surrounding areas looking for the most effective mosquito treatment services, you can find us at the show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. As Columbia’s premier mosquito control company, we want to cordially invite you and your family to come and attend the show. You can find us located in the Cantey Building at booths 502, 503 and 504.

Info regarding the show are as follows:

When:

Friday, March 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday is Seniors Day. Guests age 62 and up enter free. Senior Expo in the Epic Homes Tent from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday is Military Appreciation Day. Present your valid Military I.D. for free admission to the show.

Sunday, March 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission

Admission is $5 per person at the gate
Kids 14 and under enter free every day

Payment for entry can be submitted in the form of cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover)

**Parking is $5 per vehicle and is completely separate from admission fees.

Where

Three buildings and outdoor areas of the SC State Fairgrounds in Columbia, SC.

Vehicles enter through Gate 6 located on George Rogers Blvd., near Williams-Brice Stadium.

We look forward to seeing you out there. Don’t forget, if your yard is becoming a breeding ground and a feeding frenzy for pesky mosquitoes, relax, and call The Squad. If you have any questions about the show, or would like to know how to obtain tickets, call us at (706) 510.3405 or email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com. We look forward to seeing you out there!

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!

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!

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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!