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!

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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, 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!

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, 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.

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Last Week’s Rain Will Breed Millions of Mosquitoes Here in Columbia SC Within Two Weeks

mosquito math week 1There is a direct correlation between rain, temperature and the mosquito population. With all the recent rain there will undoubtedly be an uptick in the mosquito population here in Columbia, South Carolina.

The sheer amount of rain we have received in Columbia has undoubtedly created pools of water wherein mosquito breeding is a real problem. If you would like to make sure your yard is not a mosquito breeding area, don’t forget the “5 T’s”.

mosquito control Columbia SCIn areas of your yard that naturally breed mosquitoes (holes in trees, areas in your yard where water pools), you will often notice large swarms. If you really want to see the mosquitoes in your yard disappear, Mosquito Squad of Columbia’s barrier sprays are designed to do exactly that. Not only does the barrier spray knock down existing mosquitoes, but it also eliminates breeding areas and creates a barrier which mosquitoes won’t enter.

dread-versions3Take your yard back! Don’t allow those pesky, bloodsucking mosquitoes to keep you in your home during these warm, pleasant months. To see exactly how effective Mosquito Squad of Columbia is at getting rid of your yard’s biting, stinging pests, call us today at (803) 345.7575, email us at, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Has your cat or dog ever been bitten by a mosquito?

Mosquito Squad of Columbia DogAs pet owners, we know to take note when our furry family members come inside and commence a good bit of scratching. This is even more true in the summer. Did they pick up a tick? Did some fleas jump on board? Another important question is, were they bitten by a mosquito. Read more.

Dog getting application of dermal flea and tick controlWhile everyone knows the annoyances they bring, most people don’t realize that mosquitoes pose a risk not only to humans, but pets as well. Ordinarily, ridding your yard of mosquitoes is to protect humans, but don’t forget about your pets. Mosquitoes don’t care where they get their next blood meal from. Don’t make the mistake of assuming your pet’s fur protects them from being bitten by mosquitoes. We at Mosquito Squad of Columbia are professionally trained in getting these disease carrying culprits out of your yard and keeping them out.

heartworm-life-cycle in dogsDuring peak mosquito season, most people tend to allow their pets to run around in the yard or surrounding areas because of the nice weather. While out and about, your pets are being constantly hunted by these bloodsucking pests. Commonly associating mosquito bites with humans only is a mistake. Mosquitoes will feed on your dogs and cats just as quickly as they feed on you. Just as mosquitoes carry vector-borne illnesses that affect humans, they too carry diseases capable of causing serious harm to your pets. The most common and formidable illness transferred to dogs and cats via the mosquito is Dog heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis).

The name “Dog heartworm” is misleading. It is in fact transmissible between dogs, cats, foxes and raccoons. The most important fact about heartworms is that they are preventable. Prevention is where we at Mosquito Squad of Columbia are most effective.

Dread Skeeter for Mosquito Squad of ColumbiaDon’t allow your pets to be on the menu for mosquitoes. Take action and call the professionals. Mosquito control in Columbia SC is something we take very seriously and something everyone within our area should take seriously. Whether protecting yourself, your kids, or your pets from these bloodsucking, disease carrying pests, Mosquito Squad of Columbia is the key solution. To see how your yard can be ridded of mosquitoes, call us at (803) 345.7575, email us at, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

By Spraying Your Yard for Mosquitoes Now, You Won’t Have to Worry About Being Eaten Alive Once the Mosquito Population Spikes

Mosquito free backyard courtesy of Mosquito Squad of the North Shore

Enjoy your mosquito free backyard, courtesy of Mosquito Squad of Columbia.

Mosquito season is about to be in full-swing. Have you noticed the irritating bites while outside during the evening? Has the swarm of backyard infiltrators arrived in your yard? The answer is most likely, “yes”. Breeding and biting season for mosquitoes is upon us and is not going to subside for at least five months. Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but can carry nasty vector-borne illnesses like West Nile virus.

Don’t allow these pests to hold you hostage in your home, keeping you from enjoying the outdoors this spring and summer. The most effective method of taking your yard back from mosquitoes and other biting pests is through Mosquito Squad’s season-long-protection. Rather than simply knocking down your vicinity’s bloodsuckers for a short duration, you can rest easy knowing that every day in your yard will be pest free.

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By applying a barrier spray now, your yard won’t look like this in the coming months.

Season-long-protection consists of our highly trained technicians coming to your residence every 21 days (or in less than 21 days if necessary) and spraying your yard. You don’t have to be home, you won’t even know we were there with the exception of the note we leave you informing you of our recent work. There is no residue or odor left once we’ve sprayed the yard and, most importantly, no biting pests. The biggest advantage of our season-long-protection is that the barrier spray’s accumulation strengthens as each spray takes place. Continuous barrier sprays ultimately strengthen the barrier of your yard and eliminate bugs with markedly increased effectiveness.

Dread Skeeter for Mosquito Squad of ColumbiaMosquito control in Columbia SC is very important due to the huge boom in their population we see year in and out. If you want to enjoy your yard during the warm months without being bitten constantly, call us today at (803) 345.7575, email us at, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon.