Lake Murray Spider Control Perfected!

Black Widow spider in Columbia SC
We treat the exterior of your home
At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, we work on the spiders outside your home so they don’t nest. Our effective barrier spray treatment is applied at regular intervals throughout the summer to eliminate spiders on contact and to keep spiders away throughout the season. We spray your home every 21 days with our safe and effective barrier spray to rid the outside of your home from spiders that are both pesky and can be very dangerous.

Lakefront homes
Here in the Midlands area, we find this to be a particular problem around our lakes. We get calls about Lake Murray spider problems, Lake Marion spider problems, Lake Katherine spider problems and Wateree Lake spider problems. Some of these lakefront homes have spider webs literally covering their homes.

Spiders on your docks and on your boats
Spiders love water and love the insects that take residence in waterfront areas. At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, we can help you control these spiders. We have a special all-natural product that we use on docks and boats. It’s mint based, has a fabulous smell, and works terrifically.

Simple, effective and guaranteed!
Call us today. We will treat your property for the entire season or for the entire year. After our initial treatment, we return to your property every 21 days to re-treat. Our program is effective and we guarantee it.

How long does it last?
Our programs are designed to be season long. We treat for spiders and other insects every 21 days. As long as we continue to treat the property every 21 days, your spider problem is taken care of.

South Carolina spiders
In South Carolina, we have many poisonous and also many pesky spiders. In addition to our state spider – the brown wolf spider, we have a number of poisonous spiders including the brown recluse spider, the brown widow spider, and the northern as well as southern black widow.

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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!

How to Rid Your Home of Columbia SC Spiders

spider prevention Columbia SCImagine it’s early and you’re in a rush to head off to work. You’ve drank your coffee, and are ready to head out the door. You open the door and walk directly into a gigantic spider web. At this point, you could not care less if your neighbors witness you performing quick, ninja-like moves as you frantically try to get the web off of yourself. You try to convince yourself that the spider isn’t on you and off to work you go. This is not the way you should have to start off your day.

spider control Columbia SCSpider control in Columbia SC is something we take pride in. At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, we make sure to not only rid your home of spiders, but also to make certain their webs are gone as well. During these prime summer months, removing spiders from docks is the most common request. We utilize an all-natural solution for knocking spiders down from docks. We also make sure that the food source that drew them to the dock in the first place is removed.

spider web removal Columbia SCWhen it comes to removing spiders from your home, our barrier spray is residual and will keep spiders out of your yard and home for 21 days. Not only will our barrier application knock down spiders that enter your yard, but it will also eliminate existing spiders. Once we have ensured your yard has been thoroughly treated, we will then brush off all the existing spider webs.

cropped-ms_logo-tagline1.jpgTo find out how effective Mosquito Squad of Columbia is at making sure your yard and home are free of spiders and their webs, 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!

These Spiders Can Do Way More Than Just Make Your Skin Crawl

spider control Columbia SCDid you know that both the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow spiders are native to South Carolina? Even more importantly, do you know the damage these two spiders can inflict upon humans? The Brown Recluse and Black Widow are two of the deadliest spiders in the continental United States. If confronted by either of these two terrifying creatures, it’s best to let a company that specializes in Columbia SC spider control handle them.

Brown Recluse spider in Columbia SCThe Brown Recluse’s name is derived from the fact that it is in fact, very reclusive. They seek out dark, warm, dry environments such as attics, closets, porches, barns, basements, woodpiles and old tires. They tend to not be aggressive unless threatened (usually when someone unknowingly presses their skin up against one). They are identifiable by their characteristic violin pattern on their back (cephalothorax). The violin pattern is seen with the base of the violin at the head of the spider and the neck of the violin pointing to the rear.

The bite of the Brown Recluse is often initially unnoticed because the bite is at first almost painless. Then, things get bad. Approximately 2-8 hours after being bitten, victims often experience the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain at the bite site approximately 4 hours after being bitten
  • Severe itching
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever and severe muscle pain
  • Blistering
  • Necrosis (death) of the skin

 

Black Widow spider in Columbia SCThe Black Widow spider is equally as scary. Black Widows can often be found in similar locations as the Brown Recluse. Dark, dry shelters are their preference, too. Black Widows are infamous for the red hourglass marking on the underside of their abdomen. This is true for female Black Widows, but the males are lighter in color and have red spots on their back (no hourglass). It is important to note, only the female Black Widow’s bite can be considered a threat to a human.

The bite of the Black Widow is severe. According to National Geographic, black widows are considered the most venomous spider in North America. Even scarier, according to North Carolina State University, their venom is potentially 15 times more powerful than that of a rattlesnake. Here are the symptoms a bite victim may experience:

  • Nausea
  • Extreme perspiration
  • Nearly unbearable neck, abdomen and muscle aches
  • Hypertension
  • Paralysis of the diaphragm (making breathing extremely difficult)

dread-versions3Both of these spiders are considered a severe threat to human health, however, they rarely result in death. While they may not always be lethal, these are two spiders you definitely do not want dwelling in or near your home. We at Mosquito Squad of Columbia specialize in spider control and can help you determine what kind of spiders you have and how to get rid of them. To see how we can rid your home of spiders and other biting pests, call us today at (803) 345.7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Hiring a Professional is Extremely Important when Removing Spiders and their Webs from Your Columbia SC Dock

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Spiders on your Columbia SC dock are best handled by professionals such as us at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.

Removing spiders and their webs from your Columbia dock is a process that should be handled by professionals with knowledge of the type of solution that must be used around aquatic areas. It is against SC law to administer chemical solutions into any water or estuary. This law applies to everyone, not just pest control companies. By introducing a chemical-based solution into the water, not only are you going to harm the fish, but you’re also contaminating possible drinking water. That is why our commercial grade, all-natural solution is so essential. When it comes to removing spiders from your Columbia dock, it is best to leave this job to the professionals.

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Spiders are as messy as they are creepy. Their webs can make your dock very unappealing.

These downright creepy bugs are not only capable of biting you or your family members, but their webs are as ugly as they are creepy. Make no mistake, if spiders are building webs on your dock then they are more than likely going to move on to your boat or jet ski also. So, while you may want those spiders and their webs gone right this moment, please leave it to highly trained staff such as ourselves at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.

We at Mosquito Squad are capable of handling the spider problem on your dock. Most importantly, we are able to do that without endangering the aquatic environment and without breaking the law. Through the use of a commercial grade, all-natural product your spider problem will be fully taken care of. When we come and treat your Columbia dock, we administer an eco-friendly solution that will eliminate the spiders and their webs. After we have treated your area you won’t notice any lingering residue nor will you notice any smell. The only thing you will notice is that the spiders that once inhabited your Columbia dock scampered off to a new home; preferably one way down yonder.

Dread Skeeter for Mosquito Squad of ColumbiaWith our thorough training and experience in removing spiders from any area on your property, we are often able to eliminate your Columbia dock spiders in one day. To find out just how professional and effective Mosquito Squad of Columbia is at removing spiders from your Columbia dock, give us a call at (803) 345-7575, email us at columbia@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website.

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf spider? Not I, say the Columbia residents who use Mosquito Squad

Carolina wolf spider

How many eyes does a Carolina brown wolf spider have? “the better to see you with my dear”

Few insects can instill as much fear in us as a spider. While mosquitoes, ticks, fire ants and other nuisance pests can inflict pain and misery on us, it is the spider that many of us see in our nightmares. One of the creepiest spiders around is one which is commonly sighted in our yards, on our decks and even in our homes this time of year- the wolf spider. If you run into one of these spiders it is very possible you will experience more than you bargained for.

Wolf spiders are rarely seen during the day because they are nocturnal and hunt their prey in the evening. These spiders have eight eyes arranged in three rows; two of these eyes are notably large and prominent helping to distinguish a wolf spider from other spiders with a similar appearance such as the Nursery web spider. The spider’s large eyes aid in hunting and are also prone to glow in the evening when subjected to a light source. This means you’d better look twice when entering into the garage in the evening because those glowing eyes staring back at you might  just be a wolf spider!

Wolf spider

Notice the large row of eyes unique to the wolf spider.

Wolf spiders can inject venom if continually provoked. Symptoms of their bite include swelling, mild pain and itching. Australian and South American wolf spiders are capable of inflicting bites that are medically significant, but this is rare in North American wolf spiders. The venom from this species has been known to cause necrotic lesions in some, although people’s responses vary widely.  Keep in mind that most all spiders contain venom and people respond to this venom in various ways. Having a sensitivity or allergic reaction to a spider bite that is considered safe can still turn a wolf spider bite into a dangerous situation.

Wolf spiders are prolific hunters, as their namesake implies, and rely on their eyesight and speed to track down and catch their meal rather than using a web. Despite their garish appearance many homeowners believe the wolf spider to be beneficial because its diet consists of other more dangerous arachnids lurking  just like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

South Carolina is no stranger to the ways of the wolf spider. Our state spider is a behemoth known as the Carolina Wolf Spider which is the largest known Wolf Spider found in North America. Carolina wolf spiders, just like all wolf spiders are wonderful Mothers. Wolf spiders are unique among their species because the females carry their eggs along with them in a round silken egg sack attached to their abdomens. The abdomen must be held up in a raised position to keep the egg case from dragging on the ground, but they can still hunt. Also unique among spiders is their method of infant care. Immediately after the babies hatch and emerge from their protective case, they climb up their mother’s legs like a ladder where they crowd together on her back. Here they’ll stay for a few weeks until they’re large enough to hunt on their own. Wolf spider babies also have the ability to bite, just like their mom does. Take a look at this video we found on YouTube showing a momma wolf spider with a brood of infants on her back.

Spiders are a huge problem near waterfront homes and here in the Greater Columbia area, the Lake Murray waterfront and smaller lakes and rivers serve as home to many of our residents. Many of the state’s spider species also call the waterfront home.  When you have a home that is relatively close to water you will undoubtedly have a spider problem at one point or another. Bugs are abundant near water and thus the spider can have a backyard buffet of bugs to choose from.  Spiders are a territorial insect that once they set up shop, it is difficult to get rid of them without intervention.

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Up close and personal with the state spider of S.C., the Carolina Wolf Spider.

Mosquito 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.

Contact Mosquito Squad of Columbia to take care of your spider problems as well as problems with other bothersome bugs. We also protect your home from mosquitoes, fire ants, fleas, ticks, and flies. Our program is backed by our expertise and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia

Call us at (803) 345 –  7575 or  send us an email at columbia@mosquitosquad.com

Put an end to spiders and unsightly webs at your Columbia SC waterfront home with our guaranteed spider control program

Columbia SC mosquito spray for your boat and dock

At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, we protect your boat, dock, the sand in your your and your home’s facade for total spider protection.

Springtime is spider time here in Columbia, SC. Our mild winter paired with plenty of rain is already bringing the dreaded arachnids out in record numbers. A mild winter means more insects survived the cold season. It also means this year’s crop of spiders will have plenty to eat.  Spiders like to congregate around areas with water. The primary reason for this is because many insects need water to breed and populate. Since the spider’s diet consists of insects, they naturally will take up residence in areas with water nearby. This gives the meaning of the children’s nursery rhyme “the itsy bitsy spider” and how he climbed up the water spout.

spider control Columbia SCThe natural attraction of a spider to water is a major concern for our residents that have waterfront homes or who own a boat or dock. These type of structures are more likely to have a spider infestation.  In South Carolina alone there are more than 50 types of spiders that are common. Many of these varieties are poisonous. One bite from a spider such as a brown recluse can make you very sick and in some cases can even be fatal. Even if a spider is not poisonous it can become a nuisance that can quickly take over your porches, the exterior of your home, and even the interior.

Spiders are a huge problem on waterfront homes here in the Columbia area. Lake Murray in particular along with many smaller lakes and rivers are homes to many of our residents. Once spiders move into an area, it is hard to get rid of them. Spider webs, spider droppings and the spiders themselves can keep you from enjoying your home and the outdoors this season.

Columbia SC spider control for house or home

Columbia SC spider control for house or home

The good news is Mosquito Squad of Columbia offers an innovative satisfaction-guaranteed spider control program. We concentrate on getting rid of the spiders outside of your home so they don’t begin to nest. Gaining control over spiders outdoors is the key to keeping them out of your home. Our effective barrier spray treatment is applied at regular intervals throughout the spring and summer to eliminate spiders on contact and prevent  more from showing up during the entire season. We schedule our spider control spray every 21 days to put an end to your spider woes and all the unsightly webs they leave behind.

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Dread Skeeter – at your service.

We do recommend power washing your home 24-48 hours prior to an application of our spider control if you have abundant spider webbing on the exterior of your home.  With our regularly scheduled Spider Control Program, spiders will not come back and this means no more spiders or spider webs to deal with!

For treating your water areas such as your dock or boat, we use an all-natural product which is mint-based. It smells wonderful and works fabulously. Our spider control program is comprehensive to treat your waterfront home. It’s equally as effective on non-waterfront properties. Our solution is customized to your unique needs.

If you own a waterfront home, a dock or a home that is in close proximity to a water source contact Mosquito Squad of Columbia to learn more about our guaranteed spider control program. Call us today for a free quote • (803) 345 – 7575 • email: Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com

You can also visit our Columbia spider control page to learn more about our spider control service.