Are Ants Taking Over Your Yard? With Two Treatments a Year You’ll Never See Them Again

ant control Columbia SCImagine being able to walk through your own yard without having to watch out for fire ants, ever again. Think of how enjoyable an outdoor meal would be without ants crawling their way toward your plate of food. With Mosquito Squad of Columbia’s ant treatment you won’t have to worry about these biting, irritating pests anymore.

Here in Columbia SC, ants are a general nuisance. Nearly every yard in our great city has these biting, intrusive pests. The excellent news is that our ant treatment is easy and effective. In order to rid your yard and home of ants, we need only to apply two treatments a year. You can put away your cans of ant repellent and leave the work to the professionals.

ant control Columbia SCBy far, the fire ant is the most problematic ant in our area. Fire ant mounds, once disturbed, become a swarming pool of angry, aggressive, biting ants. These can especially be a problem with young children walking around the backyard. This holds true for pets also. Due to the aggressiveness of fire ants, you, your family members, and your pets can be bitten several dozen times before knowing the ants were even there.

ant control Columbia SCWhile fire ant bites are not fatal to humans, they can be for your pets. Since pets will more than likely have their snouts (nose) exposed to the ants, they are more likely to experience bites near their airways. Swelling can result in breathing difficulties and a trip to the veterinarian may be required. Quite simply, fire ant control in Columbia SC is something that should not be taken lightly.

Dread Skeeter for Mosquito Squad of ColumbiaLet Mosquito Squad of Columbia remove these aggressive, unwanted inhabitants of your yard for good. Remember, it only takes two treatments a year to completely resolve your yard’s ant problem. To see how effective we are at removing ants from your yard, give us a call 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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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!

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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

Mosquito Squad of Columbia teaches us that all mosquito treatments aren’t created equal!

Mosquito on spring flowers

The abundance of rain will ensure plentiful blooms and mosquitoes this season.

With all the recent rain we’ve had in the Columbia area, the mosquito season is likely to be a doozy this season. Standing water is everywhere which means the mosquitoes are using that pooled water to lay millions and millions of eggs. With the probability of a booming mosquito season, it’s important to keep you and your family protected from these backyard menaces and the many illnesses they carry. In choosing the right mosquito professional to take care of your mosquito control needs, it is important to choose someone who is experienced in getting the job done right the first time.

mosquito larvae and eggs in standing water

Mosquito larvae and eggs in standing water

I am sure you have seen the advertisements around town offering mosquito control. Many of these companies don’t even specialize in mosquito control and most only offer a “knock down” treatment rather than a residual product that truly protects. Knock down treatments mean that the product is only effective on the mosquitoes that are present in the yard at the time of treatment. Knock down treatments are all most of these companies use, that is why many customers have been left with a bad taste in their mouth and lots of bites on their bodies. The knock-down treatment is very inexpensive compared to the residual product but, you get what you pay for. Many Columbia residents feel that this is the only type of control available in the area. Mosquito Squad of Columbia is here to tell you that you can have a mosquito and tick free yard all summer with our duo of knock down protection and timed release extended treatment.

Not all mosquito treatments are created equal

We are raising the bar here in the Columbia area when it comes to mosquito control and we have the competition running scared. They know our product works, and theirs just scratches the surface at controlling mosquitoes. We use a proprietary treatment that includes three different products to deliver the ultimate effectiveness.  We not only offer different levels of protection, we also offer many specialty treatments. We are specialists in outdoor pests. While other companies only offer a general pest management approach, we offer many different options that target the pests you are having problems with. Flying pests are much more difficult to control than crawling pests. Don’t ever let a company tell you there is no difference in the two, or there is nothing effective at targeting them both. At Mosquito Squad, that’s what we do.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia doesn't give mosquitoes or ticks a biting chance

Mosquito Squad of Columbia doesn’t give mosquitoes and other nuisance insects a biting chance!

Full protection throughout the summer:

If you talk to a professional who has knowledge about products used to eliminate mosquitoes, the knowledgeable ones will tell you it will wear off after about three weeks.  Our competitors spray every 4 weeks which guarantees their customers will be unhappy 25% of the time.

Our regular barrier spray program is scheduled every 3 weeks for optimal results. Not only will the treatments eliminate existing mosquitoes and ticks in your backyard upon application, they will also create a veil of protection designed to keep more mosquitoes from entering your treated property until the next treatment. Our customers can also choose our platinum service with service every 14 days for the ultimate protection. If you come across a landscape or lawn service and they say they take care of mosquito control, beware. Their product most likely does not have the residual performance and the licenses usually held by landscape and lawn companies restrict them from spraying decks, patios, porches, home siding or structures. At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, we have the licenses to treat your structures as well as your yard.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia offers natural treatment programs that are garlic or mint based. Natural products have less residual protection than their contemporaries and need to be applied on a two-week schedule in order to gain the most effectiveness.

If you aren’t satisfied with any facet of the results you receive from our product, we re-spray at no charge. It is that simple. We always make sure our customers are taken care of, that is why Mosquito Squad of Columbia has so many repeat customers, because once you find out what works and who you can trust, that is the company you stick with. Along with our safe and highly effective pest control programs we also offer mosquito misting systems. Don’t just take our word for it. Visit our Mosquito Squad of Columbia website and read our reviews.

Blood filled female mosquito

Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, they also carry a wide range of illness and disease,

At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, we also offer services for other nuisance insects such as ticks, spiders, fleas, gnats, fire ants, flies, wasps,  and aphids. Our specialty is eliminating the bugs above ground that are bugging you. You may find less expensive services elsewhere, but you will not find someone who provides better service or more effective protection. Mosquito Squad of Columbia surveys amond customers rank us 5 points ABOVE “World Class” ranking with more than 90% of our customers willing to refer us to friends and family.

Contact Mosquito Squad of Columbia today to learn why we are the pest control company that so many area residents are choosing to keep to help ensure their mosquito free lifestyle. Call us today for a free quote • (803) 345 – 7575 • email:Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com

Mosquito Squad of Columbia is putting an end to the woes South Carolina spiders can cause.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia spider control

This Agriope spider is another common spider seen throughout South Carolina

If there is one single insect 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 children’s 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.

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

In South Carolina alone there are over 50 types of spiders. One such variety is the crablike Orb spider named because they resemble a crab more than a spider. Our state even has its own state spider, the Carolina Wolf  Spider,  which was named so in 2000 and is the largest known Wolf Spider found in North America. Other spiders that are indigenous to South Carolina include the Ant Mimic Spider, Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Black tail Crab Spider, North American Jumping Spider, Orb Weavers, Parson Spider, Running Crab Spider, Running Spider, Spined Micrathena, Triangulate Cob Web Spider, Woodland Jumping Spider, Banded Garden Spider, Grass Spider, American House Spider as well as many, many more.

Spiders are a huge problem on 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.  Spiders need to set up webs to capture bugs as part of their diet. Bugs are abundant near water, and thus the spider can have a backyard buffet of bugs to choose from.  Spiders are a territorial in that once they set up shop, it is difficult to get rid of them without intervention.

Argiope spider web detail

This Argiope spider spins quite a web. Spiders often leave their sticky traces of web on our homes as well.

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.

no bugsContact 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.

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