The link between the Asian Tiger mosquito and West Nile Virus

Asian tiger on leaf

The Asian tiger mosquito is a known vector of West Nile virus, Dengue and Yellow Fever.

Along with being an aggressive day feeding mosquito, the Asian Tiger mosquito is also a known vector of West Nile Virus and is a vector of Dengue and Yellow fever as well. This mosquito, which made its appearance here in North America by hitching a ride within a shipment of tires bound for Texas from Asia in 1985, is definitely foe rather than friend. West Nile Virus is a potentially serious illness that  is primarily spread through infected mosquitoes. West Nile virus infection affects humans, horses and other domestic animals. The first case of West Nile in South Carolina was reported in 2002.

With West Nile cases, symptoms generally appear within 3-14 days after the onset of infection. Symptoms include fever, headache and body aches. Although in some cases people won’t have any symptoms at all. West Nile Virus can move into becoming West Nile Encephalitis in one out of 150 people infected with West Nile Virus. This is a dangerous, neuroinvasive disease that causes inflammation of the area that surrounds the brain as well as the spinal cord. Signs that West Nile Encephalitis is present include stiffness of the neck, severe headaches, confusion, tremors, seizures, paralysis, coma and in some cases death.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Columbia SC

Fortunately, South Carolina has been testing for West Nile since 1999 which includes detection in birds, mosquitoes, mammals and humans.  At this point  the only cure for West Nile is time. The medical professionals focus on relieving the patient of  the symptoms while their body tries to fight the illness. This means that the best measure against West Nile is prevention.

Since the Asian Tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus , as well as forty-three other mosquito species are known to transmit the West Nile virus, it is in your best interests to avoid mosquitoes. Avoidance begins with controlling and preventing mosquitoes within your property. Exercising mosquito safe practices such as avoiding overgrowth and keeping your lawn and shrubbery trimmed and cleaned out is one way to discourage mosquitoes that like to harbor in the cool, damp, shady surroundings of an unkempt yard. Examining your property and around your house frequently for any sign of standing water and keep these turned over. Throw away or tip over any object that can pool water. Keep your gutters clean. Change the water in your bird bath, animal watering containers, and horse troughs frequently to avoid them becoming a nursery for new mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Having a licensed mosquito control professional treat your yard and property to kill and prevent mosquitoes as well.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia fights the bite with our safe and effective barrier spray programs designed to take the worry out of mosquito control and prevention. Our spray is applied on a regular schedule throughout the season to keep the mosquitoes and the dangers they pose to us, our family and our pets away all season long too. Contact us to learn more about our mosquito control programs and all of our other pest control programs as well. We also treat for fire ants, fleas, ticks, spiders and flies. Call us today to get started on your season long protection • (803) 345 – 7575 • email: columbia@mosquitosquad.com

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Are your termite bait stations effective if your termite company never checks them?

A watched phone never rings

A watched phone may never ring just like leaving your termite bait stations unchecked will prove ineffective!

You know the old saying about “a watched phone never rings”? The same rings true when you expect your termite bait stations to work even if your termite company never checks them. Termite bait stations serve as a signal for termite activity. They are a means to alert you that termites are around and looking to nest. Within the industry, the term used to signal termites are entering the bait stations is called “getting a hit”. It’s crucial your termite company check them in order to determine if your termite bait stations are getting hits. To help understand the importance of checking your bait stations, it is important to know how bait stations work.

Termites in Columbia SC

Mosquito Squad of Columbia offers the area’s most cost effective, proactive method of termite protection for your home.

How termite bait stations work

There are two types of termite bait stations which are most often used. These are the Advance bait stations and the Sentricon bait stations. Mosquito Squad of Columbia uses the Advance termite bait stations. With the Advance bait stations, you can see they are working as our Mosquito Squad Termite Technicians keep you informed if any termite activity is found during the monitoring of the stations. Of course, cost is always a concern, and Advance bait stations are just as effective as the Sentricon stations that the “big” companies use and only costs about half the initial installation price.  The “big” termite and pest control companies like to use the Sentricon stations to minimize labor, fuel and product cost.  They only monitor their stations once a year whereas Mosquito Squad of Columbia monitors the Advance termite bait stations every three months.  Usually, when other companies monitor their stations, they do not inform the customer if any activity was found.  Mosquito Squad of Columbia believes in communication with the customer, so that when activity is found in our stations, the customer is informed.  Since we monitor the stations this closely on a routine basis, we will know whether you have termite activity and then we will add termiticide to the bait station. Advance bait stations are equipped with wood and a bait cartridge filled with cellulose which will keep the termites in the station longer than Sentricon bait stations. This is because it takes the termite longer to eat and digest the cellulose within our bait stations. Tiny amounts of insecticide are deployed like edible smart bombs to knock out populations of termites foraging in and around the structure. Foraging termites will consume the live bait and share it with their nest mates resulting in a gradual decline in termite numbers. Some bait stations may actually eliminate entire termite colonies.

Termites eating wood

Termites eating wood.

Bait station technology has really evolved. The bait stations of yesteryear only monitored termite activity and required follow-up with a liquid termiticide to keep the termites from penetrating the alert system set forth by the stations. Our stations provide both. Our bait stations begin protecting your home the moment they are put into place.

Termite prevention and control is a very complex topic and no two properties are alike in terms of what termite prevention method works best. One home may only require bait stations and another may require a more intensive treatment such as liquid termiticide. It’s crucial to hire a company that seeks to maintain a termite-free environment on your property through ongoing monitoring and re-baiting as needed.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia checks our bait stations every 3 months.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia checks our bait stations every 3 months.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia is offering a thorough termite Inspection of your home or business.  Using state-of-the-art LED camera and video technology, we are able to show you images of what the technician actually observes. This allows us to recommend the solution to protect your home. We will show you images of these areas so you can make a more informed decision regarding prevention, treatment, and repairs. Our services cost about 40% less than the big named termite companies in our area.

Our Mosquito Squad of Columbia family

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.

Your home is likely to be the single-biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. Our termite service can ensure that your home is protected against the damages inflicted by termites. Call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today to schedule your comprehensive Termite Inspection today for a quote  (803) 345 – 7575 • email: Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com

Mosquito Squad of Columbia answers the million dollar question of what is my termite bond really worth?

Termites in Columbia SC

Mosquito Squad of Columbia offers the area’s most cost-effective, proactive method of termite protection for your home.

The Midlands area of South Carolina lies in one of the most heavily termite infested regions in the nation. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. As a result of their stealth nature, US residents spend an estimated five billion dollars annually to control termites and repair termite damage. Here in the Southeast United States, termites cause more damage to homes than fire or theft.

Many homeowners look to termite professionals to obtain what is known as a termite bond as a way to have confidence that their structure is protected from termites.  You have probably heard the term “termite bond” before because this term is readily used within the pest control industry and among homeowners. A termite bond is not a protection guarantee. It’s a service guarantee between the homeowner and the termite company. It indicates that if termites are found in a house, the company will treat at no cost. This can mean that from a protection standpoint, the bond is only worth as much as the paper it is written on.

termite damage under Columbia SC home

This photo shows termite damage under a Columbia, SC home.

Many companies that offer a termite bond offer either a 5 year or 10 year bond. This means you will pay a large up front fee. They will treat the house and you will then be placed under their termite bond. Many termite companies do not inspect on an annual basis as they should nor do they maintain a respective level of communication keeping homeowners aware of what is (or is not) lurking under or around their home! The effective life of many termite chemicals ranges from about 10-15 years. At 10 years, when the life of the chemical is running out, the company will then ask for more money to retreat your house in order to renew your bond for another 5 or 10 year period.

The termite protection we offer here at Mosquito Squad of Columbia goes far beyond the bond. We offer homeowners a termite damage guarantee which covers your home for not 5 or 10 years, but the lifetime of your home. This means once you pay the initial treatment fee and continue paying your yearly renewal fee you are covered for life or as long as you own the house. Not only is our service affordable, it also provides peace of mind in knowing your home is protected. We stand behind the effectiveness of our treatment. We stand behind our technicians and we stand behind the inspectors who are inspecting your home. Our way is a more cost-effective and proactive approach to termite control and protection!

Termites eating wood

Termites eating wood.

Our termite services include:

  • Comprehensive inspections and reporting – this includes on-site home inspection with LED imaging
  • Comprehensive termite treatment & protection – including liquid termiticides, termite bait stations and construction pre-treats
  • Structural moisture control – this can include one of more of the following: moisture barriers, French drains, sump pumps, guttering, foundation vents and encapsulation
  • Termite damage repairs

Your home is likely to be the single-biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. Our termite service can ensure that your home is protected against the damages caused by termites. Call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today to schedule your comprehensive Termite Inspection at (803) 345 – 7575 • email: Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com

Our Mosquito Squad of Columbia family

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.

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Mosquito Squad of Columbia discusses the key to complete control over termites

Wood eaten by termites

Wood eaten by termites.

The key to gaining control over termites at your home or business is understanding how termites operate. Termites are eusocial insects which means they divide labor among castes and produce overlapping generations in order to take care of their young. Termites are random foragers and are also blind. Because they are blind they seek out food sources for the colony using thermal shadowing. The termite’s ability to detect temperature gradients allows them to verify food sources quickly and accurately. This could include their ability to detect a fallen tree in a clearing or in your yard.  Worker termites leave the colony to find a viable food source for the colony and in doing so they leave a pheromone trail to lead the colony directly to the found food source.

The Midlands area of South Carolina lies in one of the most heavily termite infested regions in the nation. Mosquito Squad of Columbia provides total termite control solutions. This starts with comprehensive inspection and reporting which includes on-site home inspection with LED imaging. We also use both bait stations and termiticide applications to fight these wood destroying pests. The course of treatment we recommend depends heavily on the termite activity you are experiencing and also the age and termite history of your particular home. Effective termite treatment does not fall into a “one size fits all” category. One home may only require bait stations and another may require a more intensive treatment such as liquid termiticide.

Termite inflicting damage

Termites are blind and detect food sources through thermal shadowing.

Termiticides: the active approach to treating termites

Liquid termiticides, hands-down, offer the best level of termite treatment. The termiticide Mosquito Squad of Columbia uses works on both Formosan and Subterranean termites. Termites ingest the termiticide not even knowing it’s there. They then carry the termiticide back to the colony. They unwittingly distribute the termiticide throughout the colony which eventually destroys the entire colony.

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Termite colonies work together to survive and even raise their young.

Bait Stations: double trouble for the termites lurking around the perimeter of your home

Homes with no history of termite activity may be better candidates for bait stations over that of a home that is older and has experienced previous termite activity. Modern bait stations are very effective at keeping the termite away from your structure.

Bait stations target the termites that may be lurking in the ground around your structure. Termites only burrow about 4-6 inches below the ground and our modern bait station are loaded with a cellulose product as well as termiticide which will kills the termites. The bait stations of yesteryear only monitored termite activity and required follow-up with a liquid termiticide to keep the termites from penetrating the alert system set forth by the stations. Our stations provide both. Our bait stations begin protecting your home the moment they are put into place.

Mosquito Squad of Columbia is offering a thorough termite Inspection of your home or business.  Using state-of-the-art LED camera and video technology, we are able to show you images of what the technician actually observes. This allows us to recommend the solutions to protect your structure. We will show you images of these areas so you can make a more informed decision regarding prevention, treatment, and repairs. Our service also costs about 40% less than the big named termite companies in our area.

Our Mosquito Squad of Columbia family

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.

Your home is likely to be the single-biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. Our termite service can ensure that your home is protected against the damages inflicted by termites. Call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today to schedule your comprehensive Termite Inspection today for a quote • (803) 345 – 7575 • email:Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com

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Mosquito Squad of Columbia introduces comprehensive termite prevention, treatment and protection

termite white ant

Public enemy number one for homeowners is the termite.

If there is one singular insect destined to strike fear in the hearts of homeowners and that’s the termite. Not only are termites capable of wreaking havoc on your home’s structural systems, but treating for termites can also be quite costly. Termites damage approximately 600,000 homes in the U.S. each year and residents spend an estimated $5 billion annually to control termites and repair termite damage. To add insult to injury, many homeowners do not realize there is a problem until substantial and costly  termite damage has already occurred. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Mosquito Squad of Columbia is here to tell you that the termite has met its match. As many of you know, we have conquered dangerous biting pests when others said it couldn’t be done.  Now Mosquito Squad of Columbia offers comprehensive termite and structural pest control, moisture control, and termite damage repairs for your home and business while offering affordably priced solutions.

Termite inflicting damage

This image shows just some of the damage caused by termites.

The Midlands area of South Carolina lies in one of the most heavily termite infested regions in the nation.  US residents spend an estimated $5 billion dollars annually to control termites and repair termite damage, which is typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance. According to Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones), South Carolina is located in TIP Zone #1 (very heavy), which means the potential for termite damage is considered significant. Areas with higher probabilities for termite activity require more termite control measures to meet International Residential Code building standards for new homes than areas with less frequent activity.

Wood eaten by termites

Wood eaten by termites

Mosquito Squad of Columbia is offering a comprehensive Termite Inspection of your home or business.  Using state-of-the-art LED camera and video technology, we are able to show you images of what the technician actually observes – so you can see termite and moisture problems that may exist under your home, and understand the solutions we recommend to protect your structure. We show you images of these areas so you can make a more informed decision regarding prevention, treatment and repairs. Our service also costs about 40% less than the big named termite companies in our area.

Our termite services include:

  • Comprehensive inspections and reporting – this includes on-site home inspection with LED imaging
  • Comprehensive termite treatment & protection – including liquid termiticides, termite bait stations and construction pre-treats
  • Structural moisture control – this can include one of more of the following: moisture barriers, French drains, sump pumps, guttering, foundation vents and encapsulation
  • Termite damage repairs
Our Mosquito Squad of Columbia family

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.

Your home is likely to be the single-biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. Our termite service can ensure that your home is protected against the damages inflicted by termites. Call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today to schedule your comprehensive Termite Inspection  at  (803) 345 – 7575 • email:Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com

Mosquito Squad – America’s leader in Outdoor Pest Control – now handling all of your Pest Control needs.  Ask about our Bundled Pricing Option = one low Monthly Payment

 

Learn more about flea life cycles and about Mosquito Squad of Columbia’s guaranteed flea control service

I have to admit, even though I am in the business of eliminating and preventing nuisance insects, the thought of a flea biting makes my skin crawl. I am sure I am not alone in the disgust most people experience at the sheer mention of a flea infestation. Unlike other nuisance insects, fleas can take over the interior of your home very quickly. Fleas can be very hard to control because they have the ability to acclimate themselves so easily. The flea will reproduce in the rugs, carpets and other plush items in your home. In severe infestations treating fleas at just one part of the life cycle is not enough to gain control over this tiny pest.

Columbia SC Flea Control

Don’t let he small size fool you, fleas are a nuisance that can make your pet very sick.

Fleas are difficult to control because of their four-stage life cycle. If you have ever stood with your pet awaiting the arrival of the doctor inside the veterinarian practice you may have noticed a flea life-cycle diagram or chart on display within the examination room. Chances are you never really gave the chart a second thought, but learning about the flea’s life cycle will help you better understand what is involved in eliminating them. There are four stages in the life cycle of a flea: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Depending on the environmental temperature and humidity levels, the total life cycle will take anywhere from a couple of weeks to many months.

  • The Egg Stage

The beginning of the flea’s life cycle occurs when an adult female flea lays eggs following a blood meal from a host.  The blood host could be you, or your pet. Just like the female mosquito, blood is necessary for the adult flea to reproduce. These eggs are small, white objects just slightly bigger than a grain of salt that are laid in the pet’s fur in bunches of about 20. A single adult female can lay about 50 eggs every day. The flea eggs will then fall off your pet as they move, allowing them to be disbursed throughout the environment where your pet spends his or her time. Eggs are often disbursed throughout the carpets and pet bedding in your home, as well as in your yard. Flea eggs can represent about 50% of the entire flea population present in your home or lawn at any given time.

Flea eggs

Flea eggs

Eggs take anywhere from two days to two weeks to develop, hatching when conditions are right for them. If temperatures are cold and dry, the eggs will take longer. If temperatures are warm and humidity levels are high, the eggs will hatch at a faster rate. The heat and humidity of summer represent perfect egg hatching conditions. Larvae then emerge from the egg as the next life stage of the flea continues…

  • The Larval Stage
Flea larvae

Flea larvae

As the larvae emerge they are blind and will avoid being out in the light. Flea larvae develops over several weeks by eating pre-digested blood (commonly referred to as “flea dirt”), that adult fleas pass and by eating other organic debris in the environment. Flea dirt is visible to the naked eye and can often be seen on the skin of your pet at the base of the fur. Flea dirt looks just like dirt and is often mistaken for just that. Flea larvae are about a quarter of an inch long and are almost transparent. Larvae also have no legs. In some respects the larvae resemble the appearance of a maggot. Larvae make up about 60% of the flea population in the environment. If conditions are favorable, the larvae will spin cocoons in about 5-20 days of hatching from their eggs. This leads to the next life stage, called the cocoon or pupae stage.

Flea life cycle pyramid

  • The Pupae Stage

This stage of the flea’s life cycle accounts for less than 10% of the flea population in your household and yard during an infestation. The pupae, or cocoon stage is the last developmental stage before the adult flea emerges. The cocoon protects the pupae for several days or weeks before the adult flea emerges. In some cases the cocoon can protect the developing flea for months, and even years in some cases.

Flea pupae

Flea pupae

The cocoon has a sticky outer coating allowing them to hide deep in your carpeting and not be easily removed by light vacuuming or sweeping. The pupae, stage is nearly impossible to eliminate because you can’t kill pupae when you vacuum! The vibration caused by the vacuum will actually stimulate the pupae to emerge. Much like the mosquito, as the new adult flea emerges from its cocoon it is drawn to a potential blood host by sensing carbon dioxide and body heat, as well as movement and vibration. Something as simple as your dog walking across a rug can alert the flea it is time to emerge from its safe haven and feed.

Dog getting application of dermal flea and tick control

Dog getting application of dermal flea and tick control.

  • The Adult Flea

It only takes a few hours for an adult flea to begin its reign of terror once it emerges from the cocoon. Shortly after the first meal, adult fleas will breed and begin laying eggs within a few days. Female fleas must obtain a blood meal in order to lay eggs and perpetuate the life cycle all over again.  Adult fleas account for less than 5% of the entire flea population present in your home, on your pet or in your yard during an infestation. Fleas are responsible for tapeworms and flea allergy dermatitis in your pet and in rare cases can even cause your pet to become anemic due to blood loss.

Flea activity spikes during warm weather, and Mosquito Squad of Columbia has received many calls regarding flea infestations already this season. Our flea control consists of a series of 3 treatments to kill existing fleas and guard against new ones hatching within the treated area. After 3 treatments, Mosquito Squad of Columbia will guarantee the premises will remain flea free the entire season. We do recommend keeping your pet on a regular schedule of flea preventative as prescribed by your veterinarian. Many oral products are highly effective such as Comfortis and Trifexis, but over time these products can be tough on your pet’s stomach. Topical flea preventative are essentially ineffective at controlling fleas. Our program is so effective at stopping the fleas before they reach your pet, you may not need to administer the flea control pills at all.

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia. Our own little Sophie Dog is happy and flea free!

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia. Our own little Sophie Dog is happy and flea free!

In order to receive our guaranteed 3-treatment flea program you do not have to be on the mosquito program. This is not a prerequisite of program participation. However, if you are one of our Mosquito Squad customers it is more economical because we bill the flea program as an add-on service. This means when we treat the lawn for mosquitoes we also treat for fleas. Within this same application we will also treat for adult ticks. Mosquito Squad of Columbia can also treat for fleas inside the house if necessary. This can include rugs, pet bedding or your favorite couch or chair. You will have to allow sufficient time to dry before you let pets or family back on it. It doesn’t stain. We only do it if pets have brought fleas inside, and we also ask customers requesting an interior treatment to vacuum thoroughly before we arrive. It is also important to remind you that discarding your spent vacuum cleaner bags is important as it can contain all stages of fleas from egg to adult and can lead to re-infestation if not handled and disposed of properly and in a timely manner.

If you are ready to put an end to the endless cycle of fleas and the discomfort they cause to both you and your pet, contact Mosquito Squad of Columbia today for a free quote • (803) 345 – 7575 • email:Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com

Wet weather in the Columbia, SC area is making gnat populations rise along with our annoyance

Up close and personal with a gnat.

Up close and personal with the annoying gnat.

Those little backyard pests have arrived in full force this season. They are sometimes referred to as “no see um’s” which is really a cute word for the very annoying gnat!  Those tiny bugs that you can’t see before they are inches in front of you are called gnats. Gnats seem to find their way into our homes and are attracted by rotting food and moisture. Some come into your home on fruit that you have purchased, others gnats find their way inside through openings in your house such as doors and cracks. Gnats are actually part of the Diptera family of insects, with the name implying “two wings”, and are a type of fly.

Along with being annoying, certain types of gnats do bite humans which can lead to skin irritations. Some gnats also spread disease. Gnats multiply quickly, laying hundreds of eggs in a short amount of time which can lead to unsanitary conditions if the problem gets out of control in and around your home.

Getting to know your gnat

Gnats in Spring

Does this resemble your backyard?

There are several types of gnats and each come with their own propensity to annoy us in different ways. Eye gnats live off the eye fluid of animals such as livestock that like to congregate in herds. Extremely large aggregations of eye gnats are common in areas that have loose sandy soils, especially in the southern United States. Some research indicates eye gnats can cause conjunctivitis, cancer and other disease in cows.

Gall gnats, also known by some as “midges” are tiny and frail and can wreak havoc on crops when present in large numbers. Sand gnats also called “no see ums” bite and actually suck blood leaving red bumps and rashes behind in their wake. Sand gnats are prevalent in sandy areas. Fungus gnats are found in moist environments and thrive on decomposing food and can be found in many homes thriving in household plants.

Gnats are very difficult to control when we have normal precipitation but are even more difficult to control with all the wet weather we have experienced thus far for the season. In essence the rain, and over watering associated with the weather is a huge contributor of rising gnat populations all over the Columbia area. This season we have seen a particularly bad gnat problem on the South side of Lexington, SC. This is due in part to the sand based soil prevalent in that area which facilitate large gnat populations.Gnats prefer laying their eggs in areas where their brood can easily rise up from the loose soil. Gnats like similar conditions to those of mosquitoes – damp, warm, moist areas with lush vegetation and standing water. More humidity and moisture, paired with the abundance of foliage and flowers, make the perfect home for gnats.

Gnat on leaf with a raindrop

Notice the sheer size of this tiny gnat as it appears next to a drop of dew.

Getting rid of the gnats

To get the best results you will want to take additional measures to make your area less conducive to gnats. Remove rotting vegetation from the yard, including the spent undersides of any potted plants or flowers on or around your deck or patio. Remove and tip over devices that may hold standing water. Remove old leaves, logs, and dead fall around your home. Rake out the area and let it dry out this will discourage the gnat from returning to those areas. When watering your lawn or plants, don’t over water. You want the areas to sufficiently dry out before watering again. We recommend watering 3 days per week, and water in the early morning hours so the sun, paired with evaporation throughout the day will dry off any excess moisture present. Mosquito Squad of Columbia advises you to stay on our mosquito control program throughout the season to get the best gnat control. We cannot guarantee the gnat control applications but 75% of our customers who are on both the mosquito and gnat control saw a significant decrease in the gnats in their yards.

Here is our solution. With every barrier spray treatment, we spray the ground with the product we use to control mosquitoes. If this is not sufficient then we add an additional product used to treat the gnats and fleas specifically. In extreme cases we can enroll you in our platinum program where we spray your yard on a 2 week schedule.  We have had a great deal of success in protecting residents in the area from gnats. The degree of treatment you will need depends on your individual circumstances and property.

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia

The crew at Mosquito Squad of Columbia

Contact Mosquito Squad of Columbia to learn more about controlling the bugs that are bothering you, including gnats, mosquitoes, fire ants, fleas, ticks, spiders and flies. We can help keep you and your family happy and healthy this season with bug-free days, and bug-free nights. Call us today for a free quote •  (803) 345 – 7575 • email:columbia@mosquitosquad.com