As we approach the warmer months ahead, you may be wondering how you can reduce the mosquito population within your yard. The answer’s quite simple. In order to reduce the mosquito population within your yard, you need to be proactive and not reactive. By performing our highly effective barrier spray prior to the mosquito population skyrocketing and then throughout the season, you can expect to see a dramatic decrease in the number of mosquitoes you come into contact with in your yard. If you’re planning on having spring and summer get-togethers, don’t have your guests literally itching to leave, call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia today!
While it’s still winter, the weather for the past couple of weeks has been extremely mild for this time of year. In fact, we’re already fielding calls from customers whose yard has become a mosquito breeding ground. While we may see colder days just yet, seeing as how it’s still February, right now is still the best time to call and have your yard sprayed in order to keep up that barrier and keep mosquitoes out of your yard. Not only will our barrier spray keep most mosquitoes away, but it will eliminate those which land within your yard on contact. If you’re seeing a rise in the mosquito population within your yard, keep calm and call The Squad!
As mentioned earlier, being proactive in combatting mosquitoes is the best methodology. So long as you stay on top of the issue, there really shouldn’t be an issue eventually. Simply put, once mosquitoes gain a good stronghold with multiple areas where they lay their eggs in and around your yard, the more difficult it will become to put a cap on their population in and around your yard. In addition to our barrier spray, you should also keep in mind the “5 Ts” of mosquito control. If you’re unaware of them, click here to find out about them.
With 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.
Fall 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.
If 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.
To 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Do you find yourself constantly restocking your citronella candle and bug spray supply? Does it feel like mosquitoes are swarming your yard? In recognition of Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Mosquito Squad of Columbia wants to help inform residents of Columbia on how to most effectively ensure your yard isn’t a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The recent rains we’ve experienced over the past several weeks have undoubtedly created numerous mosquito breeding areas.
What are mosquito breeding areas?
Mosquitoes are capable of breeding in or even near standing water. In fact, hundreds of mosquitoes can be hatched from standing water inside of a bottle cap! If there is standing water within your yard, you can be certain that mosquitoes are laying their eggs there and soon you will have hundreds, if not thousands, of new mosquitoes looking for their next meal. The first step to reducing your family’s contact with mosquitoes is removing standing water from your yard.
As part of Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 21 – 27, 2015, yard expert and licensed contractor Jason Cameron has teamed up with Mosquito Squad, the national leader in tick and mosquito elimination and its Squad of technicians in Columbia, South Carolina to eliminate annoying and often times dangerous mosquitoes. As always, we recommend following the “7 T’s”. The “7 T’s” can help reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard and in turn reduce your chances of being bitten by one of these potentially disease carrying pests. Here are the “7 T’s”:
TIP. A bottle cap filled with water holds enough water for mosquitoes to breed. Since mosquitoes breed in standing water, the elimination of standing water decreases a mosquito’s breeding ground. Squad technicians report that yards with bird baths, play sets with tire swings, tree houses, portable fireplaces and pits and catch basins are the biggest offenders. Have a tire swing? Cameron’s hack is to drill holes in the bottom of the tire to empty water or even replace the tire with a wooden or plastic swing.
TOSS. The Squad technicians see a lot of yard waste, so remember to TOSS that yard trash, bag up those clippings and leaves and make sure firewood is stacked neatly. Cameron suggests building or installing a firewood holder to be sure that your firewood pile doesn’t trap water.
TURN. Walk the yard every few days and turn over items that could hold water and trash. Look for children’s portable sandboxes, slides or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts; in plant saucers, empty pots, light fixtures and dog water bowls.
REMOVE TARPS. Many homeowners have tarps, or covers, on items residing in their outdoor spaces. If not stretched taut, they are holding water. Check tarps over firewood piles, portable fire places, recycling cans, boats, sports equipment and grills. Advice from Cameron: use bungee cords to keep tarps tight.
TAKE CARE. Home maintenance can be a deciding factor in property values and mosquito bites. Regularly clean out gutters and make sure the downspout is attached properly. Re-grade areas where water stands more than a few hours, and make sure that all fallen branches and hollow trees or logs are removed from the property. Check irrigation systems to ensure that they aren’t leaking and causing a breeding haven. Keep lawn height low and weed areas.
TEAM UP. Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito and tick control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property.
TREAT. Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body.
If you want to make sure your yard is mosquito free for the summer, call us today at (803) 345.7575, email us at email@example.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you and keeping your yard mosquito free!