While we are nearing the return of school and football season, the rest of the country may be celebrating the onset of fall and cooler weather. However, if you’ve lived here in Columbia long enough, you know that it won’t cool down until November. With that in mind, that means that mosquitoes will still be out and about for that same duration. With the hot, humid long days ahead, even after the first day of fall, you can expect the mosquito population to remain high. For this reason, you should call Mosquito Squad of Columbia if you’re experiencing high mosquito activity.
The most effective mosquito control is when it’s applied constantly and consistently. Our barrier application works best when it’s applied several times. The compounding effects of multiple applications are what ensures that your yard is a mosquito-free area. We leave no time for mosquitoes to establish a breeding area within your yard and therefore keep them from entering or existing in your yard.
You’re more than likely going to be having guests over for Labor Day, Halloween, football parties and Thanksgiving. Who knows, it may still be mosquito season come Christmas time! If you don’t want your guests and yourself to become mosquito magnets and ultimately mosquito food for these upcoming events, call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia. We’re the area’s most effective mosquito control company and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you’ve watched the news in the last few days or even weeks, you’ve probably heard the mentioning of West Nile virus. Most recently, according to a recent article on The State, “West Nile virus has been found in downtown Columbia bird”. While the virus hasn’t been found in a person as of yet, it’s certainly concerning. While you can’t control the entire city’s mosquito population, you can call the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Columbia to control it
within your yard.
To be precise, a deceased bird was found at the corner of Sumter and Hampton streets in downtown Columbia. An area that’s ripe with homes, businesses and nighttime hangout locations. The reason for the concern is that West Nile is transmitted from birds to mosquitoes, then mosquitoes are capable of transmitting the virus to those upon which they feed. It’s caused enough concern for city officials to set mosquito traps within the downtown area in order to test them for West Nile.
Now, this is absolutely not a reason to panic. Every summer we hear someone talk about West Nile virus and we go about our business. The one thing you can do is to remain proactive. Simply following the T’s of Mosquito Control can reduce the likelihood of mosquitoes breeding within your yard. The most effective option is to call local mosquito control experts. Our highly effective barrier application will knock down mosquitoes within your yard and eliminate those that land in it after. In fact, we can reduce the mosquito population within your yard by up to 90%.
In addition to reducing mosquito activity within your yard by 90%, we also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If we have applied our barrier application and you’re still outside being bitten, simply call us and we will promptly return to apply another batch of our extremely effective solution at no additional charge. No Bugs. No Bites. No Kidding. That’s our motto and we take it extremely seriously. Call Mosquito Squad of Columbia today at (706) 350.6169.
If you’re the type that enjoys spending time on your deck, patio or simply out in your yard during the late afternoons, you may want to be extra careful about mosquito bites. As annoying and itchy as mosquito bites are already, West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. As you’re well aware, we’ve received plenty of rain as of late and that means the mosquito population will grow in the next few weeks. If you’re experiencing higher mosquito activity within your yard, it’s time to call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.
Remember, mosquitoes can breed in as little water as a soda bottle lid. If you have standing water on your property, it’s imperative to remove it. In addition to performing your own “mosquito-proofing”, it’s just as important to have a professional, licensed mosquito control company to keep these biting, blood-sucking pests out of your yard. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee – meaning, if you’re not satisfied then we will respray your property or refund your money. It’s as simple as that. We want our customers to know that we are here to remove mosquitoes and other biting and stinging pests.
Additionally, you can expect a different level of professionalism with us than with most other mosquito control companies in our area. We will notify you before we arrive, so you know we’re coming. We will also ensure that all our vehicles and mosquito control technicians are clearly outfitted in Mosquito Squad of Columbia logos and apparel. We understand our customers want to know exactly who’s arriving to their home. You can count on us no matter what time of day or year it is to get back with you if you ever have any questions or concerns. That’s the Mosquito Squad™ difference.
To find out how Mosquito Squad of Columbia can keep West Nile virus carrying mosquitoes out of your yard for the rest of the mosquito season, call us today at (706) 510.3405, email us at email@example.com or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
If you are familiar with Mosquito Squad of Columbia’s services you already know about our proven and effective barrier spray for mosquitoes. Our barrier spray eliminates 85-95% of the mosquitoes around your home for up to 3 weeks before needing to be reapplied for continuous protection. In addition, we offer special event mosquito control for weddings, family reunions, birthday celebrations or even weekend parties.
For many homeowners, our barrier sprays every 3 weeks gives them the mosquito protection they want in their yard. Other homeowners find that their yard needs additional protection. You may entertain outdoors more than some other homeowners and therefore may want to increase your protection more frequently. Perhaps an opportunity to invite guests to your home for a celebration came up unexpectedly and you simply want to be sure no bug bites occur during your party. Knowing you will always have the protection you need whenever you choose will give you the peace of mind you are looking for in mosquito protection around your home.
Our permanently installed misting system works somewhat similarly to an irrigation system. It can be pre-programmed to turn on during pre-set times each day. It can also be set to turn on a few hours before any planned party. There’s no need for you to remember to turn it on before your guests arrive. As a party host, you have enough things to remember to do. The mist protection will eliminate every kind of swarming pest, including gnats, midges and mosquitoes, prior to the time your guests will be arriving. The misting system can also be turned on manually at any time. If you are relaxing in your chair outside reading a book or talking to a friend on your deck and begin noticing any flying pests, the system even has a remote so you can mist your yard without leaving your chair.
Each nozzle in the system is discreetly tucked away in your landscaping or under house eaves. Each year, we will visit your home in the spring to start the system and come back in the fall to winterize it. We take care of all the maintenance for you. An advanced wireless monitoring system notifies us (or you if you prefer) of any leaks, power failures, etc. so we can promptly service your system when necessary. Nozzles are isolated at the controller so any line breaks allow each nozzle to be shut off by the system until repaired, while you continue to get the mosquito protection you need.
Utilize Mosquito Squad of Columbia for all your insect and pest control needs. We successfully treat and rid your yard and home of mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, fleas and termites. Contact us today to sign up. Call (803) 345-7575 or call toll-free 877-MO-SQUAD. You can also email us at Columbia@MosquitoSquad.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
If you’re looking for highly-qualified professionals to get rid of spiders on and around your Lake Murray dock and home and keep them gone, then Mosquito Squad of Columbia is the company to call. Every single one of our employees is a certified applicator. Additionally, we have several certified pest-control technicians. We take our training and certification very seriously, especially when it comes to applying our barrier application near water sources.
No spiders here!
Time and time again we arrive at a home on Lake Murray and notice that the whole house is nearly engulfed in large, viscous spider webs. If your lake house and dock are being overrun by spiders, keep calm and call The Squad! Our barrier application will knock down spiders and then we will remove their webs. The transformation your home will make without spider webs on it is something you probably can’t even imagine if you’ve been living with these pests for a long period of time.
Imagine walking into this at night
At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, we believe you should be able to enjoy any part of your yard, no matter what time of day or year it is. Your dock is a place where you should be able to sit and relax in the evenings without worrying about being bitten by a spider. If your dock is under attack by an army of spiders, Mosquito Squad of Columbia is here to remedy the situation. After we treat your property, you won’t notice any strong odor or residue, you’ll only notice there aren’t any of those pesky spiders anywhere to be found.
To have your Lake Murray property treated for spiders, call us today at 803.345.7575, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below. We look forward to taking care of your spider problem for you.
As the pleasantly warm evenings and cookout season approach, the last thing you want to have at your next outdoor get-together is a swarm of biting pests. Imagine being able to sit out on your deck or patio this very evening and not having a single mosquito trying to bite you – the thought of it just feels nice. Let Mosquito Squad of Columbia take mosquitoes off the guest list for all your upcoming outdoor events with our traditional barrier spray. We can reduce the mosquito population in your yard by up to 90%.
When it comes to the most aggressive mosquito in our area, the Asian tiger mosquito is the resounding title holder. If you have been outside during the middle of the day, when most mosquitoes are not as active but are getting bitten, you’re more than likely the victim of the Asian tiger mosquito. The Asian tiger mosquito is more aggressive, and its bites are more painful than most other mosquitoes. Along with being more aggressive and annoying than other mosquitoes, they are more capable of transmitting disease. When it comes to mosquito control Columbia SC, it’s best to leave the job to true professionals that will ensure your yard is mosquito free.
The Asian tiger mosquito in Columbia, South Carolina
As you prepare for the outdoor get-togethers ahead, you may want to consider utilizing the professional services of Mosquito Squad of Columbia. In order to keep you and your guests from getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, a barrier spray would keep your yard free of not only the Asian tiger mosquito but all mosquitoes and biting and stinging pests. Don’t allow these bloodsucking pests to dictate how much fun everyone has at your next cookout.
Have 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.
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?
According 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.
Body 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!
Natural 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.
The “vampiric” factor also plays a role in the mosquito’s preference to feed on 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. The 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.
Aside 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!
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.
Contact 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 email@example.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
If you’re shopping around for a reliable, professional mosquito control company in the Columbia, SC, market, you’ve more than likely noticed there are several options from which to choose. Therefore, we feel it’s pertinent to communicate what separates Mosquito Squad of Columbia from other mosquito and pest control companies here in our area. There are 3 key areas in which we absolutely excel and take extreme pride in.
Our Technicians: Unlike most of the mosquito and pest control companies here in Columbia, SC, we have no seasonal employees. Our technicians are all full-time employees and all are certified applicators. We additionally have several certified pest control technicians. Also, our organization has 3 full-time master termite technicians as well as a botanist. We take our training and certification extremely serious. Our goal is to be the absolute best in mosquito and pest control, period.
Our Product: Our product is something we are extremely proud of. Undoubtedly, we sell the most expensive chemical in our area. We utilize a higher-quality, more expensive chemical than any other mosquito control company in our area. We add a “knock-down” additive to our microencapsulated barrier application, which lasts longer due to the microencapsulation, even if it rains. We are not willing to sacrifice the quality and effectiveness of our product over price. In short, we apply a more effective solution at a higher quantity than any other mosquito or pest control company in our area.
Our Brand: We are entirely dedicated to our customer service and our brand. We’re designed to be a mosquito control company. We have the necessary system in place to service our customers from top to bottom. We maintain constant updates and communication to each of our clients. The day prior to coming to put down a barrier spray, we email our customers. The day of, we will call our customers to let them know we’re on our way and when they can expect us. Once we’ve completed our barrier application, we leave a baggy on the door letting our customers know we were there and what was performed. Our customers are our business and, again, we want to be the best in the business at customer service as well.
What is it that makes Mosquito Squad of Columbia the best mosquito control company in our area? Is it the thorough training of our technicians? Is it our unparalleled service? In order to get the absolute best results, let us do what we do best, keeping your yard mosquito-free with season-long barrier spray applications.
Simply put, a one-time spray for mosquitoes on your property isn’t going to keep your yard mosquito-free for the entire summer. The absolute best method of mosquito control is to be extremely proactive, not reactive. While the weather seems to have finally turned into spring, some people may think since it’s been cooler these past few weeks that mosquito sprays are unnecessary; this is not true. By applying a comprehensive barrier application to your yard while the mosquito population is yet to surge, we’ll curb the population in your yard significantly in the next few weeks. However, if we sustain that barrier application and keep it up all season long, then your yard won’t become a feeding frenzy when you go outdoors in the evenings.
By starting out early, we can eliminate existing mosquitoes and disturb the maturation process of the mosquito eggs and larvae. When we return 21 days later and reapply the barrier spray, again the same thing will happen. Mosquitoes are constantly feeding and then laying eggs. If you truly want your yard to be a “mosquito-free” zone, call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia. We have the knowledge and expertise to help you take your yard back from unwanted biting and stinging pests all season long.
While ticks may not get as much attention here in Columbia, SC as they do in the Northeast, they are still capable of transmitting nasty diseases. In order to keep your yard free of ticks, all you have to do is call Mosquito Squad of Columbia. Through our highly effective barrier application, you can expect to see up to a 90% reduction in ticks and mosquitoes within your yard.
The whole goal of removing mosquitoes and ticks from your yard is so that you and your family can take back your yard! You don’t have to be at the mercy of mosquitoes and ticks, just relax and call The Squad. We offer single sprays, as well as our extremely effective season long protection. In order to keep your yard from becoming a tick and mosquito breeding ground this spring and summer, rely on the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Columbia.
The best way to prevent Lyme Disease is to prevent contact with ticks. Our barrier spray eliminates ticks from your yard or the event area we protect. We spray your yard with our proven barrier spray which eliminates ticks and mosquitoes on contact and continues to protect your yard like a protective barrier for the next couple weeks. Our product has a time release formula that enables your protection to work over the span of a couple weeks.
Our goal is to protect you, your family, your dogs, your cats, and your guests over the entire summer season when ticks are out in full force. That’s why our program is season long. We come spray your yard every 2-3 weeks depending on your program so there is no lapse in protection.
Imagine 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.
By 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.
While 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.
Let 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
As you may be well aware, the temperatures here in Columbia have been well above average for the month of February. In addition to the unseasonably warm temperatures, there has been substantial rainfall as well. These two factors set the perfect stage for the mosquito population to kick into high gear much earlier this year. In order to keep you and your family from being bitten day in and day out by annoying, potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes, call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Columbia today to get an early start on curbing the mosquito population within your yard.
Our mosquito barrier application will do the job. The great thing about signing up for our season-long protection is that you never have to worry about calling us to come to your home once the mosquito population has practically exploded. By starting now, we will put down the barrier application which only grows in strength the longer duration we’ve been applying it. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors within your yard, wouldn’t you want to be free of annoying biting and stinging insects?
When it comes to Columbia, SC mosquito control, we can provide up to a 90% reduction in mosquitoes within your yard and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with the results, neither are we. You can fully expect us to go above and beyond to keep pesky, annoying biting and stinging bugs out of your yard. Keep in mind all the spring and summer holidays which can become a feeding frenzy for mosquitoes, such as your Memorial Day weekend and the 4th of July. If you’re having a cookout, take the mosquitoes off the guest list, call The Squad today!
To find out why Mosquito Squad of Columbia is the most trusted name in Columbia, SC mosquito control, call us today at (803) 345-7575, email us at email@example.com or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Some property owners wait until mosquitoes inundate the property and swarm. Be proactive and don’t wait until you are overwhelmed to begin the mosquito control process. The mosquito breeding cycle time shortens as weather gets warmer.
1. TIP: Tip over items in your yard to reduce standing water and help eliminate mosquito breeding areas. Such as sandboxes, toys, and wagons. Also, planting saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include gutters and flat roofs
2. TOSS: Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yard ad these areas are ripe for mosquito breeding
3. TURN: Turn over large yard items that could hold water like children’s protable sandboxes or plastic toys
4. TARPS/REMOVE: If tarps stretced over firewood piles, boats, or sports equipment aren’t taught, they’re holding water. Remove them or keep them pulled tight.
5. TREAT: Utilize Mosquito Squad’s Barrier Spray protection program around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment reduces the need for spraying DEET containing bug spray on your children. We can eliminate up to 90% of the mosquitos on a property.
In order to ensure your yard doesn’t become a mosquito breeding ground once warmer weather has arrived, it’s extremely important to remain vigilant in removing standing water from your yard. To find out why Mosquito Squad of Columbia is one of the most trusted names in Columbia, SC mosquito control, call us today at (706) 350.6179, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!