Warm Temperatures and Standing Water Are a Perfect Combination for Mosquito Breeding

Author: Mosquito Squad of Columbia

We’re sure everyone is well aware of rising temperatures and the amount of rainfall we have received here in Columbia SC. What many people may not realize is that, with all this rainfall, the mosquito population is undoubtedly going to surge. Simple math would lead one to deduce that with the mosquito population exploding, the potential for disease carrying mosquitoes also increases. Standing water is a huge factor when it comes to mosquito control in Columbia, South Carolina. Let Mosquito Squad of Columbia turn your yard into the exception to the rule. Don’t allow mosquitoes to keep you from enjoying your yard during these summer months.

With both West Nile Virus and the newcomer Chikungunya being spread by local mosquitoes, mosquito control is of the utmost importance. Due to the extreme amount of rain and high humidity, the conditions are absolutely perfect for the potential spread of both West Nile and Chikungunya. Standing water in a ditch can breed millions of mosquitoes. Most disease carrying mosquitoes, specifically the Asian Tiger Mosquito, maintain an area of approximately 300 yards from where they originally hatch. Therefore, if there is standing water near or in your yard, you, your family, and your pets are going to be targeted by the mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes will feed on any meal they can get. While people may be aware of the dangerous diseases mosquitoes pass on to humans, they often overlook those faced by their pets. Mosquitoes are capable of passing on heartworms to your pets. If not vaccinated against heartworms the impact on your pets can be lethal. We at Mosquito Squad of Columbia believe that you shouldn’t have to worry about getting infected, having your pet get infected, or even having to worry about being bitten by a mosquito in your own yard. Let us help you take your yard back!

To see just how effective Mosquito Squad of Columbia is at ridding your yard of these buzzing, biting, annoying pests, give us a call today!