Record Warmth Brings out the Bugs!

With record temperatures in the 80s and sunny skies predicted for the Columbia SC markets over the Easter weekend , mosquitoes and other biting insects are already out in many neighborhoods. At Mosquito Squad of Columbia, new business is coming from a wide range of sources: call-ins from yard signs, internet leads, referrals from family members, outdoor enthusiasts we met at the Home and Garden and Historic Columbia Gardening Symposium – these are just a few of the ways new customers are finding us and getting much-needed relief from these outdoor pests.

Jessica R. of Columbia called in today, desperate to help her two-and-a-half year old son who suffers with allergic reactions to mosquito bites. “Last year we had to take him to the emergency room” as a result of mosquito bites. Jessica was relieved to hear of our barrier treatment solution for eliminating biting insects that’s safe for her toddler and “shorkie” mix dog. Jessica called after seeing a yard sign in Blythewood.

Ann F. from the Heathwood neighborhood of Columbia found us on the internet. “My niece uses Mosquito Squad in Greenville and she’s very happy. Last year I had (X) Pest Control Company (treatment for mosquitoes) and they burned my roses.” With “lots of flower beds” and “lots of dogs” (seven altogether) safety and a bite-free environment are important for her gardening and pets’ pleasure. Plus, it also kills adults fleas and ticks on contact. And it’s important to work with professionals who specialize in outdoor biting insects and know what plants can be misted and what should be avoided.

We’re in a bit of a transition period for the next two weeks: mosquitoes, fleas, and other bugs are out and beginning to bite, but most neighborhoods don’t have enough leaves on the trees and shrubs.

Plan to protect your family and pets from outdoor pests now. The barrier treatment schedule is quickly filling up for April. Columbia residents should get a handle on the bug season before they biting insects move into your backyard.

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