Imagine it’s a nice, warm summer day and you’re out on your patio, trying to enjoy a cool glass of lemonade and the company of friends. Things seem fine at first, but as the day rolls on and the sun starts to set, you find yourself swatting mosquitoes more and more, only to finally give up and go inside. The mosquitoes won again.
Chances are, this scenario sounds familiar, and you’ve probably been there before. It’s no fun not being able to enjoy your own outdoor oasis, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Aside from being annoying bugs that cause itchy bites, mosquitoes carry some serious diseases that nobody should need to worry about. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, as of October 16, 2017, there were 17 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in South Carolina, and likely more since then. Unfortunately, at least one WNV case was fatal. Aside from West Nile, there are much more serious mosquito-borne illnesses to be wary of, including Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE), which occurs more frequently in horses but is definitely transmittable to humans, and often deadly. In fact, South Carolina DHEC reports that there have been hundreds of cases of EEE reported in horses recent years. The list of mosquito-vectored illnesses goes on.
At Mosquito Squad of Augusta, it’s our mission to protect you, your loved ones, and guests from these scary mosquito-transmitted diseases and the annoyances they cause. Even if there weren’t any health risks, the swatting and itching of their bites are enough to drive anyone mad, and we firmly believe that people shouldn’t have to surrender their yards to these pests. We’re to help you enjoy the outdoors like it was meant to be enjoyed, free from worries of biting bugs.
Some people think that because there is a North Augusta mosquito control program from the city that they’re protected — nothing could be further from the truth. Municipal mosquito control programs are focused on open bodies of water like wetlands and marshes, and public places such as parks and roadways, not private properties. The trucks that drive around in the middle of the night fogging for mosquitoes only eliminate mosquitoes on contact in that general vicinity, rarely even reaching the front doors of residents. Backyard mosquito control from those fogging trucks? It just doesn’t happen.
The formula that Mosquito Squad uses to eliminate mosquitoes and other biting yard pests is much different than what municipal programs use. Yes, they both eliminate adult mosquitoes on contact, but that’s where the similarities end. Our solution was specially developed to be time released, meaning that not only does it eliminate bugs upon application, but continues to keep working for three weeks. It even prevents mosquito and other insect eggs from hatching, thus stopping their life cycle.
Mosquito Squad’s highly-trained technicians will come out to your property and inspect it first, treating any standing water pools and any other potential mosquito breeding sites with larvicide to eliminate any existing larvae and prevent future larvae. Then we treat the perimeter of your yard with our odorless barrier spray, working our way inward. We take extra care to avoid flowers and other blooming plants that bees like to pollinate, but we definitely cover all other surfaces, including foliage, bushes, trees, and the underside of leaves. We also treat other surfaces where they like to be, such as woodpiles, under decks and on porches, patios, and more.
Our EPA-registered formula only takes 30 minutes to dry, at which time your family and pets can return to your yard. When it is dry, it is now adhering to all the surfaces it was applied to, and for three weeks after initial distribution, any new mosquitoes or other biting insects that come into contact with it will also be eliminated by up to 90%. There’s no need to even worry about remembering to call us for reapplication of our barrier treatment, because we offer seasonal barrier treatment plans so you can enjoy summers in your yard and leave the bugs up to us.
With the Masters Tournament being such a high profile and highly-lucrative event for the local economy, we know that many local residents rent out their properties to visitors for the duration of the tournament, often for some time before or after the competition is over. Even if you don’t have a seasonal treatment plan, Mosquito Squad can ensure the comfort of your guests with our special event service, wherein we will come out to your property between 24-72 hours prior to their arrival and distribute our barrier treatment, ensuring a mosquito-free stay and increasing the likelihood for better reviews and future references.
Our special event service isn’t just limited to Masters Tournament hosts, of course. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, family reunion, birthday party, or other special occasion, give us a call and we’ll treat the area to make sure your guests aren’t on the mosquito menu. Your event will be memorable to your guests for all the right reasons, not “well it was fun until we had to leave early because the mosquitoes were so bad."
While our traditional barrier treatment is usually enough for most people, we completely understand if homeowners want even more control over their yard pest population. Especially if the property is near a marshy or more woodsy area, our automatic misting systems are the ideal choice.
These systems are strategically installed to blend in with your lawn and landscape and emit a mist of our specially formulated solution at specific times for about 45 seconds, usually at dawn and dusk. But it’s all about preference — our included remote control app makes it easy to adjust the schedule of programmed mist treatments and lets you trigger a one-time treatment if you desire. With such customized control at your fingertips, our automatic misting systems are over 90% effective.
Mosquito Squad’s specially formulated solution works on more than mosquitoes — it also eliminates other biting insects on contact as well the the same effectiveness, including adult ticks, fleas and more. While for certain bugs we may need to slightly alter our formula and approach, please note that misting systems are the only way to control no-see-ums because of their short, two-day life cycle.
After installation, Mosquito Squad’s takes care of all refills, summer setup, winterization, and any maintenance required. We are able to monitor your system from our end, so you never have to worry about contacting us if there’s a problem.
Mosquito Squad can definitely accommodate. All of our products are EPA-registered, but we’re aware there are some customers who won’t settle for less than anything 100% “green.” That’s why we developed an essential-oil-based, all-natural alternative to our traditional barrier treatment. This solution emits a botanical fragrance that repels insects and essentially “chases” them out of your yard. The scent wears off to human noses after about an hour, but bugs’ senses of smell are much more attuned to this and find it unpleasant. Most customers notice a reduction in yard pests with our all-natural formula by up to 75% with this method. Also a time-released formula, for best results we recommend another treatment every two weeks.
At Mosquito Squad, we’re confident you’ll be happy with our products and services, but if there’s any reason you’re not, let us know and we’ll either treat your yard again or offer your money back — no questions asked. We believe in our products and your satisfaction is up the utmost importance to us.
We take your North Augusta SC mosquito control seriously, and the comfort and safety of you, your family, and guests are our top priority. It’s time to take back your yard and call Mosquito Squad today. Give us a call at (706) 922-9675 or fill out the contact form on our homepage and we’ll reach out to you. No matter how we get in touch, we look forward to helping you!