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How to get rid of Hilton Head no-see-ums and gnats

No-see-ums and gnats. You know those clouds of little bugs are a big problem around the Hilton Head area. Seems they’re practically everywhere you go. And their bites . . . there’s just no way to avoid them. Or is there?

Here at Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head, we help eliminate no-see-ums and gnats in your yard. If no-see-ums are keeping you from enjoying your yard, know that there’s hope with adding an automatic misting system.

What are no-see-ums?

AKA sandflies, bitiges, midgies, punkies and scientifically classified as Ceratopogonidae

If you have no-see-ums in your yard, you’ll probably quickly skip over this paragraph. If you’re not sure what is biting the heck out of you, read further. No-see-ums are tiny – only 1 – 3 mm long. The females reproduce after having a blood meal from their host – you. Their mouthparts have cutting teeth and elongated mandibles to effectively suck blood used to reproduce. They are aggressive biting bugs that leave painful itchy welts in their wake.

Misting systems are your only defense against no-see-ums and gnats

Not only are our misting systems are an amazing way to control mosquitoes and ticks in your yard, but they’re the the only way to control Hilton Head no-see-ums and gnats. Why? Because when you see those clouds of tiny bugs swirling around, they’re not just flying — they’re mating. Once they become adults, no-see-ums and gnats only live for about two days, so you could say they were in a hurry. These bugs are ALWAYS multiplying, and one female can lay up to 500 eggs at once. So the only way to control no-see-ums is by continuing to attack them as they’re breeding.

And that’s exactly what misting systems do.

Once installed, an automatic misting system is programmed to release our specially-developed barrier treatment formula at designated times of the day for 30 seconds at a time. This effectively eliminates over 90% of adult mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs on your property as well. But Hilton Head no-see-ums are basically tiny vampires — they rarely come out during the day. Because we know they’ll be blood sucking and breeding in the evening hours, we additionally program your misting system to do three 45-second bursts at night, too.

But the power is ultimately in your hands.

Yes, they’re called “automatic misting systems,” but you’ve got the power to trigger the system and disperse the treatment whenever you want with the included remote control. So, if you’re out in the yard and notice a cloud of no-see-ums ruining your atmosphere, just push the button and the misting will begin.

Don’t let the idea of installation prevent you from Hilton Head gnat control.

Many people assume installation of a misting system is going to be a giant, time-consuming ordeal. Not with Mosquito Squad. Once we design your system, installation is a breeze for our technicians, and we make sure that the misters are as strategically placed and blend in with the landscape, making them as unnoticeable as possible.

All service included.

Aside from being the most effective yard pest treatment on the market, the best part about Mosquito Squad’s automatic misting systems is that once you’ve got one installed, we take care of all the service for you, year-round. That includes refilling the system, any repairs needed, winterization, maintenance — you name it. The only finger you’ll need to lift with a misting system is if you want to push the button on the remote control!

Isn’t it time to take back your yard from Hilton Head no-see-ums, gnats, mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting insects? Give Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head a call at 912-210-5909 today for a free consultation. We look forward to helping you!

Mosquito Control Hilton Head Helps You Enjoy the Outdoors

Whether entertaining on your deck or enjoying a few laps in your pool, your outside living space should be a stress-free place to enjoy. You’ve worked hard to create a gorgeous oasis, a special place to make memories with families and friends. So, why are you stuck inside?

While you have all the amenities you need to relax or grill up some fresh fish, the one thing you may be missing from this scene is protection against mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes Can Ruin Any Day

When you sit on your back porch or play with your animals in the grass, are you constantly swatting away mosquitoes? Hilton Head is a beautiful place to live, but its proximity to marshlands and lagoons make it a prime spot for mosquitoes. They swarm and bite, sometimes before you even know it. You deserve to be able to experience all the comforts of your yard, not dodging mosquitoes.

How Are You Preventing Hilton Head Mosquito Invasions?

What are you currently doing to prevent the infestation of mosquitoes into your home? If you’ve tried citronella candles in TIKI torches or used another mosquito spray treatment that didn’t last, then it’s time to try something new. Don’t let mosquitoes bully you off your lawn and into the house! With Mosquito Squad of Hilton Head working for you, you’ll receive a superior option that eliminates up to 90 percent of them and lasts for up to three weeks.

Barrier Protection Spray Programs Keep Your Yard Protected

If you didn’t know that you could treat your entire lawn, here’s what you need to know. The barrier protection spray program is more than just a simple spray. It works to create an actual barrier between your yard and the mosquitoes. The treatment immediately rids the area of mosquitoes on contact. With the first treatment, you’ll see noticeable reduction of mosquitoes. Even better, the protection lasts for as long as 21 days. Continuing to treat on a regular schedule helps keep the barrier strong and you and your yard protected.

Take Back Your Yard with Mosquito Control Hilton Head

The professionals at Mosquito Squad of Hilton Head are ready to help defend your yard from the army of mosquitoes that can turn a lovely day into a nightmare. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our revolutionary barrier protection program, keeping mosquitoes at bay much longer than traditional sprays. Enjoy your backyard again with the help of the Mosquito Squad experts. Call us today at ((912) 210-5909 today or email us to learn more.

Why Mosquito Control Hilton Head Is The Company You Keep

Nowadays, almost every exterminator around offers
an answer for all your pest control problems. These include mice, termites, ants, cockroaches and the list goes on and on. The problem with these “one-stop pest control shops” lies heavily in their lack of expertise, knowledge and experience in treating mosquitoes. Mosquitoes cannot be effectively controlled, or prevented, by a “one size fits all” program.

How Mosquito Control Hilton Head is Different

Mosquito Control Hilton Head offers many advantages over the cookie cutter approach to mosquito control. One of the major differences is that our product was designed with mosquito control in mind. We use only the highest- quality products available regardless of cost. Our micro-encapsulated barrier treatment works because of the superior combination of products we use along with its strategic application. Due to the time-released residual of our product, when it has dried (30 minutes) rainwater will not easily wash away the product either. All of these factors deliver an effective mosquito control treatment that stays put and does what it is meant to do!

We achieve 85-90% reduction on the first barrier treatment. Our formula immediately eradicates existing mosquitoes on contact, so realistically, the reduction is almost immediate. Continuing the program will ensure residual protection for the entire time you are on the service. During your first treatment, our technicians carefully inspect your property and eliminate or treat standing water, a potential mosquito breeding site, with a larvacide. This stops the life cycle of the mosquito at the larvae stage, so they cannot become adults. Then our technicians will treat to eliminate any adult mosquitoes currently on your property. This also builds a barrier against any mosquitoes that enter your yard after treatment from other areas.

You wouldn’t trust your regular MD to conduct a specialized surgery such as open heart surgery, would you? Then why would you trust a termite or home exterminator to control dangerous mosquitoes in your Hilton Head backyard?

Nationwide, Mosquito Squad has become the most trusted mosquito control company and the model to which others try to copy. As the founders of the industry, no one has delivered more treatments, protected more families and covered more areas than Mosquito Squad — and the competition is not even close.

For mosquito control in Hilton Head, leave it to the experts here at Mosquito Squad of Savannah-Hilton Head. Call us today at (912) 210-5909 today or email us today to learn more.


Owner Brent Tatum and family

Hilton Head and Bluffton Mosquito Misting System FAQ's

Our mosquito misting systems is a service that many of our Hilton Head and Bluffton clients show a great deal of interest in. Customers on our traditional seasonal mosquito control program often question how they work, how effective they are at controlling mosquitoes and the like. Here in the Savannah -Hilton Head area, there seems to be an element of mystery about these amazing mosquito control systems which stems from the amount of interest they conjure.

Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head aims to educate our clients on all aspects of mosquito control! In an effort to provide the best service and products to our customers, we want to also provide all the information available in regards to our menu of mosquito control options. Gaining this knowledge will help you make the best decision on which type of service best fits you and your family’s needs.

This informative video featured on our YouTube channel details how our mosquito misting systems work:

What is a Mosquito Misting System?

Mosquito misting systems provide an installed, permanent solution to combat mosquitoes on your property. The system is installed around the perimeter of your property or outdoor living spaces.

How Do Mosquito Misting Systems Work?

Mosquito misting systems tie into an electrical outlet and disperse timed mists of our barrier treatment formula when mosquitoes are known to be their most active. The mist covers areas where mosquitoes are hiding or laying their eggs. Keeping in mind that female mosquitoes can lay an average of 300 eggs at a time our misting systems have valuable smart features that are not available with any other misting systems. Our “smart” system monitors tank levels which are filled on a regular basis by our Mosquito Squad professionals. Mist patterns can be customized to sections of your yard that are used most frequently. Prior to having a special outing or party, you can activate a mist by remote control giving you peace of mind that the mosquitoes won’t invade your special event. In addition, this control also gives you the ability to skip a mist as well. Our system even includes a convenient phone app to set or adjust the time of your mist.

What Does a Mosquito Misting System Look Like?

One of our primary goals when installing a new system is to make it as unobtrusive as possible.
Here at Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head, we offer two types of systems.

1) Tank with a 55-gallon drum which we install near your HVAC system to help it blend in with the landscape.

2) A tankless model which is a small box that can be easily hidden. The tankless model does have ¼ inch tubing that is installed on each stainless steel nozzles. If your yard includes a fence, we will install along a fence line to aid obscurity. We also may suggest the use of risers in a landscaped bed to promote an ornamental effect. We can also install the tankless system under the eave of the house (only an option if your home is one story). These come in your choice of colors to match your home or fenceline.


— Misting nozzles mounted to fenceline.

Does the System Require Maintenance?

We will customize your misting system and service the system for a reasonable yearly fee. This yearly fee will include all maintenance, replenishing of the pest treatment solution and service of the system. Winterizing the system is also included. This will ensure you are ready and armed for next season.

How do I Get Started?

Learning more about our mosquito misting systems or requesting an estimate is easy. Get started today by calling us at 912-210-5909 or emailing us today. Make sure to ask about our Misting Systems Hilton Head Winter Special. This special includes free labor on all new misting system customers who sign up to have a mosquito misting system installed December 2017 thru February 2018. (Valued at $850)


Owner Brent Tatum and family

Learn How One Female Mosquito Can Spawn One Billion In Your Hilton Head Backyard

You may think choosing to not protect your Savannah or Hilton Head property from mosquitoes means you will have a few pesky mosquitoes here and there. The worst-case scenario may mean you have to light a citronella candle or spray yourself with repellent when you head outside for the evening — no big deal. Right? Wrong.

I know it may seem like a stretch, but the truth is, one female mosquito can spawn over one billion mosquitoes in just four short weeks within an untreated backyard. Here at Mosquito Squad of Savannah-Hilton Head, we like numbers. Numbers, and equations, help ensure we are doing our job. For example, you may hear our friendly technicians ask How many mosquitoes did you see in your yard before we treated it and how many did you see after we treated? Numbers are a perfect measuring tool. With numbers in mind and by using simple multiplication, the natural order of the mosquito population can turn an army of just one female mosquito into an army of over one billion mosquitoes! Here is how it works…

Week One

In order for a female mosquito to develop viable eggs to facilitate reproduction, she must obtain a sufficient blood meal from a human or another mammal. This often means you, a member of your family or your pet may become the victim. Once a blood meal is obtained, this single female mosquito will then proceed to lay up to 300 eggs.

A female mosquito can lay up to three batches of eggs during her short lifetime. From here the mosquito has already added to the mosquito equation with a significant amount of blood-thirsty offspring in which about half will be female mosquitoes.

Week Two

Our equation now includes 150 new female mosquitoes, plus the original matriarch of the brood which brings the total to 151 female mosquitoes. This is where it really gets interesting; the 150 daughters of the original female mosquito will also lay up to 300 eggs each. This brings the total number of mosquitoes up to 45,300, of which half are female.

Week Three

In week three, 22,650 female mosquitoes will once again lay up to 300 eggs each bringing the number during their egg-laying period to 6,795,300. That is almost 7 million mosquitoes brought into your untreated Savannah or Hilton Head backyard via one female mosquito in just 3 short weeks! Using the same strategy of half being born female will leave us with 3,397,000 females ready to do it all over again.

Week Four

The sum of all homeowner’s fear will weigh in at a whopping 1,319,250,000 mosquitoes from just one female mosquito! That’s over 1.3 BILLION!

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this vicious cycle in your Savannah, Hilton Head or Bluffton area backyard. Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head’s mosquito control program will eliminate mosquitoes that are present on your property and prevent more from taking up residence. By reducing the number of mosquitoes on your treated property, you can literally eliminate billions of mosquitoes. Not only will eliminating these mosquitoes offer you the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy the outdoors this season, it will also reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard that could potentially carry disease.

We offer the perfect solution for your mosquito control needs. Along with our traditional barrier treatment, we also offer essential oil-based mosquito control, mosquito control for special events and convenient mosquito misting systems. Call Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head at (912) 210-5909 today or email us today to learn more.


Owner Brent Tatum and family

Learn the 7 T's of Mosquito Control for Your Hilton Head Backyard

Hilton Head, Bluffton and Skidaway Island’s 7 T’s will help keep your yard mosquito-free!

Many Hilton Head, Bluffton and Skidaway Islanders feel that just hiring a mosquito control company is enough to keep mosquitoes at bay. Yes, adding the expertise of a mosquito control professional, like Mosquito Squad, is a great step in protecting your outdoor areas from the nuisance and dangers of mosquitoes. However, successful mosquito control also relies on common sense practices on the part of the homeowner. This means gaining a clear understanding of identifying and reducing potential mosquito breeding sites in and around your property.

Mosquito control is a group effort. By ensuring your yard is not a breeding ground for mosquitoes, you can help reduce the mosquito population within your yard. Mosquito Squad of Savannah-Hilton Head works with homeowners to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks and other biting bugs from their yards. In order to enhance the value and effectiveness of any of our treatments, we recommend homeowners walk their yard weekly to check for and eliminate likely breeding sites.

Mosquitoes multiply rapidly and prefer laying their eggs near or within water. Most mosquito eggs hatch within 24-48 hours and this cycle will continue as long as the conditions are right. Just a small amount of water is needed for mosquitoes to reproduce. Even items as small as the cap from a discarded soda bottle can be enough water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in. This is why inspecting your property, even while on the Mosquito Squad service is crucial to keeping your property mosquito free!

When it comes to mosquito control in and around the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Skidaway Island areas, here are 7 helpful hints (Mosquito Squad refers to these as the 7 T’s), to minimize the mosquito’s propensity for breeding on your property:

Tip

Tip over items in your yard to reduce standing water and help eliminate mosquito breeding areas. Such as sandboxes, toys, garden implements and wheelbarrows. Also, undersides and saucers on planters and dog bowls. Other hotspots include gutters and flat roofs.

Toss

Remove and discard excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yard as these areas stay moist and are ripe for mosquito breeding.

Turn

Turn over large yard items that could hold water like children’s sandboxes, kiddie pools or plastic toys when not in use.

Tarps/Remove

If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats, or sports equipment aren’t taught, they’re holding water. This also includes any covers used for outdoor furniture or grills/smokers. Remove them or keep them pulled tight.

Take Care

Take care of home and lawn maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water, including cleaning out gutters and making sure downspouts are attached properly, keeping your grass mowed and beds pruned, and check irrigation systems for leaks.

Team up

Despite taking all precautions in your own home, the condition of neighboring properties can influence how many mosquitoes are taking refuge in your yard, and affect your control and prevention efforts. Talking with neighbors is a key component to the success of your mosquito, and tick control efforts. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property. Communication and caring is key!

Treat

Utilize Mosquito Squad of Savannah-Hilton Head mosquito control and protection program the home and yard. Using our barrier treatment reduces the need for spraying DEET-laden bug spray on your children. We can eliminate up to 85-90% of the mosquitoes on your property.

By combining our proven services with common sense practices you can reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on your property and help eliminate mosquitoes. This dual approach will eliminate literally billions of mosquitoes.

We offer the perfect solution for your mosquito control needs. Along with our traditional barrier treatment, we also offer essential oil-based mosquito control, mosquito control for special events and convenient mosquito misting systems. Call Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head at (912) 210-5909 today or email us


Owner Brent Tatum and family

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