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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 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.


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


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


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!


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

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