Before the government's top-secret Deathbug experiments, mosquitoes fed peaceably on the cream filling of Twinkies. Rid yourself of these blood-seeking horrors with today's Groupon to Mosquito Squad of Columbia. Mosquito Squad serves areas of South Carolina in Lexington and Richland counties; see a complete list at the bottom of this page. Choose between the following options:
- For $28, you get a mosquito-elimination treatment for up to a half acre of land (a $129 value).
- For $38, you get a mosquito-elimination treatment for up to one acre of land (a $139 value).
Mosquito Squad of Columbia uses a specially formulated fog to kill adult mosquitoes on contact, as well as to kill mosquitoes that land on greenery afterward. Spraying sessions last roughly 15 minutes, and people and pets can return to the treated areas just 30 minutes after the fogging—which effectively reduces the mosquito population in that area by about 80%–90%. Mosquitoes are thereby banned from the premises for up to 21 days, after which it will be necessary to bring on the fog again to remain unbitten. Alternatively, choose an all-natural solution that repels insects by offending their delicate scent palates. From this treatment, humans detect a mild odor that fades after two hours but can be purchased as a bottled fragrance by those who miss it. The synthetic-free repellent breaks down more quickly in the environment and lasts up to 14 days. After the swarm of winged biters clears, you can enjoy a holiday barbecue, a pickup game of flag football, or a backyard nudist convention in peace.
Annoyed by bites and wary of diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks, Mosquito Squad spritzes its signature barrier spray across more than 20 states. Technicians protect home acreage with an EPA-registered spray that kills adult mosquitoes and ticks as well as up to 90% of other incoming insects using synthetic chemicals that emulate a compound found in chrysanthemums. They take care to avoid spraying blossoms and harming helpful bugs such as honeybees and sentient Volkswagen Beetles. As an alternative, staffers can spritz an all-natural spray, whose scent confuses and repels pests for about two weeks.