Mosquito Control


 Mosquito Image

Since 1974, Beaufort County Mosquito Control has improved the lives of those who reside or visit our portion of the scenic Lowcountry and Sea Islands. We offer services to support a healthier and more enjoyable quality of life throughout Beaufort County.

Mission Statement

The mission of BCMC is to provide safe, effective, and economical abatement of mosquitoes and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases for the residents and visitors of Beaufort County. To accomplish this goal, we adhere to the principles of Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM). This strategy depends on a multidisciplinary approach including, but not limited to, the approach of public health insecticides. Our IMM consists of:

  • surveillance of pest mosquitoes
  • surveillance of vector mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases
  • elimination of mosquito breeding sites
  • strategic application of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered public health insecticides
  • legislation
  • continuing education for employees
  • support of community outreach activities
Certified personnel use state of the art ground and aerial application equipment. We receive technical support from Clemson University Department of Pesticide Regulation and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)

Tentative Treatment Area(s)

** TENTATIVE TREATMENT AREA(S) **

Tentative treatment area(s) are displayed on a map at the link above by 4:00 pm each work day (as needed). Please check this map often to determine when and where the spray trucks and/or aircraft may apply the public health insecticides during Monday through Friday.

*Mosquito Control cannot guarantee treatment activities will be conducted for the scheduled treatment area(s) due to the possibility of disease priorities, adverse weather conditions, mechanical issues, or any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.


 

FAA Regulation

          The week of:   

       8/12/19 - 8/16/19

In accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, please be advised that Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial training, surveillance, or spray missions during daylight hours as needed. We use low flying aircraft (under 250 feet) to apply Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered public health insecticides during ideal weather conditions. We do not treat the marsh habitats for adult mosquitoes during these aerial operations.


Fixed Wing Aircraft

OV-10 D  Bronco 

 

 OV-10 BRONCO


 

Rotary Wing Aircraft

MD-500 D

MD-500 Helicopter


 

Surveillance Traps

CDC Trap

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

        Miniature Light Trap


EVS Trap

Encephalitis Vector Survey (EVS) Trap


Gravid Trap

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Gravid Trap


 

 

 

**Please Do Not Disturb**

BG Sentinel Trap

   BG Sentinel Trap

(with Warning Sign)


Ovitrap

Ovitrap


Warning Tag

Warning Label (attached to various traps)


 

  • Click on the link REQUEST SERVICE and fill out the needed information 
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  • Call our office at 843-255-5800
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  • Submit an App Request from your mobile device by downloading the App from your App store located at: 

                  Apple IOS     

                  Android
  

Larvicides

Agnique MMF....................... Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Altosid Pellets...................... Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Altosid XR Briquetes............. Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Altosid XR-G Granules........... Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Aquabac 400G Granules........ Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
CoCo Bear........................... Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Metalarv S-PT Pellets............ Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Natular XRT Tablets.............. Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Vectomax FG....................... Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Adulticides

Duet.................................... Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Duet HD.............................. Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Permanone 30-30................. Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
Suspend Polyzone................. Label.......... Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

 

SDS (also formerly known as MSDS

There are 53 different species of mosquitoes that are found in Beaufort County.


Aedes (19)

aegypti, albopictus, atlanticus, atropalpus, canadensis canadensis, canadensis mathesoni, cinerius, dupreei, fulvus pallens, hendersoni, infirmatus, mitchellae, sollicitans, taeniorhynchus, thibaulti, tormentor, triseriatus, trivittatus, vexans


Anopholes (8)

atropos, barberi, bradleyi, crucians, georgianus, punctipennis, quadrimaculatus, walkeri


Coquillettidia (1)

perturbans


Culex (9)

coronator, erraticus, nigripalpus, peccator, pilosus, quinquefasciatus, restuans, salinarius, territans


Culiseta (2)

inornata, melanura


Mansonia (2)

dyari, titillans


Orthopodomyia (1)

signifera


Psorophora (8)

ciliata, columbiae, cyanescens, discolor, ferox, horrida, howardii, mathesoni


Toxorhynchites (1)

rutilus septentrionalis


Uranotaenia (2)

sapphirina, lowii

 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

West Nile Virus (WNV)

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Zika Virus

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

What is Beaufort County Mosquito Control doing about these 3 Mosquito-Borne Diseases?

BCMC considers EEE, WNV, and Zika Viruses to be public health threats. SCDHEC, Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Clinic, and/or BCMC  monitor these mosquito-borne diseases among mosquitoes, birds, horses, and/or humans. Subsequently, BCMC will intensify surveillance and mosquito abatement efforts if EEE, WNV, or Zika Virus are detected anywhere in Beaufort County. Some of these methods include:

 

  • Increase the collection of mosquitoes throughout Beaufort County for testing
  • Encourage residents and visitors to help with our surveillance program, such as for WNV (Dead Bird Surveillance)
  • Monitor mosquito-borne disease activity in adjacent counties, such as:      Chatham (GA), Jasper (SC),  Hampton (SC), and Colleton (SC)
  • Provide additional training for all BCMC employees
  • Participate in the state wide surveillance program for mosquitoes and dead birds
  • Coordinate our response plan with other government agencies
  • Educate the residents and visitors of Beaufort County about "mosquito hygiene" (source reduction of mosquito breeding sites and avoidance of biting mosquitoes), which are key to reduce the risk of EEE, WNV, and Zika Virus 

 

 

 

 

The public is encouraged to help with the detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in wild birds throughout Beaufort County.

Please refer to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SDHEC) guideline for dead bird submittal by clicking the link below 

*** REPORT DEAD BIRDS ***

Please review the following link requesting your help to eliminate mosquito breeding sites

*** FIGHT the BITE ***

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