(843) 255-5800 Office
(843) 255-9428 Fax
Beaufort County Mosquito Control
84 Shanklin Road
Beaufort, SC 29906-8427
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (MON - FRI)
Welcome to the Beaufort County Mosquito Control (BCMC) website created for the residents and visitors of Beaufort County, South Carolina. The information provided throughout this site represents basic facts of our program. If you seek specific information, please contact our office at 843-255-5800 or send your inquiries to: Mosquito_Control. Since 1974, BCMC improves 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 coastal Beaufort County.
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 application 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
- 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 (DHEC).
Public Service Announcements (PSA)
PSA #1: Zika Virus Information
PSA #2: The Mosquito Control Mobile Reporting App is available to convey mosquito problems for subsequent treatment or dead birds for testing of possible West Nile Virus infections.
PSA #3: In accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, please be advised that BCMC may conduct aerial training, survey, or spray missions during daylight hours from August 22- 26, 2016. We use low-flying aircraft (under 250 feet) to apply Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered public health insecticides during ideal weather. We do not treat the salt marsh habitats for adult mosquitoes during these aerial operations. Note: for additional information, please see Tentative Treatment Maps.
OV-10 D Bronco
PSA #4: If you discover a dead American Crow, Blue Jay, Fish Crow, House Finch, or House Sparrow (see images) in Beaufort County, you should view the DHEC website (Submittal of Dead Birds) for instructions. Note: for additional information, please see Dead Bird Surveillance for West Nile Virus.
American Crow (Male or Female)
Blue Jay (Male or Female)
Fish Crow (Male or Female)
House Finch (Female and Male)
House Sparrow (Male and Female)
PSA #5: Please review the following link requesting your help to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.
PSA #6: BCMC uses several types of insect collection traps (see images) to monitor pest mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. These surveillance devices determine when and where mosquito problems occur throughout Beaufort County including the underground stormwater systems. Because surveillance represents the foundation of an effective mosquito abatement program, we encourage all residents and visitors to adhere with the following message:
Please DO NOT DISTURB our surveillance traps. These public health devices provide critical information for our program.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Miniature Light Trap
Encephalitis Vector Survey (EVS) Trap
CDC Gravid Trap
BG Sentinel Trap with Warning Sign
Warning Label (Attached to Various Traps)