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(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

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.

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 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
  • 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 (DHEC).

Public Service Announcements (PSA)

PSA #1: In accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, please be advised that BCMC may conduct aerial training, survey, or spray missions (as needed) during daylight hours on September 29 - October 3, 2014.  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 Bronco-1   OV-10 D Bronco

MD-500   MD-500 D


PSA #2:  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   American Crow (Male or Female)

Bluejay   Blue Jay (Male or Female)

FC dd   Fish Crow (Male or Female) 

2 House Finches   House Finch (Female and Male)  

2 House Sparrows   House Sparrow (Male and Female)

  

PSA #3: Please review the following link requesting your help to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

Mosquito Control


PSA #4: 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.

CDC trap 1

catch basin trap

gravid trap

metal tag