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Posted on: May 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Local Mosquito Control

Local mosquito control is managed by Charleston County. Please visit the Charleston County Mosquito Control website for information on aerial spraying, to report mosquito swarms, and obtain other mosquito related information.

Working together, Charleston County Mosquito Control and the citizens of Charleston County can reduce the mosquito population so that residents can continue to enjoy outside activities and minimize the occurrence of mosquito-carried disease.

Ways the Public can help reduce mosquitos:

  • Every three days, flush birdbaths, potted plant saucers and other containers that hold water
  • Keep yard clean and cut
  • Remove items from yard that hold water and are not needed outside
  • Keep lawn and gardening equipment indoors
  • Fix leaky faucets
  • Keep gutters clean
  • Fill in tree holes with sand or concrete
  • Change pet water dishes regularly
  • Chlorinate pools and clean the pool and filters
  • Add fish to ponds

Mosquito facts:
  • A mosquito’s life revolves around water; a female mosquito lays her eggs in water or in areas expected to flood.
  • Once they hatch, a larvae mosquito must remain in water until it emerges as an adult approximately one to two weeks later.
  • Mosquitoes can become infected with the West Nile Virus when they feed on infected birds.
  • Mosquitoes can transmit heartworm disease from an infected dog or cat to a healthy dog or cat.

Zika Virus
Staff continues to monitor information about the Zika virus. For the latest information please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

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