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Mosquito Control

Ray C. Funnye, Public Services Director
Location: 900 Aviation Blvd., Georgetown, S.C. 29440
Phone: (843) 545-3615 - Problem Report Line
Fax: (843) 545-3526
E-mail:
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays)
Point of Contact: Tracy D. Jones

Directions: Located on the back side of the Georgetown Airport.

 

Georgetown County Mosquito Control Division is closed for the 2020 Season.

 

Georgetown County Mosquito Control is closed for the 2020 season.  Thank you for your consideration and support throughout the spray season.  Please have a happy and safe holiday season. 

 

Please check back in the spring of 2021 for information about the opening of the 2021 Mosquito control Spraying season. 

 

There is no truck spraying scheduled until 2021.

 

 

Aerial Sprays are not planned at this time.

 

Georgetown County Mosquito Control staff is working to effectively and safely control the Mosquito population to prevent the spread of mosquito-carrying diseases in Georgetown County.  If you have a mosquito problem, or need a yard inspection, please call the Mosquito Control Hotline at (843)545-3615 or email Mosquito Control.  

 

Attention Beekeepers: Pee pollinating yellow flower

Georgetown County takes very seriously our efforts to save beneficial insects, specifically the bee colonies in our county. If you are a beekeeper and would like to register with the Mosquito Control Division, please call the Mosquito Control Hotline at (843)545-3615 or email: Mosquito Control.  You will be added to the “Call Before an Aerial Spray” list and you will be provided a beekeeper sign for the yard to alert the Spray Truck Driver to turn off the sprayer. 

 

Department Function:

To provide temporary and permanent control methods for the abatement of adult biting mosquitoes. Our integrated pest management system incorporates source reduction, surveillance, identification, adulticiding, larviciding and education. Mosquito Control has a phone hotline, with which county residents can report mosquito problems and ask for help locating and eliminating mosquito breeding areas on their property. If Mosquito Control inspectors find a potential breeding source, the property owner is given advice on personal protection and elimination of the breeding source.

Learn More About What We Do:

Georgetown County Mosquito Control’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program:

Primary goal is to protect public health from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
Our prevention and control strategies and methods are based on sound science.
We are committed to protecting families by:

Educating the public to protect themselves and take an active role in the reduction of mosquito populations;
Eliminating mosquito egg-laying sources; and
Applying safe, effective EPA-registered insecticides when needed.

To request service, please call our hotline:  (843) 545-3615

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What can I do to protect myself from biting mosquitoes?
A: 
When outside, wear mosquito-proof clothing, avoid wearing perfume or scented products and use an insect repellent. Mosquitoes are also more attracted to dark-colored clothing.

Q. What can I do to reduce the mosquito population in the areas around my home?
A: 
Since mosquitoes need water to drink and to lay their eggs, water-holding containers such as tree holes, tires, tin cans, uncovered boats, leaf-clogged rain gutters and planters may be breeding areas for mosquitoes. To control mosquito problems around the house, empty the water from these places. For more information on protecting yourself and your property see: Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Areas (SCDHEC)

Q: What actions should I take if I see a dead bird?
A: 
At this time, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) only tests crows and blue jays. If you see any dead crows or blue jays, please contact the Mosquito Control ‘Hotline’ (843-545-3615) immediately. Staff will collect and submit the bird to the local SCDHEC lab for further testing.

Q: How can I request the spraying of an area for mosquitoes?
A: 
Call the Mosquito Control “Hotline” at (843) 545-3615. Please be sure to leave your name, address and telephone number when calling.

Q: How does the county determine the areas to spray?
A: 
Georgetown County Mosquito Control uses data from multiple sources for making spraying decisions. Mosquito Control has light traps placed throughout the County to collect Mosquitoes. The information obtained from checking these traps, amount of rainfall, number of calls, known problem areas and physical inspections by Mosquito Control personnel all contribute to help determine the areas to be sprayed.

Q: Does Georgetown County use airplanes to spray for mosquitoes?
A: 
Only in extreme cases, typically after an event such as a hurricane or an unusually large rainfall amount.  In these situations, if the spray trucks are unable to reduce the high number of mosquitoes, the county uses aircraft to cover more area during spraying.

 

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