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Mosquito Abatement

Contact
webmsq@berkeleycountysc.gov
Moncks Corner
843.719.4646
Charleston
843.723.3800 ext. 4646
St. Stephen
843.567.3136 ext. 4646
(F) 843.719.4791
Office Hours
7am-3pm M-F
Location
223 North Live Oak Drive
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Mailing Address
PO Box 6122
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Additional Information
Mosquito life cycle

Jeff Cary, Manager

Mission Statement
The Mosquito Abatement Department (BCMA) will defend the health and well-being of Berkeley County's citizens from disease and discomfort caused by mosquitoes, using integrated mosquito management practices which are effective, economical and protective of human health and the environment.

Services

BMCA strives to reduce and control the mosquito population in Berkeley County. This ongoing effort involves a number of strategies, including:

  • Surveillance/Inspection
  • Larval Control/Source Reduction
  • Adult Control
  • Public Education

Surveillance and Inspection

Mosquito Abatement personnel use several measures (including landing rate counts, light trap collections, larval sampling, and requests for service) to determine where control efforts are needed, the severity of the problem, and the types of control to implement.

Juvenile Mosquito Control

Mosquito Abatement is also responsible for larviciding throughout Berkeley County. Larviciding is a year-round process used to eliminate breeding sites and to kill mosquitoes when they are in the larval stage.

Adult Control

We take various measures to decrease the population of adult mosquitoes. We are responsible for adulticiding throughout Berkeley County. Exceptions include: City of Hanahan, which is sprayed by Hanahan Public Works; City of Goose Creek, which is sprayed by Goose Creek Public Works; and Bonneau Beach which is sprayed by Santee Cooper.

Requests for Service

To request service, call our office during regular business hours. Requests are documented and issued to field technicians who evaluate conditions and determine appropriate measures for treatment.

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