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.

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Department Functions

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. Exception: parts of Bonneau Beach which are 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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Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 30, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, September 30, 2022) – Emergency responses across Berkeley County are currently delayed. Due to high winds, high-profile vehicles (i.e. ambulances, fire trucks, and utility vehicles) are periodically suspended…

Berkeley County to Partially Activate Emergency Operations Center Friday, Sept. 30

Berkeley County to Partially Activate Emergency Operations Center Friday, Sept. 30

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 29, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, September 29, 2022) – Berkeley County will move from OPCON 3 to OPCON 2 at 6 a.m. on Friday, September 30, partially activating its Emergency Operations Center (EOC).…

Berkeley County Government Announces Office Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Berkeley County Government Announces Office Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Jenna Ley JamisonSep 28, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, September 28, 2022) – Berkeley County is under a Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning as Hurricane Ian inches closer to South Carolina. A watch does NOT mean…

Berkeley County Government Offices Closing Early on Friday, January 21

Berkeley County Government Offices Closing Early on Friday, January 21

Jenna Ley JamisonJan 20, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, January 20, 2022) – All Berkeley County Government Offices, the Courthouse, the County Landfill and all County Convenience Centers will be closing at 3 p.m. on Friday, January…

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