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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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…

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

Berkeley County Offices Closing at 2 p.m.

hmoldenhauerAug 3, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (August 3, 2020) — All Berkeley County Offices will close at 2 p.m. Monday, August 3 due to Tropical Storm Isaias. This closure includes the Berkeley County Courthouse, Libraries, Animal…

Mosquito Abatement Conducting Aerial Spraying June 3

Mosquito Abatement Conducting Aerial Spraying June 3

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, June 1, 2020) –  Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement will be aerial spraying on the County’s southern end on Wednesday, June 3. The spraying is scheduled to start around 6…

Berkeley County Offices to Reopen to the Public May 20

Berkeley County Offices to Reopen to the Public May 20

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Friday, May 8, 2020) – Berkeley County Government buildings will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 20. The Voters Registration and Elections Office will be open to the public…

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