According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), there are at least 61 different species of mosquitoes that exist in the state of South Carolina. The two-winged insects - whose name means "little fly" - are closely related to flies like gnats and no-see-ums.
Mosquitoes are a pest that can cause itchy bites, but they can also cause more serious health issues like spreading diseases. The most common diseases that could potentially be carried by mosquitoes in South Carolina include: West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis virus, and dog/cat heartworm.
Charleston County Mosquito Control provides mosquito control services throughout the county, including the Town of Seabrook Island ("Zone K2"). The county uses several diverse methods of treatment and prevention, including:
The county provides mosquito control treatment in the Town of Seabrook Island on an as-needed basis. The town and county work together to schedule ground and aerial treatments as conditions warrant.
Residents may submit a treatment request electronically by using the form below. Providing your property address will allow town and county staff to identify whether mosquito complaints are widespread or targeted to a specific geographic location. Residents may also submit a treatment request by phone by calling Town Hall at (843) 768-9121 during regular business hours.
The town will provide advance notice of scheduled sprayings via the Town Website, Facebook page and Twitter feed, as well as the Tidelines community blog. Residents may also sign up to receive notices by email by filling out the form below.
Mosquito Treatment Request Form
To request a mosquito treatment in your area, please complete the form below and click "Submit."