Mosquito Abatement

Posted by Eric Avant 10/29/2016





For Immediate Release

Colleton County Mosquito Abatement Released on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Colleton County has been inundated with requests for mosquito abatement in the last few days. In response, the County has put on extra resources for ground spraying of mosquitoes, and will continue spraying 7 days per week until colder weather eliminates the mosquitoes. The County is working on a systematic plan to spray all residential neighborhoods as well as any rural areas of the County that have requested spraying.

As the flood waters related to Hurricane Matthew have receded, the mosquito population has risen exponentially over the past 7 days. Mosquito control efforts by the County generally taper off during the first part of October, but the recent flooding and warm temperatures have combined to create the perfect breeding ground for the mosquito population to boom.

In order to combat mosquitos at your home, residents can begin by tipping over and dumping out anything that has collected water. Items that have collected water could be swarming with mosquito larva. Other mosquito control tips: wear long sleeves and pants, wear light-colored clothing and use insect repellent.

Due to the high volume of calls it is easier to email your information regarding a location you would like treated, please email your name, 911 address and phone contact to the County Mosquito Control Program at or fill out the following form at our web site Though call volumes are high, citizens can also call with the same information at 843-893-2651.