Chatham County Mosquito Control is responsible for providing a comprehensive, cost effective mosquito abatement program for Chatham County and all of its municipalities.
This is accomplished through the implementation and integration of various safe and environmentally sound mosquito control measures to protect all Chatham citizens from pestiferous and medically important mosquitoes.
Chatham County is the most northern coastal county in Georgia, with a land area of approximately 438 square miles.The area includes a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, such as coastal barrier islands, urban landscape, and xeric sandhill regions. Forty species of mosquitoes are known to occur in the county. Chatham County Mosquito Contrtol has a staff of twenty-nine and is fortunate to be an independent county department, reporting directly to the County Manager.
With July in our rearview mirror, we look towards August and what it may bring. By comparison, the numbers of mosquitoes were actually down in July from June, however, the confirmation of our first mosquito samples infected with West Nile virus has kept us busy. In all, a total of twenty positive samples from five locations have been reported. Treatments for adult mosquitoes were conducted in the areas where these infected mosquitoes were collected and additional missions targeting the southern house mosquito populations will continue. Should you become overwhelmed by mosquitoes or see a potential mosquito problem, please call us directly or report on-line through our website at Chatham County Mosquito Control . If you would like to receive notifications of aerial adult mosquito missions in your area during 2022, please register on the county’s Smart911 system at: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=chathamcounty.
It is easy to help stop mosquitoes from reproducing and spreading disease. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed.
Keep all containers around your home free from standing water!