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.
Nearly 1000 acres of wetlands were treated during the past week for mosquito larvae by our aircraft as a result of rains that fell at the end of May. Both nuisance and vector adult mosquito numbers climbed during the past week, although no indication of mosquito borne virus has been detected from any of our vector species so far this year. This lack of virus in mosquitoes appears to be a statewide trend, despite two human cases of West Nile virus from distant locations in the state (Decatur and Clayton counties). If you would like to receive notifications of aerial adult mosquito missions in your area during the 2023 season, 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!