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.
As October comes to a close and the cooler November weather settles in on our region, our resident adult mosquitoes begin to seek out sheltered areas where they remain dormant until warm weather returns. Some species actually overwinter as larvae, and still others have laid weather-durable eggs that await ideal conditions to return to our region. Regardless, mosquito season does not necessarily end because of the change of months on the calendar, but merely takes a break. Traps set throughout the county are still catching mosquitoes, and local mosquitoes are still being tested for viruses that can be transmitted to us. So keep in mind that should any mosquito problem come up in your area during what many might consider the “off season,” Mosquito Control staff are eager to help. 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!