Santee Cooper's mosquito control program, currently referred to as Vector Management, was housed in our first permanent building in the late 1930s. We were instrumental in the eradication of malaria from the region by 1950, and we continue to control disease carrying and nuisance mosquitoes.
The program utilizes an integrated pest management strategy to effectively control problematic mosquito populations at over 50 subdivisions surrounding lakes Marion and Moultrie. This approach allows for control over each stage of the life cycle of the mosquito. Larvicides and pupicides are applied to achieve control of these critical aquatic life stages of the mosquito. Adult mosquitoes that originate from areas where larval control is not practical or possible are targeted with the safe and responsible use of EPA-approved chemicals by certified licensed pesticide applicators.
The following areas are scheduled for adult mosquito control operations on March 30, 2020 :
Cross Subdivision, S&S Campground, Johntsons Landing, Blacks Campground, Diversion Canal, Big Oak Campground.
Halls Subdivision, Angels Campground.
Fergusons Campground, Eutaw Springs, Sinkler, Belvedere 1,2,3, Fountain, Fountain Lake and St Julian 1,2,3 Subdivions.
Spray operations will commence 30 minutes prior to sunset and are contingent on weather conditions.