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.
Spray operations will commence at sunset or prior to sunrise and are contingent upon permissible weather conditions.
The following locations are scheduled for adult mosquito spray operations on 09/27/2023:
Moncks Corner Area
Overton Subdivision, Thornley Subdivision, Wampee Conference Center, Somerset Recreational Park, Thornley Forest Subdivision, Thornley Forest II Subdivision, Thornley Extension Subdivision, Old Santee Canal Park, Locklear Landing, Changed Lives Ministries.