CSA monitors insect populations and compare data with pre-established thresholds for treatment. Mosquito control techniques for larval population includes the dip counting procedure. CSA staff will take dips in lagoons (the field person is aware that disturbing the water and/or casting a shadow over the water will cause mosquitoes to dive, thereby lowering counts) known by the field personnel to be typical of the breeding area being monitored. The dips will be conducted at a rate of 10 dips per week during the rainy season. If numbers of larval populations are greater than 10 larvae/dip threshold, larvicide will be applied in accordance with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and the pesticide label. CSA implements an adulticiding program that is conducted on a weekly basis, during the mosquito season, May through September.
Mosquito Control Program