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Mosquito Control

This department attempts to reduce the mosquito population and their breeding grounds in the 875 square mile territory of the county. We provide routine truck spraying during the months of May through October on a scheduled basis. Beside our routine truck spraying we have a larvicide program that consist of larval identification and larviciding throughout the county on a yearly basis. We monitor adult mosquito populations using light traps. Beaver dams are monitored to help prevent flooding and mosquito breeding. Our “Skeeter Defeater” team consist employees of the Public Works Department. They provide educational programs and materials to educate the public on mosquito control. We are offering a new barrier spraying program for this upcoming year. The county will provide barrier spraying in highly vegetative areas and in populated areas such as schools, parks, Courthouse for the aid in mosquito control. With the barrier spraying program the Mosquito Control Department will be able to spray heavy populated areas in the day time hours.

You Can Become a Skeeter Defeater By...
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Avoid places where there are a lot of mosquitoes.
  • Avoid being outdoors when there are a lot of mosquitoes.
  • Plan outdoor activities before dusk and dawn.
  • Use repellents containing DEET (30% or less for adults, 10% or less for children) to prevent mosquito bites, carefully following the label instructions.
  • Keep screens on windows and doors in good repair.
  • Empty, destroy, recycle, or cover containers like tires, tin cans, buckets, and bottles that hold water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
  • Change water in pet bowls and bird baths at least once a week.
  • Remove or empty dishes under potted plants.
  • Stock ponds and ditches with native fish.
  • Cover unused pools.
Contact Information

Pat Simmons

Physical Address:
Public Works Building
210 S. Bennett St.
Burgaw, NC 28425
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1205
Burgaw, NC 28425

Phone: 910-259-1228
Fax: 910-259-1297

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