News Articles

WTOC:  "Mosquito swarms to start popping up in the Lowcountry" -- July 24, 2014

Island Packet:  "Mosquitoes Likely to Hatch in High Numbers in Beaufort County Next Week" -- July 24, 2014

Bluffton Today:  "Mosquitoes on the Rise in Beaufort County" -- August 25, 2013

Island Packet:  "Mosquito Season Off to 'Mild' Start in Beaufort County" -- July 30, 2013

Island Packet:  "Beaufort County, USCB Partner on Mosquito Study" -- April 21, 2013

Island Packet:  "County Hopes to Put the Bite on West Nile" -- September 3, 2012

Island Packet:  "West Nile Cases Up Nationwide, in South Carolina" -- August 22, 2012

Island Packet:  "West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Beaufort" -- August 1, 2012

Island Packet:  "Beaufort County Mosquito-Spraying Efforts Ramp Up in Response to Complaints" -- April 4, 2012

Island Packet:  "Beaufort County Sees Uptick in Seasonal Irritants: Pollen and Mosquitoes" -- March 23, 2012

WTOC:  "Mosquitoes Invade the Lowcountry" -- March 20, 2012

Island Packet:  "Dead Crows Found Near Bluffton School Complex Tested for West Nile" -- October 14, 2011

Island Packet:  "Mosquitoes Swarm Beaufort County" -- October 12, 2011

Island Packet: "Savannah Besieged, But Beaufort County Still West Nile-Free" -- July 31, 2011

Bluffton Today: "Rain, High Tides, Warm Weather Perfect Conditions for Mosquito Breeding" -- July 3, 2011

Island Packet; "Biting Midge More Pesky than in Previous Years" -- May 2, 2011

Island Packet: "Mosquitoes Didn't Get the Memo About the Season Being Over" -- October 30, 2010

Island Packet: "Quintessentially Lowcountry:  Really, the Sand Gnat Should Be the State Bird" -- September 11, 2009

Bluffton Today: "A Bloody Fight . . . So Far, 2009 Is Shaping Up To Be Among the Bloodiest Mosquito Seasons Ever.  With a Second Wave on the Way, Mosquito Control Is Attacking First" (see pages 1, 12, and 13) -- June 11, 2009

Island Packet: "It's Going To Be a Long, Buggy Summer, County Mosquito Team Says" -- May 1, 2009

Island Packet: "Insecticide Shows Up in Scant Amounts in Beaufort River" -- May 1, 2009

Bluffton Today: "Mosquito Invasion Possible . . . Recent Rains Created Many Breeding Spots for the Annoying Insects" -- August 31, 2008

Beaufort Gazette: "Buggin' Out:  The Lowdown on Lowcountry Pests" -- July 12, 2008

Island Packet: "Two Birds in Dorchester and York Counties Test Positive for West Nile Virus" -- June 6, 2008

Island Packet: "No-See-Ums:  Is There Any Way to Stop the Nasty Buggers?" -- April 15, 2008

Island Packet: "Here's How to Put the Bite on Those Pesky West Nile Mosquitoes" -- March 28, 2008  

Island Packet: "Mosquito Control Flyers Want Lights on Towers" -- February 12, 2008

Island Packet: "This Mosquito Season Was Among the Worst Ever, County Official Says" -- November 7, 2007

Island Packet: "Bugs:  Guardians of the Lowcountry" -- August 22, 2007

Beaufort Gazette: "Mosquito Bite Didn't Kill Second Grader" -- August 18, 2007

Bluffton Today: "Respect But Don't Fear Mosquitoes" (see page 6) -- August 13, 2007

Bluffton Today:"Girl Dies of Mosquito-Borne Disease" (see pages 1 and 4) -- August 12, 2007

Island Packet: "Mosquito-Borne Illness Killed Second-Grader, Doctor Says . . . Mossy Oaks Elementary Student Died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Her Doctor Says" -- August 11, 2007

Island Packet: "A Big, Black Cloud:  Growing Mosquito Population Puts the Bite on All of Us" -- August 10, 2007

Bluffton Today: "They Want to Suck Your Blood . . . County Department Fights Never-Ending Battle Against Mosquitoes, Disease" (see pages 1, 14, and 15) -- July 31, 2007

Beaufort Gazette: "County Reports Peak Mosquito Populations This Season" -- July 4, 2007

Beaufort Gazette: "Strobe Lights Soon May Top Towers in Beaufort" -- July 4, 2007

Bluffton Today: "Mosquito Hunters Go To Work" (see pages 1 and 21) --  June 10, 2007

Island Packet: "Listen Up, Skeeters! We've Got a Secret Weapon and We're Coming to Get You" -- May 26, 2007

Island Packet: "Don't Bug Me!; Mosquitoes Lay Low in the Lowcountry" -- May 2, 2007

Island Packet: "County Passes Tough Boat Ramp Rules (. . . Council Unanimously Approves Lighting of Communication Towers)" -- January 9, 2007

Island Packet: "County Poised to OK Rules Requiring Tower Lights" -- December 20, 2006

Island Packet: "County Plans Counterattack on Mosquitoes" -- September 22, 2006

Bluffton Today: "Lights On . . . County Staffers Say It's a Safety Issue, But Tower Owners Say They've Already Promised Nearby Residents Their Towers Will Stay Dark" (see pages 14 - 15) -- September 4, 2006

Beaufort Gazette: "Company Sprays for Mosquitoes to Test New Targeting Technology" -- June 21, 2006

Island Packet: "Helping Visibility: County Votes to Require Lights on Cell Towers" -- June 7, 2006

Island Packet: "County Looks to Shine Light on Towers" -- May 18, 2006

Island Packet: "Feeling the Bite: Revealing the Truth Behind Pesky No-See-Ums" -- March 21, 2006

Island Packet: "Mosquito Control Pilot to Test Towers" -- March 8, 2006

Island Packet: "Structures Have Pilots in Uproar: Unpermitted Towers Put Sprayers in Danger" -- January 15, 2006

Island Packet: "Mosquito Control Launches Research Lab" -- October 10, 2005

Beaufort Gazette: "Mosquito Spraying Challenge: Monotony" -- October 3, 2005

Beaufort Gazette: "County Sprays for Mosquitoes after Encephalitis Diagnosis" -- August 30, 2005

Island Packet: "Prime Conditions Have Mosquitoes All Abuzz" -- July 18, 2005

Island Packet: "Getting Bugged" -- July 18, 2005

Bluffton Today: "Buzz on Over to County's New Bug Abatement Web Site" -- July 11, 2005

Beaufort Gazette: "An Itching Sensation and What the Heck You Can Do About It" -- May 28, 2005

Bluffton Today: "Pesky 'Skeeters" And "Buzzzzzz" (see pages 16 - 17) -- May 17, 2005

Beaufort Gazette: "Mosquito Control Tackles Surging Bug Population" -- April 25, 2005

Island Packet: "County Readies for Mosquito Season" -- April 24, 2005

Beaufort Gazette: "Recent Deluge Washes Away Pollen, Delays Road Work" -- March 29, 2005

Island Packet: "Rainy Season Breeds Mosquitoes" -- October 18, 2004

Beaufort Gazette: "County Takes on New Tools to Fight Mosquitoes" -- September 27, 2004

Beaufort Gazette: "Research Reveals Mosquitoes Picky Eaters" -- August 5, 2004

Beaufort Gazette: "S.C. Proves West Nile Free -- So Far" -- July 13, 2004

Carolina Morning News: "Mosquitoes More Than a Nuisance: Beaufort County Spends $1.3 Million Annually to Fight Pesky Bloodsuckers" -- July 4, 2004

Beaufort Gazette: "Population Boom Means More Work for Mosquito Control" -- July 3, 2004

Beaufort Gazette: "County Mosquito Control Evolving" -- April 24, 2004

Beaufort Gazette: "County Readies Mosquito Control Fleet: Agency Ready to Fend Off Any West Nile Outbreak " -- April 5, 2004