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Mecklenburg County has a comprehensive mosquito control program which includes education, surveillance, complaint investigation, pest identification, regulation enforcement and control and treatment of mosquito populations.
The program's control (of mosquitoes) philosophy is a preventive, long term one whereby we attempt to interfere or stop the mosquito's life cycle before they become biting adults capable of transmitting disease and creating community nuisances. Since mosquitoes go through several growth stages in standing water prior to emerging as flying adults, control strategies always focus on identifying, managing, treating and eliminating artificial and natural bodies of standing water capable of supporting mosquito populations.
Water is the necessary ingredient for mosquitoes to breed. They lay their eggs in water and then those eggs develop into larvae. Larvae is the stage in which most of the development of the mosquito occurs. The larvae feed on organic matter in the water, grow and develop into pupae. The pupal stage is the last step before they hatch out into flying adults.
Mosquitoes are carriers (vectors) for many diseases. West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and LaCrosse encephalitis are some diseases that are recognized by the general public.
General Information or Complaints: 980-314-1620
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.